537 Broadway #3
New York, NY 10012
Shared Program: Cathy Weis is joined by collaborator Vicky Shick for an evening of live performance
Each artist will present a work in development, followed by a structured improvisation for both artists.
Cathy Weis will show I Live in The Meanest Coop in New York City or another work in development. Performed by Weis and Jeremy Pheiffer, I Live in The Meanest Coop in New York City combines movement, speaking, and video imagery, tracing for the audience an oral history of Weis’ building. Weis maps the artifacts and architecture of the space, from the chimneys in the wall to musical instruments made from plumbing pipes. She recounts the sewing needles found in the floors, left over from the building’s textile factory days, and the creativity and turbulence of forty years of downtown artists living and working together in the building.
Vicky Shick will share a collaborative effort with Meg Harper whom she met in 2013 while working with Swiss video artist, Seline Baumgartner. They will embark on a joint exploration using their very different experiences, backgrounds, and training, hoping to arrive at a place of shared values and interests in movement and form.