Day two of Waffle Chats brought together four artists, Luis Garay (choreographer), Daniela Libertad (visual art), Rachel Mars (performance maker) and Anna Rispoli (filmmaker and one third of art collective Zimmerfrei). Moderator Leslie Moody Castro quickly picked out themes that all four approach in their respective practices, she also prodded Luis into sharing personal stories
Every song I've ever written: band night #fusebox2016 A photo posted by Jeremy M. Barker (@moptop745) on Apr 7, 2016 at 2:10pm PDT I’m sure I’ll have more on this later, but I was pleasantly engaged in the notion of “interpretation” by the shows I saw last night, the Royal Court’s Manwatching and Jacob Wren’s
Last night at MoHA, Rachel Mars, Julie Fiore, Ann Sunder and Lori Paradoski tore down the facade: fairies, envy, a little bit of group therapy and the sweet smell of fresh group coffee. If you missed Our Carnal Hearts, you can go tonight at 7. @kmcatmull captured it perfectly. #Fusebox2016 All that's left of OUR
The kickoff Waffle Chat at #Fusebox2016 got to the heart of things real quick. Panelists Kee Hong Low ( West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong), Matthieu Goeury (Vooruit, Belgium), and Cory Baker (The Long Center, Austin) joined Ron Berry for some real talk about the state of international arts funding, the role of arts centers in local communities and
Last night at Fusebox Eve, Paul Lazar described Fusebox as “equisite for an American city” while discussing the importance of Fusebox and other festivals for the American arts community. There is something about dining together, with colleagues, artists, new faces, locals and out-of-towners, that made that importance tangible. Or as Aaron Sanders put it “holy
hi everybody! I'm in Austin to cover #fusebox2016 so if you see me say hi A photo posted by Jeremy M. Barker (@moptop745) on Apr 6, 2016 at 12:44pm PDT It’s 77 degrees Fahrenheit and I’m sitting outside, listening to the chirping of birds and getting acculturated to Austin. Having just flown in from New
Wanna support #fusebox2016? pic.twitter.com/9DmiXCrU9d — Wendy Mitchell (@myownroom) April 6, 2016 I, alas, missed the kickoff last night (and nearly my connecting flight in Dallas-Ft. Worth), so I don’t know exactly what this means yet, but it sure makes me regret not having been there.
A quick round-up of some of the preview press for Fusebox 2016. The Statesman has a really extensive preview with info on the visiting and local artists showing. It also makes the case for Okqui Okpokwasili’s Bronx Gothic which I left out of my own quick preview for no other reason than simple omission. That’s
The transformation has begun. @fuseboxfestival #fusebox2016 A photo posted by Salvage Vanguard Theater (@salvagevanguard) on Apr 4, 2016 at 10:00am PDT Ah Salvage Vanguard! Very excited to be seeing it again. Also, keep an eye out for photos on Instagram for #fusebox2016.
One of the fun parts of my job being a critic and all is getting to follow artists over the years around the country (and to a lesser degree, the world) as they present their work and develop. Fusebox 2016 is great in that it gives me the chance to meet some artists whose work