Name: Rob Reese
What is your current project?
Ciphered Bridges: A Cipher-Art Performance by Køvvånng
Where are you performing it and why is it the right fit for your piece?
This goes up at The Idio Gallery in Bushwick, which is a champion gallery and performance space that fosters iconoclastic arts. One doesn’t get any more iconoclastic than Køvvånng!
What’s next for you?
In the spring I’ll be directing “Flash Operas” for Experiments in Opera: six short modern operas adapted from short stories.
Who is your biggest inspiration right at this moment and why?
Køvvånng has dictated that we be directly inspired by Wasily Kandinsky, the architects of Ales Stenar, and Sid Vicious.
Køvvånng is an individual and collective conceptual artist based worldwide but currently soul-situated at the mast-point of Ales Stenar on the Kåseberga ridge in Scania. The obfuscation of Køvvånng’s award-winning, critically acclaimed (and frequently derided) identity for this Cipher is intentional and necessary.
The Amnesia Wars Company brings together acclaimed and award winning dancers, musicians, and actors from an amazing array of backgrounds, including veterans of The Wooster Group, Pilobolus Dance, HERE Arts Center, Queen of the Night, Fuerza Bruta, Bombay Rickey, Anti-Social Music, Anthony Braxton’s Orchestra, Opera On Tap, The Second City, The Improv Olympic, Miranda, Yahweh’s Follies, Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe, Einat Amir’s “Our Best Intentions”, and more.
Rob Reese is a New York based Director, Playwright, and Librettist who has made theater throughout the U.S. and in a dozen countries over five continents. Rob’s recnet credits include the theological musical comedy revue Yahweh’s Follies (Ars Nova), Kamala Sankaram’s Chamber Opera Miranda (Here Arts Center) which received the 2012 Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical, Ray Leudke’s Pocket Opera Viva Pablo Neruda (Voice Afire), The New Zealand remount of Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe (The Basement Theatre) Rob is the Artistic Director of Amnesia Wars Productions and is an inductee of the Indie Theater Hall of Fame.
Show information (venue, dates, ticket info)
A Cipher Art Performance & Exhibition by Køvvånng
Performances Thursday, Friday, Saturday;
General Exhibition and bar open at 7:00pm
Time-Based Performance begins at 8:00pm
Idio Gallery: 976 Grand Street Brooklyn NY 11211
Tickets on sale at amnesiawars.brownpapertickets.com/
For more information visit http://amnesiawars.com
Artist’s discount code: AWFriend