The Watermill Center announced its artist in residence line up the fall program. Taking place from September 2015 through January 2016, selected artist are Oliver Beer, Amy Khoshbin, Cirkus Cirkör, Manuela Infante with Teatro de Chile, and Carlos Soto. Each artist will spend two to six weeks at Watermill to create collaborative works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the existing norms of performance practice.

Resident artists are chosen by an international selection committee composed of artist peers, journalists, academics, and other cultural leaders from all disciplines. The current selection committee includes RoseLee Goldberg, John Rockwell, Alanna Heiss, and Jörn Weisbrodt and others. At the end of each artist’s residency period, the artist presents an open rehearsal of the work in progress. Admission to the program is free.

Opening the Fall Residency is multi-media artist Oliver Beer from the U.K. who will continue development of his latest work, The Resonance Project, during his residency from September 8 to 29, 2015. An Open Rehearsal will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 2 p.m. To reserve, click here.

The Resonance Project is an ongoing body of work consisting of films, sound pieces and performances that use the human voice to stimulate architectural spaces to resound at their resonant frequencies, transforming them into vast architectural instruments.

Jonathan Watkins, Curator and Director of Ikon Gallery, said of the work: “Beer’s Resonance Project is wonderfully democratic in its various locations, reminding us that epiphanies can happen anywhere. The human voice, without electronic amplification, with no accompaniment other than its own recycled echoes, occurs to us as a beautiful revelation. The modesty of this work belies its far-reaching implications and the sheer pleasure it gives.”

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Oliver Beer installation, courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris / Salzbourg. Photo by Charles Duprat. Courtesy Watermill Center.

Oliver Beer installation, courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris / Salzbourg. Photo by Charles Duprat. Courtesy Watermill Center.

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Continue scrolling for the full schedule for the Watermill Center’s Fall Artist in Residency Program.  Open rehearsals takes place at The Watermill Center. Admission is free but advanced reservations are required. Capacity is limited. Check with the Watermill Center to confirm residency as the schedule is subject to change.

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Oliver Beer (U.K.)

Saturday, October 17, 2015
Amy Khoshbin (U.S.)

Friday, November 6, 2015
Cirkus Cirkör (Sweden)

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Manuela Infante with Teatro de Chile (Chile)

Saturday, January 16, 2016
Carlos Soto (U.S.)

The Watermill Center Residency Program began in 2006 when the Watermill Center opened as a year-round facility. Over the course of the program, up to 20 collectives or individual artists take up residence to create works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the existing norms of performance practice. To date, The Center has hosted over 500 residents.

BASIC FACTS: The Watermill Center is located at 39 Watermill Towd Road, Water Mill, NY.  Visit www.watermillcenter.org or call (631) 726-4628.

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