Contemporary Art Gallery
Part of Locally Made’s One Room. In Assembly, gather for casual meetings of the minds and unexpected happenings curated by local artists and designers. Congregate for poetry readings, sonic performances, movement, projection, and more.
Willa Van Nostrand curates Performance from 8/27 - 8/31. The Assembly Performance curated by Willa Van Nostrand surveys a full spectrum of performance and art ‘happenings’ present in Providence, RI. Each live performance features elements of film projection and manipulation, experimental sound production, composition for classical instrumentation and voice, durational lighting techniques and narrative movement. The public is invited to enjoy unparalleled cross-genre performances by local artists Ken Linehan & Brittany Gravely (Magical Approach), Bevin Kelley, Michael Kelley, Elise Kuder, Marji Gere, Timeghost, Allie Denig, Carlos Gonzalez, Willa & Glenna Van Nostrand and Assembly of Light Choir and explore the critical role of live performance in 21st century visual art. — Willa Van Nostrand
8/31: “DIN” A performance that explores appetite, the sonic clatter of mealtime, and the coordination of dining etiquette. Free with museum admission.
Willa Van Nostrand (1987) is a performance artist and curator. Van Nostrand attended the Putney School & received her BA in Experimental Theatre & Improvisation from Sarah Lawrence College in 2009. After spending a year in Florence, Italy studying Slow Food, Cinema and Printmaking, Willa returned to Providence to open World’s Fair, a site-specific gallery located at Machines with Magnets in Pawtucket, RI. She is currently shooting a TV show for NBC & E! in New York City. In 2005, Willa and Glenna Van Nostrand began collaborating on live performance.
Glenna Van Nostrand (1984) graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2008. She majored in SIM, a program dedicated to new media studies, with a focus on lighting design and performance. While taking an electronics projects class, she began rewiring old telephones and radios and started a solo project known as Omnivore. Glenna moved to Providence, Rhode Island and resided at the Dirt Palace, where she contributed to collaborations such as Bonedust and Sexaphone. In 2011, she recorded her debut album at Machines With Magnets for Feeding Tube Records. She just returned from a European tour and is currently developing new work involving light// sound// video manipulation under the project name ‘Talisman.’