● 25.8. Meet the Artist
In Thank You For Coming: Space, American performance artist Faye Driscoll, alone on stage, constructs a dynamic group experience. Immersed in an intricate installation, wired for sound and upheld by pulleys, ropes and the weight of others, she sifts through a whirlwind of emotions and delves into the deeply human forces of love and loss. A radical vulnerability emerges as she explores the inter-connectivity of bodies and ever-morphing states of togetherness. Conjuring the transformative powers of presence and of absence, Space paves the way for a shared rite of passage.
Choreography Faye Driscoll With Faye Driscoll Set design Nick Vaughan, Jake Margolin Lighting design Amanda K. Ringger Sound design Andrew Gilbert Sound engineering Zachary Crumrine Songs & sounds Faye Driscoll Artistic advisement Jesse Zaritt, Sacha Yanow Text advisement Amanda Davidson Additional advisement Dages Juvelier Keates Production management Devin Cameron Tour management Samantha Mohr Production, management George Lugg Distribution Damien Valette
A production by Faye Driscoll commissioned by Peak Performances as part of Performing Arts Research Lab (PeARL) at the Montclair State University New Jersey. Co-commissioned by The Walker Art Center. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, William and Nadine McGuire Commissioning Fund, Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University through the Wexner Center Residency Award Program. Supported by the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards Program, Jerome Foundation. Residencies: Camargo Foundation, the Pillow Lab at Jacob’s Pillow, Rauschenberg Foundation. Thank You for Coming: Space is a Creative-Capital-Project. In cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE.