Times Square Arts’ Residency at the Crossroads is a new cross-disciplinary and collaborative residency program, in which artists are invited to experiment and engage with Times Square’s unique urban identity and users. As the fourth resident artist of this program, Joseph Keckler will begin his residency in which he reconsiders the New Yorkers’ supposed rejection of the contemporary Times Square (the associated embarrassment and contrarian allergy towards it) through surreptitious performance.
Joseph holds a cocktail with branch-like fingers, with Director of Times Square Arts Sherry Dobbin, Joe Ahearn, Helga Davis, and Mike Hanf after the After Hours performance, presented in conjunction with Clocktower at The Lambs Club, 2014.
Joseph appears in, and contributed a song to, the BAM production Rimbaud in New York by The Civilians. March1-6. Read about the piece in The Observer and The New Yorker.
From Artnet News:
Among the winners are Los Angeles-based artist Liz Glynn, whose installation Gol[den] is based in a foreclosed home in rural California that will be turned into a site for durational performances that explore “the fading myth of economic mobility;” Ligia Bouton, Matt Donovan, and Lei Liang, who have collaborated on Inheritance, a multimedia chamber opera based on the life of a gun heiress; and Joseph Keckler, whose durational performance Let Me Die will enact famous operatic demises…
FULL ARTICLE HERE
Joseph joins classicist Shane Butler to celebrate the launch of Butler’s new book on the voice, in antiquity and beyond. Presented in conjunction with Zone Books and Cabinet.
Death by a Thousand Operas
Joseph Keckler performing “Let Me Die” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)
DETROIT — Arms flung wide, Joseph Keckler collapses to the floor and dies.
Then, a couple seconds later, he gets up. And dies again.
After 10 or so iterations, we take a break. Then: more dying… FULL ARTICLE