Nile Harris
this house is not a home

14–16 July 2023

In this house is not a home, Nile Harris (Performance AIRspace Resident 2022–23) sets an improvised happening inside of a sound responsive inflatable bounce castle. Using a network of microphones and sonic feedback as a malleable material, the voices of Harris and the ensemble are recorded and mixed live to create a musical composition that uniquely transforms for every performance.

this house is not a home is co-commissioned by Ping Chong and Company.



About Nile Harris

Nile Harris is a performer and director of live works of art. He has done a few things and hopes to do a few more, God willing.

About Ping Chong and Company

Ping Chong and Company creates works of theater and art that reveal beauty, invention, precision, and a commitment to social justice. Founded by Ping Chong, the company is a welcoming home and site of experimentation for multigenerational artists. The company creates original interdisciplinary, community-specific work; and cultivates artistry through training and education programs.


this house is not a home is co-commissioned by Abrons Arts Center and Ping Chong and Company, with funding from Abrons Arts Center’s Performance AIRspace Residency which is supported by the Jerome Foundation. Additionally, this work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by the Jerome Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. this house is not a home is a recipient of the 2022 MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, and Mellon Foundation.