Repetition / Series, Dialogue / Transposition
Led by Kate Cahill and Maggie Brennett
Saturday July 26 9am-12pm and Sunday August 3 3pm-6pm at 59th Street and Pier 64-66
Kate and Maggie will explore collaboration and the methodology of practice developed from disciplines including architecture, choreography, sound and sculpture in relationship to urban ecology through a one-day workshop of movement, writing, construction and drawing.
This workshop is open to the general public with room for 8-12 participants at each session. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.
Kate Cahill arrived in the world of architecture through a will to combine her love of chemistry and of art. She is fascinated by the intersections of social, political and infrastructural systems in cities, and believes that urban public space is enriched by architecture that brings clarity to these complex interactions. In 2007 she was the recipient of the Robert S. Brown Traveling Fellowship, through which she embarked on an ongoing investigation into the inscription of memory on the contested landscapes of Berlin, Belfast and Sarajevo. Recent projects include a recipe for a low-cost, off-grid artist residence based on locally available scavenged materials; portable multi-use structures for an experimental urban school; and an investigation into the nature of collaboration engaged through the multi-dimensional topic of mushrooms supported by the 2009 iLAB Residency Program. Kate holds a B. Arch from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She currently enjoys collaborating on interdisciplinary design teams and practicing architecture in New York City.
Maggie Bennett is an artist who works engages performance, inter-disciplinary collaboration, object/ installation making and sound. She graduated from Connecticut College in 2005, and is currently working towards an MFA in Yale’s sculpture program. She has been a collaborator in an iLAND residency, and has worked with Jennifer Monson on several projects, including SIP/Watershed, which initiated further collaborations with Kate Cahill (architect), and Chris Cogburn (sound artist).