Born 09. 06.1984, Baton Rouge, LA

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

 

EDUCATION

 

May 2014

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY – MFA

 

Winter 2009

Subbody Butoh, Minneapolis, MN

 

December 2008

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA – BMEd

 

SELECTED WORKS

 

2016

Lyric Baby, composer + sound designer, with Jonathan Gonzales and Chazz Giovanni, presented during Platform 2016, DANSPACE Project, New York, NY

#negrophobia, composer + media designer, with Jaamil Kosoko, presented during Tanz Im August, HAU3, Berlin, Germany

Seancers, composer + performer + media designer, with Jaamil Kosoko and M. Lamar, presented during Platform 2016, DANSPACE Project, New York, NY

Wipe Ya Feet On The Rhythm Rug, performer, presented during Raw Forms Forum, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

Boiler Room with Purple Tape Pedigree, composer + performer, with GENG, Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NY

Wonderful Law, art + lighting director, Jayne Lies + Sabrina Tamar + MNTN, music video

Subject/Object, presented by The New School + The Bushwick Collective, Brooklyn, NY

Inverted Breaks + Still Labor, with Wildcat!, presented during CATCH, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY

Double Decker Music Series 9, composer + performer, presented by Bowerbird + Sebastian Petsu, Philadelphia, PA

Who Needs To Think When Your Feet Just Go + Never Not Doing, The Studio Museum In Harlem, New York, NY

This Da Good Part, composer, Shomburg Center For Research In Black Culture, New York, NY

#negrophobia, composer + media designer, with Jaamil Kosoko, presented during American Realness, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

I Do Mind Dying – Danse Precarité, with Wildcat!, presented during Under The Radar’s Incoming, The Public Theater, New York, NY

Dapline!, composer, with André M. Zachery + LaMont Hamilton, presented by MoCaDa at Ingersoll Community Center, Brooklyn, NY

A Build, A Burden, A Blessing, Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn, NY

Black Male Revisited: Songs For The Dark Divine, composer + performer + media designer, with Jaamil Kosoko, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA

2015

A Build, A Burden, A Blessing, presented during Desire + Disaster, Local Project, Long Island City, NY

Opening/Judson, with Brenda Dixon-Gottschild + Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, presented during Movement Research's Vanishing Points, Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY

Evil Nigger: Part III, A Trio, comp. Julius Eastman, with André M. Zachery + LaMont Hamilton, presented during The Sphinx Returns, curated by Whitney V. Hunter, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY

Neon Cross, composer, with Renegade Performance Group, Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, New York, NY

The Fire On The Mountain, with André M. Zachery, presented during Imaging Justice For The Dark Divine, curated by Kate Watson-Wallace and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Bushwick Starr, Brooklyn, NY

A Build, A Burden, A Blessing, presented during The Sphinx Returns, curated by Whitney V. Hunter, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY

Black Male Revisited: Songs For The Dark Divine, composer + media designer, with Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, FringeArts, Philadelphia, PA

The AfroFuturism Series, composer + projection designer, with Renegade Performance Group, Irondale Center, Brooklyn, NY

#negrophobia, composer + sound  projection designer, with Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Gibney Dance Center, New York, NY

Blue Studies 1-4 (Blue Man Group), “Performance and Interactive Media Art Symposium”, The Graduate Center For Worker Education, Brooklyn, NY

I Do Mind Dying – Danse Precarité with Wildcat!, JACK, Brooklyn, NY

The Many, The More I with André M. Zachery + Whitney Hunter + Brotherhood Dance , The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Evil Nigger: A Duet , comp. Julius Eastman, with LaMont Hamilton, University Settlement, New York, NY

A Build, A Burden, A Blessing, “Three Meaningful Meditations”, JACK, Brooklyn, NY

Look At Me (Interpreted) with LaMont Hamilton, JACK, Brooklyn, NY

Caught In The Act, set designer, Creem Magazine and David Shama, print editorial

 

2014

I Do Mind Dying – Danse Precarité with Wildcat!, John E Wallace Veteran’s Post, Long Island City, NY

Fixed.Gala 2020 as Crowns, Brooklyn Navy Yards, Brooklyn, NY

Power Source II with André M. Zachery, The Schemehorn, Brooklyn, NY

Oh My Darling (Don’t Cry), art director, Run The Jewels and Timothy Saccenti, music video

Verticals, art director, Celestrial Trax and Jayne Lies, music video

 

2013 +2012

The Darque with Brendan Philip, HarbourFront Festival, Toronto, ON

Inscription Study with Renegade Performance Group, Arts East New York, Brooklyn, NY

With Crowns, The Invisible Dog Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Power Source I with André M. Zachery, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

 

2010 and EARLIER

With Zakee, Celebrate Brooklyn with The Roots, Brooklyn, NY

Quartet For The End Of Time with The Bakken Trio +  Julie Mueller Co., Minneapolis, MN

Vocal Improvisation #2 For Two Laptops (but not improvised), “NACUSA Recital”, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Artful Dodger, “Artful Dodger,” Baton Rouge, LA

 

RESIDENCIES + LECTURES + PANELS + WORKSHOPS

 

2015

Resident Artist, Ace AIR, curated by AUNTS, Ace Hotel, New York, NY

Visiting Artist, workshop, That Which Is Fundamental, presented by Bowerbird, The Slought, Philadelphia, PA

Visiting artist, lecture, AfroFuturism Conference, The New School, New York, NY

Visiting artist, lecture, LadyFest Baltimore, The Chicken Box, Baltimore, MD

 

2014

Visiting artist, panel, Culturebot, New York, NY

Visiting artist, panel, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

Resident artist, Heritage Works, Detroit, MI

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

FACT Magazine, "Purple Tape Pedigree's Jayne Lies Collaborated With BOY/FRIEND Producer MNTN On Wonderful Law," 25 March 2015

SHOWstudio, Wonderful Law, Fashion Film, 24 March 2016

The New York Times, “’Dapline!’ Demonstrates Gesture as Communication and Dance,” 31 July 2015

Eva Yaa Asantweaa, InfiniteBody, 31 July 2015

July 31, 2015

The New York Times, “Wildcat! Wraps Up ‘Forward Ferguson’ at JACK in Brooklyn,” 5 June 2015

Culturebot, “This Is Not A Review,” 29 June 2015

Rolling Stone, “Oh My Darling (Don’t Cry),” 2 December 2014

Culturebot, “Performing While Black,” 28 August 2014

Complex, “Celestial Trax, ‘Verticals’ – The Most Creative Music Videos of June 2014,” 30 June 2014

Dazed, “Paul Und Jakob,” 2013