PROJECTS 

FORTHCOMING in 2021

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GLIMMER (the film & THE ALBUM)

 

GLIMMER is a film, music project, and live performance piece of evolving iterations. Exploring the relationship between energies locked within finite objects of our natural landscapes and the energies human bodies bear upon them, the film and visual album – created by artists Simon Thomas-Train, Caitlin Scholl, John Mosloskie, Jessie Young, and Lea Fulton – is forthcoming in 2021 from FRIEND ENERGIES Productions and Beautywood Records. 

Past projects

THE END OF THE WORLD (2018)

 

THE END OF THE WORLD was a residency- and place-based immersive project at the Upper Jay Art Center, where 10+ artists working within interdisciplinary frameworks devised an evening-length performance of a “post-apocalyptic cabaret at the end of the world.”

 

In a time where our political system has divided the populace, the polar ice caps continue to collapse into the ocean, and technology drives us towards am overwhelming virtual reality, the artists challenged audiences to “sink into the desolate but also freeing reality of existing in a space that is already past the fall of everything.... where [we] as survivors, hanging in the corners of the last stop on the last train to no where, carve out stories in whatever moments still remain, gathering low-lit and gravelly wild, in a place where there are no laws because all laws have already been broken.” Coming at our own ideas, lives, self-talk, fury, challenges, defeats and victories through this “other” side of history feels like an important step in appreciating all that is still pure, beautiful, and sacred about the present.

GLIMMER (2017-2018)

 

GLIMMER is a film, music project, and live performance piece of evolving iterations. Exploring the relationship between energies locked within finite objects of our natural landscapes and the energies human bodies bear upon them, the project was created by artists Simon Thomas-Train, Caitlin Scholl, John Mosloskie, Jessie Young, and Lea Fulton. The film was conceptualized and shot during a 5-day Place-Based Residency in 2017 at Craigardan Residency Center, located in Keene, NY, and the musical score was created in the following month using sounds collected from the property.  

The film, with its original score, has been screened at Craigardan Residency Center and the Upper Jay Art Center, as well as at the Wassaic Project Summer Festival, where it was accompanied by a live performance installation by artistic directors Simon Thomas-Train and Caitlin Scholl.

DELORES | STROKE (2015-2016)

 

The Space We Make makes its foray into the land of the Grail Kingdom. It is a place where we go to seek our destiny, to wound, to become kings and queens – where we are lauded and disparaged and ultimately define ourselves by the great feminine force of the world around us. Somewhere in the midst of this land is Delores Stroke. We recognize her through a broken lens, as if looking into a mirror fogged with the steam of our own desire. We try to own her, hurt her, protect her from harm. We lose ourselves and lay in confusion. Run, run, run – someone calls from a great distance. It is faint but we hear the call, from the one we know not and know most, and we must heed the command.

This show of evolving iterations has been shown at Dixon Place, the Wassaic Project Summer Festival, Colby College, and the Upper Jay Art Center.

Delores | Stroke – Project Reel

Antidependence day (2015)

 

ANTIDEPENDENCE DAY is a summer performance festival created and produced by The Space We Make at the Upper Jay Art Center in Upper Jay, NY, in 2015. Following a weeklong residency int he space, the show featured individual and collaborative work of 10+ multidisciplinary artists, and culminated in a 3+ hr art and local food community event.

The White Whale The White Wail (2013-2015)

 

THE WHITE WHALE THE WHITE WAIL, our immersive adaptation of Melville's Moby Dick, is an ongoing work that has been performed in different settings, at different lengths, and for varying audiences. Built from the text itself, the show takes its inspiration from of all those who came before us who sought their fates desperately, longed with their whole bodies, met death inside their minds, and found transcendence through their dreams and desires. Most notably it has been presented by Abrons Center, Arts@Renaissance, the Roger Smith Hotel, and "First Look" at the Green Building in NYC, as well as the Upper Jay Art Center and at a 6-hour long durational private event in upstate NY. 

The White Whale The White Wail – PROJECT Reel

The White Whale The White Wail – Upper Jay Art Center

The White Whale The White Wail – Arts@Renaissance – Post-Performance Notes

Interdependence Day (2014)

 

INTERDEPENDENCE DAY is a summer performance festival created and produced by The Space We Make at the Upper Jay Art Center in Upper Jay, NY, in 2015. Following a weeklong residency int he space, the show featured individual and collaborative work of 10+ multidisciplinary artists, and culminated in a 3+ hr art and local food community event.

The Space We Make (2012)

 

In 2012, artists Caitlin Scholl and Simon Thomas-Train gathered a group of 13 artists, all working in different fiends and modalities, and convened upon an old Model-T factory, perched along a wild river in upstate New York. This inaugural project, self-titled as THE SPACE WE MAKE, marks the birth of the collective and our ongoing investigation of both place and community. Using input contributed by the group's larger networks – stories, songs, colors, even clothing and objects sent by friends, neighbors, and family members – the artists transformed these bits of cultural memory and transplanted them onto a new landscape, ripe with its own hidden histories. The evening length community event that resulted involved four floors of simultaneous performance, indoors and out, and planted the seeds for our subsequent work. It was here that The Space We Make was born. 

The Space We Make – Who We Are

The Space We Make (2012) – Full Documentary