Stand-Up Tragedy moves beyond genre, drawing not just from stand-up comedy, but from hip hop music, comic book art, and a variety of dance traditions to create an entirely new work which nonetheless has deep roots in the community.
By abandoning the borders that separate art forms, by introducing new ways of presenting and performing, and by doing it in the tiny but lovely space that is the cell theater. Ensemble Pi said What Must Be Said with intelligence, humor, and compassion, and offered its audience, which had been through enough in the last few weeks, an opportunity for both reflection and inspiration.
he music of pioneering interstitial composer Earl Howard always surprises, but also does something not always achieved by experimental music: it engages and often deeply moves the listener. Live in Brooklyn at Roulette on Saturday May 12, 2012.
The guy who put the Interstitial in Interstitial Arts, musician Warren Senders, presents VIOLINS FOR THE PLANET, featuring Mimi Rabson, whose uncategorizable violin quartet music for RESQ (Really Eclectic String Quartet) was also one of our flagship examples of interstitial music . . . great South Indian violinist Tara Bangalore . . . and Beth [...]
[Ed. Note: guest blogger A. M. Kerstetter brings this interview with multimedia artists Mores McWreath. Kerstetter's previous entry, on the Chapbook Festival at City University of New York Graduate Center can be found here.]
Artist Mores McWreath works in a variety of media from animation to performance-based video to photography, drawing, painting, and sculpture. In this [...]
(Eds. note: We have almost reached the end of Interstitial March, and though this is not the final post, you could definitely call it the finale. It’s possible readers of this blog need no introduction to either of these two luminaries. Alternative rock/folk/Celtic/mythpunk singer S.J. Tucker performs both solo and and as a member of [...]
(Eds. note: Interstitial March continues as IAF member Cecil Castellucci interviews Andrea Kleine, writer and performance artist.)
Please introduce yourself.
My name is Andrea Kleine. I write literary novels and I create performance art. I was born in Virginia in a hospital located on Gallows Road (I just learned this tidbit when I cleaned out [...]
(Eds. Note: We’ve just received this bulletin from IAF Working Group member Ellen Denham, who is currently attending Indy Convergence, the annual 10-day “make-a-wish foundation for artists” in Indianapolis. We knew from her interview last week with Indy Convergence founder Caitlin Swihart that it was a fabulous event for interstitial artists – but reading Ellen’s [...]
(Eds. note: Interstitial March continues with an interview with two time OBIE Award-winning playwright W. David Hancock.)
A scene from the University of Rochester’s production of W. David Hancock’s ‘The Puzzle Locker’
W. David Hancock has built a career out of stretching the boundaries of theater. Two of his plays, “The Convention of Cartography” and “The Race [...]
(Eds. note: Interstitial March continues with an interview with artist Brian Counihan, founder of the Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival in Roanoke, Va., a long weekend celebration of arts that can be called marginal, liminal or even interstitial. Counihan has said that one of the festival’s goals is provide exhibit and performance space “for art that [...]
(Eds. note: Interstitial March co-editor Mike Allen, previously profiled in our “Meet the IAF” series, shares reflections on assembling Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness, the anthology series he edits that toys with interstitial elements.)
As I help to compile this year’s batch of Interstitial March entries, the words of a number of artists resonate [...]
IS THIS INTERSTITIAL ART?