EVENT DETAILS

Fri, Aug 24 | Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge

The Space We Make

Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Aug 24, 2018, 7:00 PM
Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge, 12198 Old Rte 9n, Upper Jay, NY 12987, USA

About the Event

In  August 2018, The Space We Make, a performance collective run by  Adirondack natives Simon Thomas-Train and Caitlin Scholl, is returning  to the Upper Jay Art Center/Recovery Lounge to produce an exciting  artistic residency and performance event for local audiences. From  August 20 – 25, a group of 10 professional artists, ranging from dancers  to musicians to media and visual artists, will converge upon Upper Jay  where they will collaborate with each other and the unique environs to  create an evening-length slate of experimental, immersive and innovative  performance art to be shared with the community on Saturday, August 25. This  year’s event is tentatively titled The End of the World, and the loose  lens artists will be working with to frame their work is  “post-apocalyptic cabaret at the end of the world.” In a time where our  political system has divided the populace, the polar ice caps continue  to collapse into the ocean, and technology drives us towards a virtual  reality, TSWM artists have been challenged to “sink into the desolate  but also freeing reality of existing in a space that is already past the  fall of everything.... where [we] as survivors, hanging in the corners  of the last stop on the last train to no where, carve out stories in  whatever moments still remain, gathering low-lit and gravelly wild, in a  place where there are no laws because all laws have already been  broken.” Coming at our own ideas, lives, self-talk, fury, challenges,  defeats and victories through this “other” side of history feels like an  important step in appreciating all that is still pure, beautiful, and  sacred about the present ¾ including, and , the unique landscapes,  natural and cultural, that still exist and thrive in the Adirondacks.