Autumn Knight: M_ _ _ER
M _ _ _ ER is a solo work by interdisciplinary artist Autumn Knight that considers how the concepts of “mother,” “murder,” and “matter” shape experiences of intimacy. Knight utilizes non-linear improvisation, sculpture, and manipulation of scenic elements like light and sound as tools for deeper inquiry.
This program will be presented in the Abrons Amphitheater. By attending this performance, you are required to respect by our Community Agreements:
• Wear a mask over your mouth AND nose at all times.
• Maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others at all times.
Autumn Knight is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, installation, video, and text. Drawing from her training in theatre and the psychology of group dynamics, Knight makes performances that reshape our perceptions of authority figures, power dynamics, and audience expectations of live experiences.
Her work has been presented at various institutions including The Institute for Contemporary Art (VCU), Richmond, Virginia; Human Resources, Los Angeles; Krannert Art Museum, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. Her performance and video work are held in the permanent collection of the Studio Museum in Harlem. Knight participated in the 2019 Whitney Biennial as a performance and video artist.She recently completed a performance/video residency (2020) with The Kitchen, a center for art, video, music, dance, performance, film and literature in NYC.
M_ _ _ ER is a National Performance Network/Visual Artist Network (NPN/VAN) Creation & Development Fund Project, co-commissioned by DiverseWorks, On the Boards: Seattle, and Women & Their Work: Austin. M _ _ _ ER premiered at DiverseWorks in October 2018; M _ _ _ ER was developed with additional commissioning support from Abrons Arts Center.
The 2020-2021 Season at Abrons Arts Center is supported, in part, by generous grants from the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jerome Foundation, the Scherman Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, and other generous Henry Street Settlement funders. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Image credit: Lynn Lane