ISCP TalkNovember 30, 2021, 4–5pm
Artists at Work: Skaus and Dylan Gauthier on Instagram Live
For this Artists at Work program, the Norwegian artists’ collective Skaus, current residents at ISCP, will have a conversation with Dylan Gauthier, ISCP alumnus and Director of the EFA Project Space. They will discuss DIY boat building and artistic actions past, present and future on New York waterways. A Q&A with the audience will follow.
In 2022 for their ISCP residency, Skaus plans to build a vessel that will place art in a maritime landscape. This unattached and drifting art platform will offer direct contact with various urban spaces and landscapes. They will invite a number of artists and actors to work on board throughout the project period. This will be an experiment with architecture and the surrounding environment, and investigate what possibilities the absence of a solid foundation can offer for experiencing art.
The vessel’s mobile nature is inspired by an old building custom from Rogaland, a Norwegian county. To find work in the 19th century, people from remote fjord regions dismantled their houses and sailed the materials to Stavanger where the house was reassembled. The structure on top of the floating vessel will be based on Norwegian-American settler architecture.
Tune into the Instagram Live here on Tuesday, November 30 at 4pm EST.
Skaus is a nomadic art project, a hosting and occupying platform instigated by Håvard Sagen, Mari Kolbeinson, and Markus Bråten. Its existence relies on continual change. Accumulative by nature, Skaus instigates encounters between sites, artists, institutions, social infrastructures, and audiences.Skaus has exhibited work at Rogaland Kunstsenter and TOU, Stavanger.
Working in a range of media including sound, performance, video, sculpture, architecture, and photography, Dylan Gauthier’s research-based and collaborative projects explore intersections between ecology, architecture, landscape, and environmental justice. Gauthier’s individual and collective projects have been exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, the Parrish Art Museum, CCVA at Harvard University, the 2016 Biennial de Paris (Beirut), the Center for Architecture, International Studio & Curatorial Program, the Chimney, the Neuberger Museum at SUNY Purchase, Columbus College of Art and Design, the Walker Art Center, EFA Project Space, and other venues in the US and abroad. He is Director of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, a 501c3 non-profit gallery devoted to experimental practices in the visual arts located in Times Square, NYC.
This program is supported, in part, by Hartfield Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Legislature; Nordic Culture Fund; NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA); Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Teiger Foundation; Willem de Kooning Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.