Laboratorium Artists Residency, 2017

Laboratorium:  An Artist Residency
in association with the Trust for Governors Island

'The Vincent Experience'
an immersive journey through the life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Saturday September 16th @ 4pm
Sunday September 17th @ 12pm

Nolan Park
Building 11

Governors Island, NYC

Lily Abedin
Keleigh Principi 

WORDS LIKE FRESH SKIN - Where do we see the influence and power of words today?  How are our lives impacted on a daily basis by the world-making power of language?  

When the majority of human communication is limited to 140 characters made up of emojis & LOL-style abbreviations, what happens to the world-making power of words? THE VINCENT EXPERIENCE is staging a digital-intervention titled WORDS LIKE FRESH SKIN as part of an artist residency on Governors Island.  The goal of WORDS LIKE FRESH SKIN is to locate & highlight the influence & power of words in the 21st-century. Performers and audience members will be tasked with posting on Twitter using ONLY words & phrases from the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Conceptually appropriating Millay’s influential words on Twitter will grant them new life, and another chance to change the world.

Join us at the "House of the Rising Sun" for a Summer and Fall season of new works on Governors Island!

The Rising Sun Performance Company will be programming a twelve week multi-purpose theatrical artist retreat and residency in Nolan Park on Governor's Island August 7th - October 31st, 2017.  Over the course of the residency Rising Sun will host a different playwright and/or director to develop new play scripts and works in progress, as well as site specific, devised, and immersive works.  

Every Saturday and Sunday Rising Sun will present segments of the work developed in-residency to the public for FREE!!! (Donations welcome and encouraged.)

Laboratorium & Presented Projects are made possible in part by the generous support of Fractured Atlas, The Trust for Governors Island, Material for the Arts, NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs, Costco, & our individual donors.

Laboratorium Artists Residency, 2017