New York based art duo Trouble announces Spring and Summer engagements 2018
Pioneer Works - Cleveland MOCA - Second Ward (Hudson)
Trouble (Sam Hillmer and Laura Paris), are sharing details about an exciting series of performance and installation engagements during the Spring/Summer season 2018.
From April 22nd until May 13th, Trouble will be in residency at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works, culminating in an iteration of their ‘Stood Maze’ performance installation as part of Pioneer Works’ 2nd Sunday series. In addition to the ‘Stood Maze’, Trouble will be presenting a video retrospective of work from 2006 to 2018 in Pioneer Works’ media lab, as well as a presentation of a recent video work ‘Life After People’. Trouble’s work will culminate on May 13th at Pioneer works from 4PM until 10:30, and will also feature a curated music program with Felt & Known, Diamond Terrifier Cipher, and Acemo.
On June 8th, at Cleveland MOCA, Sam Hillmer and Laura Paris are participating in the premier presentation of new York based avant band/ensemble ZS’ newest work ‘Ligature’, a collaboration with visual artist Tauba Auerbach, as part of Ms. Auerbach’s show ‘Induction’, which is currently on display. Sam Hillmer is ZS’ founder and saxophonist, and Laura Paris is Zs' projectionist.
In July, in partnership with Steven Johnson and Walter Sudol’s Second Ward Foundation in Hudson NY, Trouble will be presenting an exhibition of work created between 2006 and 2018 entitled 'Body-Ornament'. The show, up from July 13th through July 29th, will feature 9 works including their signature piece ‘You Are Here (aka the maze)' and a new sculptural work entitled 'Pick em out, knock em down'. The exhibition gathers installation, performance, and sculptural work by the duo from throughout their dozen years of practice. As with all of Trouble’s programs, a weighty schedule of music, and performance will be featured inside of the exhibition. Click the button below for full details about Body-Ornament.
Trouble creates installation, performance, and sculpture. Trouble's work interrogates assumptions about culture, performance practice and setting, through sculptural, audio, light, and theatrical intervention. Specifically, Trouble's work is concerned with the role of the body in the social space of performance and other cultural rituals. Trouble explores this issue by actually manipulating and guiding the positions of bodies in space. Performers, audience, and organizers operate in the settings Trouble creates under disorienting, playful, but ultimately frustrating circumstances. By manipulating every parameter of cultural presentation, Trouble explores the possible meanings of examining our most ingrained cultural rituals for communities of creative practice and audiences. Trouble is Sam Hillmer and Laura Paris.