Audre Lorde’s 1981 text “The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism” provides us with many insights about anger, namely that “Anger is loaded with information and energy.” Chelsea Knight and Autumn Knight’s previous collaborative works addressed more latent aspects of anger in regards to psychoanalysis, feminism, and racialized social structures. Manifest is an exploration of what happens when latent sources of rage are made manifest and therefore political. Knight and Knight dive into this by using text, sound, and expressions of both intimacy and aggression to create an environment to work through rage as a productive form of discourse.
Manifest will take place again on Sunday, August 12 at 6pm during Second Sundays* along with a participatory workshop.
Autumn Knight is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, installations, and text. Her performance work has been in exhibitions at various institutions including DiverseWorks, Houston, TX; Project Row Houses, Houston, TX; Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX; Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR; Skowhegan Space, New York, NY; The New Museum, New York, NY; the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, TX; Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, TX; Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL; and, most recently, the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and holds an M.A. in Drama Therapy from New York University. Knight is from Houston, TX and is currently based in New York, NY.
Chelsea Knight was born in Vermont and lives and works in New York. She received her B.A. from Oberlin College and her M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute Chicago. Knight completed residencies at the Whitney Independent Study Program and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and was a Fulbright Fellow in Italy. Solo exhibitions and performances include: the New Museum, New York, NY; The St. Louis Art Museum, MO; The Brooklyn Museum, NY; Aspect Ratio Gallery, Chicago, IL; Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY; DiverseWorks, Houston, TX; and Julius Caesar Gallery, Chicago, IL. Knight has exhibited and screened her work in group shows including the Aichi Triennial in Nagoya, Japan; Nouvelles Vagues at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Anti-Establishment at Bard CCS Hessel Museum, NY; the Young Artists’ Biennial, Bucharest, Romania; Werkschauhalle Gallery, Leipzig, Germany; the Michelangelo Pistoletto Foundation, Biella, Italy; and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Knight was a Spring 2015 Research and Development Artist in Residence at the New Museum and was a 2018 resident at the MacDowell Colony with Autumn Knight.
Jaimie Branch is a Brooklyn-based trumpeter working in the areas of improvisation and composition. In her practice, Branch is particularly interested in extending and expanding the technical limitations of the trumpet and the musical language of free jazz and improvised music. Before moving Red Hook, Brooklyn, in 2015, Branch was an active member in the Chicago creative music scene as a performer, presenter, and recording engineer. In May 2017, Branch made her debut recording as a leader entitled “Fly or Die” (IARC 011), which has been met with critical acclaim by The New York Times, The Wire, NPR, Jazz Times, The Observer.
*Jaimie will be playing during Manifest at Second Sundays.