Greater New York

Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, Horizon Events

Sunday, January 17, 2016
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Video by Charles Atlas

Direction and Visual Design by Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener

Reactive score by Jesse Stiles

Costumes by Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener with Julia Donaldson

Performance by Penelope Armstead-Williams, David Rafael Botana, Forrest Hersey, Cori Kresge, Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener, and Melissa Toogood

Horizon Events is a series of evening-length group dances constructed specifically for the MoMA PS1's third floor main gallery. Partly improvisational, the installations are designed to negotiate proximity and distance, reality and fantasy. Abstraction and representation collide in queer framings of space, time and bodies-in-action.

Portions of this work were developed through the Artist-in-Residence Program at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in 2015.


*MoMA and MoMA PS1+ Members can purchase tickets at this discounted rate in advance by calling 718.784.2084 and choosing extension 0 during museum hours or in person at the Box Office


Major support for Greater New York is provided by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

Generous funding is provided by The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art, and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.

Additional support is provided by the MoMA PS1 Annual Exhibition Fund.

Special thanks to Elham and Tony Salamé.

Image: Surveil, 2014. Photo courtesy of Xavier Cha and Kunsthalle Düsseldor

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