Upper Jay Art Center / Recovery Lounge Event Information:
The Space We Make
Suggested donation- $20
In August 2018, The Space We Make, a performance collective run by Adirondack natives Simon Thomas-Train and Caitlin Scholl, is returning to the Upper Jay Art Center/Recovery Lounge to produce an exciting artistic residency and performance event for local audiences. From August 20 – 25th, a group of 10 professional artists, ranging from dancers to musicians to media and visual artists, will converge upon Upper Jay where they will collaborate with each other and the unique environs to create an evening-length slate of experimental, immersive and innovative performance art to be shared with the community on Saturday, August 25th.
This year’s event is tentatively titled The End of the World, and the loose lens artists will be working with to frame their work is “post-apocalyptic cabaret at the end of the world.” In a time where our political system has divided the populace, the polar ice caps continue to collapse into the ocean, and technology drives us towards a virtual reality, TSWM artists have been challenged to “sink into the desolate but also freeing reality of existing in a space that is already past the fall of everything.... where [we] as survivors, hanging in the corners of the last stop on the last train to no where, carve out stories in whatever moments still remain, gathering low-lit and gravelly wild, in a place where there are no laws because all laws have already been broken.” Coming at our own ideas, lives, self-talk, fury, challenges, defeats and victories through this “other” side of history feels like an important step in appreciating all that is still pure, beautiful, and sacred about the present ¾ including, and especially, the unique landscapes, natural and cultural, that still exist and thrive in the Adirondacks.