Screening & Conversation Documentation
Thursday, September 7, 2017
55 Walker Street
This video is dedicated to Diane Torr (1948 – 2017)
An Evening with Rafael Sánchez is organized by Alex Fleming and Nia Nottage. Thanks to Rainer Behrens, Claire Barnier, Emmanuel Gaffard, Ania Rachmat, Gail Thacker, and Marga Volman
Rafael Sánchez is a multimedia artist whose practice spans four decades of pencil, painting, sculpture, photo, video, and performance. Since his first solo exhibition Look Don’t Touch at the Aljira Contemporary in Newark, New Jersey in 1985, the artist has shown at Foundation Elba, Nijmegan, Holland; The Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ; Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY; WhiteBox, White Columns, and Participant Inc., New York, NY; and The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Performances include Not a Pretty Girl, ONI Gallery, Boston, MA (2003); Les Fleurs de Vents, Fruit Farm Festival, McMinnville, OR (2002); Dark Pearl, Armada Festival, Nijmegen, Holland (2000); and The Libation Bearers, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY (1999).
Jim Fletcher is a founding member of the New York City Players with Richard Maxwell, with whom, this past year, he has appeared in Isolde, and The Evening. In 2016 he appeared in the films Two A.M. by Loretta Fahrenholz, and Pinochet Porn by Ellen Cantor. Fletcher works with the art collective Bernadette Corporation.
Natasha Stagg's essays have appeared in DIS Magazine, Dazed, Kaleidoscope, Riot of Perfume, Sex Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Bomb, and elsewhere. Her debut novel Surveys was published by Semiotext(e) in 2016. She lives in Brooklyn.
Alex Fleming is a UK-based artist, curator and writer. He is a programmer at the Scottish arts organization Arika. He has presented projects at Kunsthalle Basel, Yale Union, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Artists Space, and Bridget Donahue. He has taught at New York University, The New School for Social Research, and Yale School of Art.
Nia Nottage is a performance artist and curator from Detroit, MI with an interest in the occult and paranormal. She has presented work through Panoply Performance Laboratory, Brooklyn, NY; velvet.la, Sydney, Australia; The Indypendent, New York, NY; The Fox Cry Review, Menasha, WI; and online.