Coco Gordon Moore is a visual artist and poet. She is the author of “A Sketch of Romance” and “Today I Hate The Sun”. The proceeds from her latest chapbook went to The Brooklyn Community Bail Fund and her upcoming book will help aid Red Dot Campaign; a non profit working to destigmatize the period as well as collecting tampons and pads for shelters and underfunded schools. Last year Gordon Moore put together a group show at Reena Spauings gallery in efforts of creating a space of affordable art and working to raise money and awareness for the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund. She continues to try and find ways to use art as a tool for reparations.
Lily Jue Sheng works between moving image, collage, text, performance, and installation. Nyle Genevieve makes video art, comics, zines, music, and handmade apparel. They met in college at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and are both based in New York City. Nyle’s series ‘Winds of Change’ and ‘Never Sit’ merge anthropomorphic existential crisis and female desire with doing everything yourself. She also plays drums for Nandas. Lily’s video work ‘Five Movements (五種流行之氣)’ has expanded into select performances at The Knockdown Center (with Anjuli Rathod) and Roulette Intermedium (with Anjuli Rathod and Nyle Genevieve). ‘Five Movements’ uses cinema to describe feelings of melancholia – the sensations of dreaming, and disrupting, myths surrounding the home. The third performance at The Poetry Project will include an expanded spoken word and unique subtitles in Shanghai dialect and English by Lily and a performed music score by Nyle.
Alison Nguyen’s work explores the ways in which images are produced, disseminated, and consumed within the current media landscape, exposing the socio-political conditions from which they arise. Creating strategies for dissent, she re-articulates mainstream cinematic language in unsettlingly seductive installation, video, and sculptural works that generate a self-aware gaze within which the viewer becomes both producer and consumer of their own spectacle.
Nguyen received her B.A from Brown University, Providence, RI. Her work has been screened at Ann Arbor Film Festival, Crossroads presented by SF MoMA/SF Cinemateque, Channels Festival International Biennial of Video Art, True/False Film Festival, Open City Documentary Festival, Microscope Gallery, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Leeds International Film Festival, San Diego Underground Film Festival, Marfa Film Festival, L’Alternativa at CCCB, and Traverse Vidéo, among others. Her work has been exhibited at AC Gallery Beijing, The International Studio & Curatorial Program, Centre Des Arts Actuels Skol, Chashama, BOSI Contemporary, The University of Oklahoma, and Satellite Art Show, Miami. She has participated in group performances at The Whitney Museum of Art: Dreamlands Expanded, Parrish Museum, and Mana Contemporary (in collaboration with Optipus). Nguyen has received residencies and fellowships from the International Studio & Curatorial Program, The Institute of Electronic Arts, BRIC, Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center, Signal Culture, and Vermont Studio Center. She has been awarded grants from NYSCA and The New York Community Trust. In 2018 Alison Nguyen was featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.”
She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Iris McCloughan is a trans* artist, performer, and writer. Their performance work has been presented in NYC (JACK, CATCH series, Ars Nova), Philadelphia (Institute of Contemporary Art, The Barnes Foundation / Philadelphia Contemporary, FringeArts, Vox Populi), Chicago (Links Hall), Los Angeles (PURE O) and elsewhere. Iris was the winner of the 2018 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from the American Poetry Review. Their chapbook No Harbor was the winner of the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Chapbook Series, administered by L+ S Press. Their poetry has appeared American Poetry Review, juked, Gertrude, and decomP, among others. Since 2014 Iris has collaborated with Eiko Otake as a performer and dramaturg for various projects. Iris has also collaborated with many other artists and ensembles, including Avery Z. Nelson, Julie Mayo, Leslie Rogers, Jaime Maseda, and Mel Krodman.
Doug LeCours is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, performer, and writer. His work has been presented in NYC by AUNTS, Center for Performance Research, New York Live Arts, WeisAcres, and the Performance Mix Festival. He has been a resident artist at Chez Bushwick and a Fresh Tracks artist at New York Live Arts. As a performer, he has worked with choreographers and directors including Keely Garfield, Catherine Galasso, Julie Mayo, Pavel Zuštiak, and RoseAnne Spradlin.
M. Lamar is a composer who works across opera, metal, performance, video, sculpture and installation to craft sprawling narratives of radical becomings. Lamar holds a BFA from The San Francisco Art Institute and attended the Yale School of Art, sculpture program, before dropping out to pursue music. Lamar’s work has been presented internationally, most recently at The Cloisters at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Bergen Assembly’ Bergen Norway, Basilica Soundscape Hudson Ny. Funkhaus Berlin Germany, Kunstgebäude Stuttgart, The Meet Factory in Prague, National Sawdust New York, The Kitchen New York, MoMa PS1’s Greater New York, Merkin Hall, New York, Issue Project Room New York, The Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco; Human resources, Los Angeles;Wesleyan University; Participant Inc., New York; New Museum, New York; Södra Teatern, Stockholm; Warehouse9, Copenhagen; WWDIS Fest, Gothenburg and Stockholm; The International Theater Festival, Donzdorf, Germany; Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York; Performance Space 122, New York; and African American Art & Culture Complex, San Francisco; among others.
Janna Dyk is an independent curator, artist, researcher, and collaborator based in Brooklyn. A Hunter MFA graduate, Dyk’s projects span a range of considerations, from images, poetry, and perception, to the relationship between the personal and political.
Tara Homasi is an interdisciplinary artist based in Jamaica, NY. She is currently heavily occupied with her lost tooth and root canal. This has put her in a distanced position where she waves her left hand to poetry while holding her chin with the other. She occasionally smiles with the right side of her mouth.
Olivia DiVecchia is an artist working across sculpture, drawing, photography, sound and text. She is interested in the withdrawal of meaning and an excavating desire she feels in the wake of this withdrawal. Consequently she can often be found digging holes in and around New York City. She sometimes uses this translated line from a poem by Paul Celan to clarify… “Where did the way lead when it led nowhere? O you dig and I dig, and I dig through you…” She is currently pursuing her MFA in art at CUNY Hunter College. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Kite aka Suzanne Kite is an Oglala Lakota performance artist, visual artist, and composer raised in Southern California, with a BFA from CalArts in music composition, an MFA from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School, and is a PhD candidate at Concordia University. Currently she is a 2019 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar and a Research Assistant for the Initiative for Indigenous Futures. Her research is concerned with contemporary Lakota epistemologies through research-creation, computational media, and performance practice. Recently, Kite has been developing a body interface for movement performances, carbon fiber sculptures, immersive video & sound installations, as well as co-running the experimental electronic imprint, Unheard Records.
Ali Liebegott is a writer and painter. She has published four books: The Beautifully Worthless, The IHOP Papers, Cha-Ching!, and The Summer of Dead Birds. She is the recipient of a Peabody Award, two Lambda Literary Awards and a Ferro-Grumley Award. She has read and performed her work throughout the United States and Canada with the legendary queer literary tour Sister Spit. In collaboration with Michelle Tea and Elizabeth Pickens she created The RADAR LAB, a free queer writer’s retreat from 2009-2013. in 2010 she took a train trip across America to interview poets for a project called The Heart has many Doors–. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
Ariana Reines is the author of four poetry collections and the Obie-winning play “Telephone.” She has created performances and art projects for the Whitney Museum, Works+Process at the Guggenheim, Stuart Shave / Modern Art, and more, and has taught poetry at many institutions, including Columbia, Yale, NYU, and UC Berkeley, where she was the Holloway poet. Recently a Macdowell Fellow, a Dora Maar Fellow, and a poet in residence at the T.S. Eliot House, she performs frequently around the world. Her newest collection, A Sand Book, is now available from Tin House Books.