[NYC PREMIERE] 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.
Autumn Knight is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, installation, video and text. Her performance work has been on view at various institutions including DiverseWorks; Project Row Houses; Crystal Bridges Museum; The New Museum; The Contemporary Art Museum Houston; The Institute for Contemporary Art (VCU); Human Resources Los Angeles (HRLA); and Krannert Art Museum. Knight was a 2016-2017 artist in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem (NY) and the recipient of a 2018 Art Matters Grant. Knight’s work will appear in the 2019 Whitney Biennial.
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 2019-2020 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, 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