Today, Brooklyn’s Issue Project Room announced the two recipients of their 2016 artists-in-residence program: Keith Connolly and Cecilia Corrigan, both based in New York. The program enlists artists to create time-based works with the support of the institution.
Connolly is a founding member of the seminal underground band No-Neck Blues Band and has appeared in productions staged by the Wooster Group. He is a contributing music editor for BOMB magazine and runs the label HALATERN. Corrigan is a writer and actor whose first book, Titanic, won the Plonsker Prize. Her performances, which fuse poetry, monologue, and comedy, have been presented at venues including the Swiss Institute and Artists Space in New York and IMT Gallery in London.
I remember the first time I saw footage of No-Neck Blues Band, a member was wandering around the crowd with a drum on his head, totally obscuring any sort of line of vision. That image stuck with me. Later this year, Issue Project Room will also present new works from 2015’s artists-in-residence, Evan Calder Williams, Lea Bertucci, Kim Brandt, and Dawn Kasper.