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1910 : Collaborators

 

NEW LOVE: 1910: WORLD OUT OF KILTER COLLABORATORS

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Tony Whitfield: Artistic Director, Producer, Director, Principal Designer/Artist, Writer

Tony Whitfield is an artist, designer and educator whose work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums including the New York’s Museum of Art and Design, Leslie Lohman Museum of Lesbian and Gay Art, The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History and the Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano in Lima, Peru and published in the US and abroad. Whitfield has also written about art, new media, film, performance and design. As the president and principal designer of Red Wing & Chambers Inc, Whitfield produced custom and limited edition furniture, products and lighting for residential and small business environments. Whitfield has also held leadership positions in New York’s arts community including Director of Printed Matter, Inc., Associate Director of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Senior Policy Analyst for Cultural Affairs in the Office of the Manhattan Borough President, as well as Program Director at Just Above Midtown, Inc (aka the Corporation for Art and Television) where, in addition to being instrumental in the management, direction and development of these organizations, he was the principal staff member responsible for curating and producing public events in dance, performance, music, in live and broadcast media. Whitfield has written about these fields and design in a variety publications over the four decades. An Associate Professor of Art and Design Studies at Parsons School of Design, he has held leadership roles including Associate Dean for Civic Engagement, Chair of the Product Design Department and Director of the Furniture Program. 

http://tonywhitfieldprojects.blogspot.com

Creative Collaborators

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Andrew Alden : Composer, Musician, Videographer, Editor, Audio Visual Director

Andrew Alden is an American composer from New England. He received his BFA in Film Scoring and Composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston and is the director and composer of the Andrew Alden Ensemble, which is dedicated to exploring new music in the tradition of Bang on a Can All-Stars, Alloy Orchestra, Kronos Quartet and Alarm Will Sound. Alden has performed with Evan Ziporyn and Terry Riley as a member of Gamelan Galak Tika, has scored 20 different films, including spots on NBC, and has toured nationally. Andrew currently lives in Detroit where he works independently as a composer, media producer and visual artist. In January 2018, working as a driving force in collective of musicians and multi-media artists, Andrew launched Obscura Broadcasting Company, dedicated to end to end transmedia, production and the narratives of diverse communities. In the context of that ambition, he began what has evolved into an ongoing association with Tony Whitfield and Whitfield CoLabs, in 2014 on the score for The Silver Rainbow, a documentary on aging among queer people of color. 

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Alexander Bado : Choreographer

Alexandre Bado was born in Brazil where he began developing personal and pedagogical language through dance, theater and circus for the past 14 years. He specializes in the search for creative methods and graduated in dance at the Faculty Angel Vianna / RJ. Bado was a recipient of the Adami scholarship for educational research at the National Center of the Dance of Pantin to develop his personal language and currently lives in Paris where he develops his personal work that moves gracefully between circus, dance and cabaret arts and languages that range from boylesque to post-modern tango in his own works as well as numerous companies in France and Brazil. New Love: 1910; World Out of Kilter is Alexandre’s introduction to New York as a either a performer or a choreographer. 

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William Basinsk : Composer

William Basinski is an American avant-garde composer, clarinetist, saxophonist, sound artist, and video artist. He is best known for his four-volume album The Disintegration Loops (2002–2003), constructed from rapidly decaying twenty-year-old tapes of his earlier music. A classically trained clarinetist, Basinski studied jazz saxophone and composition at North Texas State University in the late 1970s. In 1978, inspired by minimalists such as Steve Reich and Brian Eno, he began developing his own vocabulary using tape loops and old reel-to-reel tape decks. He developed his meditative, melancholy style experimenting with short looped melodies played against themselves creating feedback loops.

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Peifu Chen : Videographer, Editor

Peifu Chen is a Taiwanese filmmaker and production designer known for her inventive visual styles. Her Sunrise Department Store commercials series have received accolades such as the Longxi, Asia-Pacific Advertising Awards and Times Advertising Awards for Best Art Direction. In addition to her commercial work, Chen directs music videos, with “Happiness” receiving a nomination for Best Music Video Director at the Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan, “Presque Qui” (performed by Les Chauds Lapin) receiving a selection from The Coolest Music Videos From Around The Globe by National Geographic, and “Put Your Face Down” by Bejing rocker Guo-Ding was selected at 2017 Berlin Fashion Film Festival for Official Online Showroom. Peifu currently resides in NYC and divides her time between The US and China where she works extensively in art films, commercials and installations.

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Nico Brown: Performer: Performer, “The Man in Powder Blue”

Nico Brown is a dance artist in New York City, originally from rural Illinois. His work has been presented at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out, La Mama Experimental Theater, New York Live Arts, Gibney Dance Center, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and Links Hall (Chicago). His latest solo project will premiere this summer at Pieter Performance Space in Los Angeles. Brown holds an MFA in Dance and BFA in Theater Stage Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

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Mike Cotayo: Performer

At eighteen months old, Mike Cotayo was involved in a drunk driving accident that left him comatose with little hope for survival. After the accident, Mike was diagnosed with a brain injury that left his left side partially paralyzed. Although this was his past, it did not inhibit his future. He has worked nationally, as a stand up comedian; has maintained professional positions as both a social worker and psychotherapist; and in his 30’s he began to become more physically active, lifting weights, boxing, and learning jujitsu. 

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Hanisha Harjani : Videographer, Editor

Hanisha Harjani is an artist at the Pratt Institute in New York City whose work explores the relationships between humans and objects. In addition to her studies, Harjani works as a production intern at Bushwick Film Festivals. Queer Home Sweet Home, her 2016 collaboration with Tony Whitfield has been exhibited in New York and Paris.

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Marian (mau) Schoettle: Garment and Prop Designer

Marian (mau) Schoettle is a transdisciplinary project artist, exploring and subverting material culture.  In 1983 mau established Conceptual Clothing Studio with the conviction that clothing can be a form of social intervention.  mau has taught in art and design academies in western Europe; worked collaboratively with artists, dancers, and performers: created sound/light/interactions with the Dutch TROPISTS: designed and made ready to wear, art and performance clothing,: and contributed to social protest marches with interpersonal gift giving. Recent large scale populist projects include the 2014 transformation of the Clouet Gardens  in New Orleans , and in 2013 the absurdist multimedia performance/crowd project Dada Spill in an abandoned cement mine in NYS. (with collaborator K. Hamilton).  

Mau’s work appears in fine art and applied art museum collections including the V & A Museum, the Phila. Art Museum, RISD Art Museum, and the Textile Museum and the Municipal Museum in the Hague in the Netherlands.  Mau has received funding from the Mondriaan Foundation, the Amsterdam Art Funds, the British Arts Council and the New York Foudation for the Arts for both clothing and art works.  

Having lived and worked in France, The Netherlands, mau currently resides on a farm outside of NYC.

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Kaz Senju: Production Manager, NYC

Kaz Senju is a visual artist, who was born in Japan, resides in Brooklyn, NY. Senju practices the medium of photography, video, and installation to address his interest in communities that are otherwise under-represented. His recent projects include “3 Years Past” (2014), a documentary film of interviews with high school students from Fukushima, Japan discussing their lives after the nuclear power plant accident in 2011. His most recent photo series “Shinjuku Story” (2017) captures the LGBTQ community in Tokyo though a mixture of portraiture, interviews, video, and street photography. Senju holds B.A. in photography from Parsons, and a candidate for an MFA in photography from ICP/Bard College. His work has been exhibited at the Sikkema Jenkins Gallery, NY (2016), The State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russian (2015), and several group shows in New York City.

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Oisín Stack : Assistant Director

Oisín Stack is an Irish born actor working in Paris and London. Born and raised in Ireland, he took his first steps on stage at the age of 10. His vocational training as an actor began in England where he played various roles in the classical and contemporary repertoire. After traveling South America with a street theatre company he studied in Paris the Cours Florent's Class Libre and then CNSAD (National Superior Conservatory of Dramatic Art ), where he worked with Christophe Rauck, Christophe Rauck, Jean-Luc Revole and Christophe Garcia, Dominique Valadier

His work since finishing his training has led him to many divers projects from performance art in the Theatre 71, to dance and theatre with David Bobée and to assistant directing, translation and acting with Cristian Soto. He also arrears regularly on TV in England on the BBC, the USA on NBC or in France on TF1. His film credits include Luc Besson and Lucas Belvaux.

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John Gilbert Young, Videographer

The Village Voice called Young's first feature film, PARALLEL SONS "...one of the best independent films of the decade." After its premiere in the Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival, it won Best Feature awards at the Florida Film Festival, OutFest and Frameline. It screened at over 40 national and international film festivals before it was released theatrically. Young's second feature THE RECEPTION opened in 2005 to rave reviews after premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival. The L.A. Times called it "polished, worldly and witty," while Variety called the film "effortlessly cosmopolitan." The New York Times said it was "quietly ambitious and memorable." The film won a Best Actor Award at OutFest and was released theatrically. RIVERS WASH OVER ME, Young's third feature film, premiered in 2009 as Newfest's Centerpiece. The film went on to play over 30 festivals garnering a Jury Award for Best Feature from The Chicago International LGBT Film Festival, and a Best Actor Award from OutFest. It made several top 10 lists for 2009.

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Alexandra Bobes: Project Administrator (Paris)

Alexandra Bobes is President and General Secretary, Les Forces Musicales of Association Errances/Wanderings Association, a consortium of performing arts professionals, primarily in the music industry. The Board of Directors chooses one or more artistic projects per year, which it support from inception through strategy development, production, dissemination, communication, and networking.

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David White, Administrative and Production Assistant, Artist

David White is a multimedia artist based in New York City. He received his BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons the New School for Design in 2016. His work consists of performative interventions, contemplative sculpture, and documentary. Through his work he questions and critiques the nuclear family and his upbringing in suburban Massachusetts. By revisiting and manipulating objects and symbols from childhood, David is attempting to uncover concealed meanings and language from seemingly stagnant material. White aims to address societal issues including class, race, environment, and gender as he moves forward with his work.

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Aishwarya Janwadkar, Production Assistant

Aishwarya is currently a Product Design Senior at Parsons School for Design. Her work creates cross-cultural interaction and compassion through understanding behavior (not just human behavior, but systems behavior: social, technical, environmental, political and economic systems) and critical thinking.

 

Matt Knife, Performer, Production Assistant

Matt Knife is the "International Baron of Boylesque". Producer of Homo Erectus Boylesque a monthly show at the historic Stonewall Inn. Matt has been
performing all over Europe, The US and NYC for the last 6 years.  Matt is a
professional costume designer,  fine artist and art model. Matt attended the
University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music and The University North
Carolina School of the Arts. Earning a BFA and MFA in Theater Design
Production. Matt believes love is limitless, freedom is no fear and nice is the new
fierce.

 

Aaron Moses Robin, Dance coach

Aaron Moses Robin, graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors
degree in the Fine Arts of Dance after interning for Monica Bill Barnes & Co. and
Movement Research. Soon after he moved to New York City, in 2013, he began
working with the feath3r theory and, under the direction of Raja Feather Kelly, he
has performed at Dixon Place, Danspace Project, The Kitchen, JACK, Joe’s Pub,
and Triskelion Arts. He has also created and performed his own dance-theater
works at The Craft, Westbeth, and Triskelion Arts. All the while, he has
bartended at The Standard Grill. Recently he has worked with Voices4, a non-
violent, direct-action organization that fights for the rights of international
LGBTQ+ people.

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Maxfield Haynes, Performer

Maxfield Haynes is currently a Senior BFA dance major at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. His introduction to the arts world began in Louisville, Kentucky where he performed as an acrobat in the Kentucky Center for the Art's production of Turandot. At age 16 he moved to San Francisco to train at the prestigious San Francisco Ballet School, where he received the bulk of his classical dance training, before choosing to pursue his degree at NYU. While in school, Maxfield has participated in works by Crystal Pite/Kidd Pivot, Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company, Paul Taylor, and Raja Feather Kelly. Most recently, he has toured internationally with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and has been working with Dwight Rhoden as a trainee at Complexions Contemporary Ballet. 

 

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Francis Ward: Project Development Associate

Francis Ward is a writer, artist, and social activist based out of  New York City. His academic work investigates the ways in which society systematically disenables humans on the basis of innate characteristics and perceived threats. His artistic work explores ways in which to transmute american folk art and crafts with oddities and queer embellishment.

Production Assistants :  Marcos Scheidt Berenhauser, Christine La Fontaine, Chloe Glanville, Malique Lee, Kristen Slater, Tyler Stafford

Creative Consultants : Yoshiko Chuma, Klaus Fruchtnis, Gareth Hendee, Erik Houllier, Thierry Micouin, Vladan Nikolic, Hugh Ryan, Patricio Sarmiento, Cristian Soto, Dyana Winkler, Paul Wright,