Events

AIR: Gallery Conversation and Performance

Jul 23, 12:00 p.m
Location:

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Join us for a gallery conversation with artist Audra Wolowiec, curator John Murphy, and student curator Betsy Subiros ’25, exploring the Body Matters exhibition, followed by a live performance of Wolowiec’s AIR. AIR is a notational score created from extracting the commas from the Constitution of the United States of America, which are then translated and interpreted individually as breaths by the performers. This program is presented in collaboration with the Powerhouse Theater Program (www.vassar.edu/powerhouse). Light refreshments will be served.

More about Audra Wolowiec:

Audra Wolowiec is an interdisciplinary artist whose work creates spaces of listening and connection. Her work has been shown at MASS MoCA, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, ICA at Maine College of Art, Print Center New York, and Art in General. Residencies include Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Complex Systems Art and Physics Residency at the University of Oregon supported by a National Science Foundation Grant, Institute for Electronic Arts (iea) at Alfred University, and an upcoming fellowship at the New York Public Library Picture Collection. She teaches at Parsons School of Design and directs the publishing platform Gravel Projects.

Sponsored by the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center (https://www.vassar.edu/theloeb) and the Powerhouse Theater Program (https://www.vassar.edu/powerhouse).


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Matthew Mastromatteo (he/they) is an actor, director, intimacy director, and educator based in New York City. They received their BA in Theatre and Music from Mount St. Mary’s University and his MFA in Theatre Arts: Acting from Long Island University: Post. Matthew teaches movement, voice, and acting courses at Long Island University, Marymount Manhattan College, Sarah Lawrence College, and the Powerhouse Theater Summer Intensive at Vassar College. An integration specialist, Matthew is excited by the union of body, voice, and spirit in performance. They look forward to becoming a certified Miller Voice Method teacher in the summer of 2023. They currently serve as the chair of the Acting Program with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Favorite projects include; Peter Pan-sexual (NYCPanto), The Refugees (Adjusted Realists), The Briefly Dead (59e59 Theatres), and Othello (PostGrad Theater Co.).


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Carolyn Reuben (she/her) loves coming to Powerhouse! Carolyn earned her BFA and MA from New York University, with performance training from Playwrights Horizons Theater School, the Experimental Theater Wing, and Stonestreet Screen Acting Studios. She once served as Company Manager of Boxed Wine Productions, which she had co-founded with her friends at NYU. She was Head Teaching Assistant for The Science of Happiness for many years there as well, and still creates content about positive psychology, her passion. She has performed in such far-flung places as Edinburgh, India, and Nebraska, Favorite role: playing soccer onstage in “The Wolves” at TheaterWorks Hartford. A member of Actors Equity, she is now also a trained therapist (MHC-LP).


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Clae Rountree (he/they) is an actor, theatrical writer, and surrealist painter based in New York and Colorado. He recently graduated from Vassar College, studying experimental theater-making, playwriting, and poetry. Clae has also trained in classical acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, as well as Greek theatre with the One Year Lease Theater Company.

Black and silver pattern of irregular vertical marks, with scattered white commas.
Audra Wolowiec, Voiceprint (Metallic) (detail), 2022, Silver screen print ink on black paper with laser cut commas, Purchase, Betsy Mudge Wilson, class of 1956, Memorial Fund, 2022.41 © Audra Wolowiec