Kim Brandt: Clear Night

Clear Night, a new performance by Kim Brandt, debuts May 20th-27th, 2016, a collaborative presentation of ISSUE Project Room and Pioneer Works’ Artist-In-Residence programs. Clear Night is a series of related but distinct performances in which dancers deploy a variety of movement systems to proliferate tones, surfaces, and landscapes. A different work will be presented for 8 continuous days in Pioneer Works’ main gallery, with pieces ranging from fifteen minutes to several hours and featuring anywhere from one to thirty-five performers.

Evoking horizon lines, topographical maps and kinetically charged atmospheres, the movements respond to the expansive space of Pioneer Works, cultivating highly specific shapes and scales. Clear Night questions how gravity, architecture, and duration pressure motion’s drive toward inertia. How can a body of bodies work collectively to explore togetherness? How does a group work not simply in unison but as a whole—a sum that isn’t greater than its parts but that creates another organism?

Performed by Anna Adams Stark, Rebecca Cardwell, Liz Charky, Meg Clixby, Jessica Cook, Courtney Cooke, Katie Dean, Greer Dworman, Tess Dworman, Ayano Elson, Kyli Kleven, Lydia Okrent, Nora Stephens, Tara Willis and others.

Performance Schedule

Friday, May 20th, 8pm
Saturday, May 21st, 6pm
Sunday, May 22nd, 1pm
Monday, May 23rd 5:30am
Tuesday, May 24th, 8pm
Wednesday, May 25th, 12-6pm
Thursday, May 26th 4pm
Friday, May 27th, 7:30pm


Kim Brandt has presented her work in New York City at The Kitchen, Movement Research, Aunts at The New Museum and Abrons Arts Center, Artists Space, AVA Gallery, Danspace Project, P.S. 122, Roulette, Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Jack, Dixon Place, LaMama and Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, and participated in group shows at Elizabeth Dee, Josee Bienvenue, Industry City, Airplane, Pierogi, Five Myles and The Laundromat. She has also presented her work in Philadelphia at The Ice Box, AUX/VOX Populi, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Flux Gallery, Barber Shop Gallery and Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery. Recent press includes a 2015 interview in Bomb Magazine, and reviews in The Brooklyn Rail and Brandt received a BA in liberal arts from Hampshire College and a MFA in sculpture from Tyler School of Art. She was a 2012 Space Grant recipient at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, a 2015 resident artist at Issue Project Room, and is a 2015-16 recipient of The Award/NYC.

Established in 2006, ISSUE Project Room‘s annual Artist-in-Residence program provides emerging artists a year-long residency including rehearsal space, production, curatorial, and pr/marketing support to create new works, reach the next stage in their artistic development, and gain exposure to a broad public audience.

ISSUE Project Room’s Artist-in-Residence program is made possible, in part, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and with the support of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and through the support of The James E. Robison Foundation, and Chez Bushwick.

Clear Night is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council. Clear Night was supported, in part, by Brooklyn Arts Council, and the Center for Performance Research’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Artist in Residence program, and was rehearsed through the Subsidized Rental Program at Mark Morris Dance Center.

Founded in 2003, ISSUE Project Room is a pioneering nonprofit performance center, presenting projects by interdisciplinary artists that expand the boundaries of artistic practice and stimulate critical dialogue in the broader community. ISSUE serves as a leading cultural incubator, facilitating the commission and premiere of innovative new works.