Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum NYC kicks off with an opening event, Visible on the High Line: Making Collaborations, co-presented with High Line Art. Curated by Matteo Lucchetti and Judith Wielander of the Visible Project, this event will include site-specific performances by Marinella Senatore and Nástio Mosquito. Performances are free and open to the public.
Visible on the High Line: Making Collaborations is a new chapter of the partnership between Visible and Creative Time which began with The Night Art Made the Future Visible at the Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum at la Biennale di Venezia. There, the artists were invited to work together to create performances for social engagement. Developing further on the idea of collaboration as a working method in New York City, the commissioned pieces will question the contemporary role of the artist, and interact with the rich social fabric and unique urban landscape of the High Line.
Marinella Senatore will team up with a diverse selection of New York-based participants to create a new version of her ongoing project The School of Narrative Dance. The work uses dance as a common language through which to celebrate the amateur and professionally trained movements of the performers.
Following Senatore, Nástio Mosquito will perform S.E.F.A. Se Eu Fosse Angolano (If I Were Angolan) with visuals by his long-term collaborator Vic Pereiro. The performance will explore media’s visual and discursive complexity, question the usefulness of identity today and will include music and spoken word.
Marinella Senatore’s performance will kick off the evening with a procession that will begin at the Gansevoort Street entrance of the High Line, and will bring the audience to the Chelsea Market Passage at West 16th Street for a performance by Nástio Mosquito.