The Enchanted Realm of René Magritte
August 6-August 20th 2016
Inspired by the work of surrealist painter, Rene Magritte, The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte featured performance and installation set in an 8 room mansion on Governors Island. Eight playwrights came together to create a beautifully surreal story of love and memory; moving audiences in and out of the various rooms. Magritte’s three panel mural The Enchanted Realm served as the source material for this immersive production created by Exquisite Corpse Company.
Created shadow puppetry, masks, and a giant fish head.
Artist Assistant: Thanasis Konstantinidis
August 15, 2015 – September 15, 2015
Secession 2015 took the work of some of the greatest Viennese painters and musicians of the early 20th century and challenged contemporary artists to create work inspired by some of their more pivotal pieces.
The world of the Vienna Secession was brought to life, transforming a Victorian house on Governors Island into an immersive artscape of visual and performance experiences.
The audience was lead into a living gallery to explore the stories behind the paintings, traversing inside the minds, lives, and worlds of the artists.
The Exquisite Corpse Company LLC is a multidisciplinary performance art company based out of Brooklyn, New York. Their mission is to develop new, multi-disciplinary performances borne of collaboration between Brooklyn based artists. In doing so, we create a transformative, immersive event wherein theater, film, visual installation, music, and dance collide, repel, and interweave.
Photographs Copyright Lavinia Roberts 2015
Novel Space: Two Midnights in a Jug
April 29 – May 4, 2015
Chapter 1 of NovelSpace: Two Midnights in a Jug, an installation based on The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinback.
Hosted by Brooklyn Fire Proof
NovelSpace interprets great American novels & creates art installations in relevant urban spaces to inspire our audience through exploration, interaction & ambiance.
Created by Christina Alford
Photographs Copyright Lavinia Roberts 2015
August 3-31, 2013
Directed by Tess Howsam and Written by Matthew Minnicino, Lavinia Roberts, Laura Rose Zlatos, Blake Bishton, and Tess Howsam
Exquisite Corpse Company, Arts@Renaissance, in Brooklyn, NY
Follow your Odysseus! Brooklyn’s Exquisite Corpse Company brings you Odd.A.See. An ambitious retelling of Homer’s classic, Odd.A.See explores how the memories of violence haunt us, and how we struggle to find the courage to go home.
The audience follows Odysseus through a labyrinth of worlds collaboratively re-imagined and brought to life by a company of nearly 50 artists – including writers, musicians, installation artists, actors, and designers.
I created gargoyle installations and performance art pieces.
A group show, THE CAVE was presented at Frontrunner Gallery March 16th-31st, 2012. Produced by Corinne Beardsley, 20 artists and performers built a cave out of cardboard and wheat pasting newsprint to paint, draw, install sculpture, soundscapes, and host performances of music and theater. The show will inhabited two spaces at 59 Franklin St.- the 400 sq. foot gallery, and it’s project space in the deep caverns of the building. The audience discovered the dark spaces using crafted flashlight torches.
The CAVE is a post-apocalyptic space that has been abandoned for an indeterminate amount of time, but is discovered by the audience for the first time since living beings left it. We are reflecting on the ritual and act of mark making that paleolithic cave persons left for our imagination to answer the looming question- Why? Why would a hunter and gatherer culture have the urge to do something that is not needed for survival? Or is part of their perseverance? This inspires our curiosity- The experience of stepping down in a cavernous secluded space, working together to leave marks that represent our existence. By creating an imaginary space and work that expresses the world that we are part of and is part of us, we may begin to understand why those before us left their vitality in the gestures they etched into the stone.
THE CAVE presented the paintings and drawings by Nick Borelli, Kiley Ames Klein, Guno Park, and Shawn Yu; sculptural installations by Corinne Beardsley, Ramona Bradley, Jessie Brugger, Ian Healy, Zach Hewitt, Elyse Hradacky, Michael Feld, Alison Kuo and Lavinia Roberts. live performances of the cave ESSENCES by Marissa Metelica (written by Patrick Murray) and Nic Holiber, Robotic creatures by Jason Sho Green, a soundscape designed by musician Garrison York of Open to the Hound, crystal cavern installations, tunnels, chambers, shrines, and many nooks and surprises to discover.