03 Jun 2019–28 Jun 2019

Liz Magic Laser, Cori Kresge, and Hanna Novak

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User Friendly, a performative workshop and audio installation
designed by Liz Magic Laser, Cori Kresge and Hanna Novak

In an exclusive guided experience, performer and healing practitioner Cori Kresge will lead participants through a dynamic exploration of breath, sight and touch to radically reimagine our relationship to the screen.
User Friendly draws on the artists’ research into current practices of “biohacking”, ecstatic movement and mind-expanding corporate retreats. Participants will be led through hand-and-eye conditioning exercises, breathwork, and meditative visualizations, which will draw on the corporate mall-like vistas of the skyways.

  • Info

User Friendly, a performative workshop and audio installation
designed by Liz Magic Laser, Cori Kresge and Hanna Novak

In an exclusive guided experience, performer and healing practitioner Cori Kresge will lead participants through a dynamic exploration of breath, sight and touch to radically reimagine our relationship to the screen.
User Friendly draws on the artists’ research into current practices of “biohacking”, ecstatic movement and mind-expanding corporate retreats. Participants will be led through hand-and-eye conditioning exercises, breathwork, and meditative visualizations, which will draw on the corporate mall-like vistas of the skyways.

Artist Bio

Liz Magic Laser

Liz Magic Laser (born in New York/U.S.) is a video and performance artist. Her work intervenes in semi-public spaces such as bank vestibules, movie theaters, and newsrooms, involving collaborations with actors, surgeons, political strategists, and motorcycle gang members.

Her recent work uses communication techniques and psychological methods appropriated by corporate and political cultures to revive their therapeutic potential.

Her work has been shown at Metro Pictures, New York (2018) Mälmo Konsthall, Sweden (2017) the Swiss Institute (2016); at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2015); at Lisson Gallery, London (2013); the Performa 11 Biennial, New York (2011); and MoMA PS 1, New York (2010) among others. In 2017, she had solo exhibitions at CAC Brétigny, Jupiter Artland, Scotland and Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam. Laser was awarded the Lead Commission for “The Future World of Work” program at FACT, Liverpool, UK (2018). She recently presented a commissioned daily performance and video installation at the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2018).

 

Hanna Novak is a playwright and director based in New York City. Her plays have been presented at the Frederick Loewe Theatre at Hunter College, the New Ohio Theatre, and the Performing Garage. As a performer, she has collaborated with Julia Jarcho/minor theater, Marianna Ellenberg, and Laura Bernstein. She is a graduate of the Playwriting MFA program at Hunter College, where she studied under Annie Baker and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.

 

Cori Kresge is a NYC based dancer, collaborator, writer, and teacher. Kresge was born in Cincinnati, OH and studied ballet from age three at the Anneliese Von Oettingen School of Ballet. She graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BFA in dance and the Dean’s Award. Kresge has been a member of the Merce Cunningham Repertory Understudy Group, functioning as a living archive for Cunningham works from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. In 2016 Kresge staged Cunningham’s Field Dances, an improvisational score, on students of CNDC, Angers, France. She has also been a member of José Navas/Compagnie Flak, and Stephen Petronio Company. Kresge currently collaborates and performs with various artists including Rashaun Mitchell+Silas Riener, Liz Magic Laser, Rebecca Lazier, Xavier Cha, Esmé Boyce, Ellen Cornfield, Sarah Skaggs, Bill Young, Wendy Osserman, Sally Silvers, The School for Poetic Computation, and film makers Alla Kovgan, Zuzka Kurtz, and Charles Atlas. She has taught technique and improvisation at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Bard College, Dickinson College, Barnard College, Princeton University, the Dalton School, and other institutions.