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KINLAW, Crux, 2023 Performance

Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk

Kinlaw, Crux: A Panel on Communication and Process, 2023

Crux (2023) is an experimental performance panel and installation from New York-based composer, choreographer, and sculptor Kinlaw with contributions from C Prinz, Jas Lin, Miya Folick and ricky sallay zoker. With this project, Kinlaw pushes the process of communication and process to a place of curiosity encouraging their audience to play and explore.

This new work is an innovative take on an artist lecture which uses choreography, controlled feedback systems, sound sculpture, and the movement of speakers to generate a real-time audio composition all while upending and reimagining traditional conceptions of what is expected from an artist talk, a panel discussion, or a performance. The stage design of this artist lecture is fundamental to the flow of the conversation. Kinlaw, alongside selected artists and philosophers of varying practices, work in tandem with the stage design and sculptures to respond to each other on the panel as well as take questions from the audience in real-time.

Kinlaw is an audio composer, choreographer, and sculptor based in New York who is known for large scale performances and building choreographic frameworks which accommodate and respond to the liveness of space.

Kinlaw’s performance works have been featured in several New York City museums and arts institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, the New Museum, Pioneer Works, and Mana Contemporary. In 2022, Kinlaw was a Pioneer Works Musician-in-Residence, as well as a member of New Inc at the New Museum, with work focusing on Experiments in Art and Technology and psychoacoustical research at Bell Labs. They are part of the Otion Front establishing team, having curated works, residencies, and experimental performances since 2015.

C Prinz is a director and choreographer. Her work reflects explorations of visual tension, shape shifting and sensation. She aims to consistently be the least qualified one in the room, and is recently humbled by line dancing and level 1 tricks pole dancing. Her recent collaborations with Doechii as director of the Crazy music video and tour choreographer for Caroline Polachek are the cornerstones of her creative endeavors this past year.

jas lin 林思穎 (they/them) is a performance artist, choreographer, and movement facilitator born and based in Los Angeles. lin stages exorcisms and tantrums for purging choreographies of the learned body and shutting down internal and external surveillance cameras that suggest there is a Proper way to move through the world. their choreographies, films, workshops, and lectures have been shared around the world, including at the MAK Center for Art & Architecture, Danshallerne Copenhagen, and Mitski’s Laurel Hell Tour. jas believes movement to be a manifestation and actualization of potentiality– that together, we can dance the possible into being.

ricky sallay zoker (aka. YATTA) is a writer, musician, and artist. Over the years, they’ve shared stage with artists like Beverly Glenn Copeland, Laraaji, and The Sun Ra Arkestra. Characterized by textural electronic sounds, looped vocals, and rooted in improvisation, humor, and surprise, they have a playful, intuitive approach to sound and performance. Their album WAHALA served as the foundation for An Episode: Ricky’s Room, a self-written and performed theatrical production commissioned by NYC’s cultural center The Shed. ricky has performed and presented installations at MOMA, The Kitchen, RedCat, Roulette, The Tate, and The Getty. They hold an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College and are a former artist-in-residence of Pioneer Works and Otion Front.

Miya Folick is a musician, songwriter, and producer based in Los Angeles, CA. She independently released her first EP Strange Darling in 2015. Her second EP Give it to Me and her debut album Premonitions were released on Terrible / Interscope records in 2017 and 2018, to widespread critical acclaim. Her sophomore album Roach was just released on Nettwerk Records this May. With ear-worm melodies, heart-wrenching poetry, eclectic production and anchored by Folick's once-in-a-lifetime voice, Roach straddles a line between pop and something more experimental. Miya has received critical praise from the LA Times, the NY Times, Pitchfork, ID Magazine, Them, DIY, and many other publications. She also scored her first film this year - a dark comedy starring Megan Stalter and directed by Hannah Pearl Utt called Cora Bora debuted at SXSW in March.

Wonmi’s WAREHOUSE Programs is organized by Alex Sloane, Associate Curator, and is produced by Amelia Charter, Producer of Performance and Programs, with Brian Dang, former Programming Coordinator, and Michele Huizar, Programming Assistant, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Wonmi's WAREHOUSE Programs is founded by Wonmi & Kihong Kwon and Family.