Reflecting on her recent performance for Western Front, Autumn Knight is joined by dance artist Justine A. Chambers and curator Pablo de Ocampo for an online talk on and around their individual practices. Starting outside their work, from a series of cultural references and influences, Knight and Chambers will discuss the structures of scores and improvisation; how they engage and activate an audience; and what the impact of physically-distanced, online performance is having on their practice.
Free to attend, hosted on Zoom.
Autumn Knight is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist working with performance, installation, video and text. Knight’s video and performance work have been viewed within several institutions, including Human Resources LA (Los Angeles), On the Boards (Seattle), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), the Studio Museum in Harlem, and, most recently, Abrons Art Center and The Kitchen (both in New York).
Justine A. Chambers is a dance artist living and working on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Her movement-based practice considers how choreography can be an empathic practice rooted in collaborative creation, close observation, and the body as a site of a cumulative embodied archive. Privileging what is felt over what is seen, she works with dances “that are already there”–the social choreographies present in the everyday. Her choreographic projects have been presented at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, Artspeak (Vancouver), Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College, Agora de la Danse (Montréal), Festival of New Dance (St. John’s), Mile Zero Dance Society (Edmonton), Dancing on the Edge (Vancouver), Canada Dance Festival (Ottawa), Dance in Vancouver, The Western Front, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. She is Max Tyler-Hite’s mother.