others will surely follow is collaborative project between Rachel Higgins and Danyel Ferrari.
Drawing on the history of the body's performance/labor in Times Square–the street, the stage, and the semi-private pornographic theaters of the pre-gentrification era–Higgins and Ferrari are creating mobile structures to host a variety of projects intended for use by both participating artists and the general audience. Composed of mobile seating arrangements and a cart that falls somewhere between a traveling film unit and a movable stage, these objects are available to arrange for screenings, performances or events. Designed to also maneuver out of the gallery and travel into the street, these components will be activated throughout the run of the exhibition, allowing for multiple functions and configurations, and questioning our understanding of mobility as both freedom and precocity.
Please visit the project tumblr to see scheduled projects and events or to arrange to borrow the cart.
others will surely follow, July 1st, 7 - 9pm
EFA Project Space
323 WEST 39TH STREET 2RD FLOOR NY NY 10018
Rachel Higgins is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist. She creates site-specific sculpture and participatory events, utilizing salvaged architectural materials and subverting the language of corporate design to re-imagine public space. Her work has been recently exhibited at Kristen Lorello, NY; Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY; the Flint Public Art Project’s Free City Festival, MI; Franklin Street Works in Stamford, CT; Babel Kunst in Trondheim, Norway; the Crane Arts Center in Philadelphia, PA; and the Artisphere in Washington, DC. She was a recipient of the 2011 Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship and has also been awarded residencies with the Build-It-Green salvage yard in Astoria, Queens, and Real Time & Space in Oakland, CA. She is a current resident in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s 2013-2014 Workspace Program. Higgins received an MFA from Hunter College in 2010.