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Performances by Zach Layton and Nadia Granados

Force of Stillness

Saturday, November 5, 2016
2:00 PM–4:00 PM

Zach Layton offers a performance that manifests sonic and visual illustrations of a meditator’s brain waves, while Nadia Granados takes us into a world that explores queer masculinity and the failed war on drugs in the Americas in her performance, Narco. The performance will be followed by a Q&A on Buddhist influences in contemporary performance and film featuring Vanessa Anspaugh, Nadia Granados, Zach Layton, Bernadine Mellis, Elizabeth Phelps Meyer, Mazen Khaled, and Laura Vitale.

Warning: Program will contain graphic content.

This performance and discussion are part of the two-day festival Force of Stillness: Film and Performance Inspired by Buddhism, curated by Amber Bemak.

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About the Performers

Zach Layton is a composer, curator, teacher, and media artist. He has performed and exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum, the Kitchen, PS1/MoMa, and many other venues in New York and worldwide. He is the founder of the experimental music series Darmstadt: Classics of the Avant Garde, former co-curator of PS1/MoMa WarmUp, curator of Issue Project Room from 2008 to 2013, and an assistant professor of contemporary music at Eugene Lang College at the New School. He was selected in 2015 for a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grants to artists award.

Nadia Granados is originally from Colombia and is currently based in Mexico City. Her work explores the relationships between traditional pornography and violence and is both performative and technological, art and activism, and a mix of cabaret, intervention, and streaming video. Among the many awards she has received are the Franklin Furnace Fund, the Third Visual Arts Biennial Bogotá Prize, and the FONCA award for Colombia-Mexico artist residencies. Her work has been presented in Canada, Venezuela, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Berlin, Ecuador, Argentina, Peru, the United States, Mexico, Korea, Brazil, and Colombia.

Tickets: $20.00

Member Tickets: $18.00