The Watermill Center

The Watermill Center, 39 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill, NY

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Saturday, March 23, 2019


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm





THAW FEST | In Process with Marina Rosenfeld

In Process @ The Watermill Center is our ongoing series of open rehearsals, workshops, artist talks and studio visits that invite the community to engage with the work of our international Artists-in-Residence.

The Watermill Center invites audiences of all ages and backgrounds to gain unique insight into the creative process of artists, cultivating an understanding of how artists from across the globe develop new work.

In Process allows direct engagement between the community and our Artists-in-Residence in the midst of their residency, giving them the opportunity to present and receive feedback on their work, and continue the development process throughout the remainder of their stay.

Watermill’s mission is to provide artists and thinkers the opportunity to focus on the development of their work and practice. Artists-in-Residence have gone on to perform at venues and festivals including the New Museum, Roulette, PS122, American Realness, Clocktower Gallery, Performa, Vienna’s Donaufestival, Kampnagel in Hamburg, CPR – Center for Performance Research, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center.

2019 Inga Maren Otto Fellow, Marina Rosenfeld was born in New York and has been based there since 1999. A composer and artist working across disciplines, her work has explored experimental practices in sound and performance since the 1990s, when she mounted her first all-female electric-guitar ensembles under the name Sheer Frost Orchestra. She has had solo presentations by institutions including the Park Avenue Armory and the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Whitney (2002 and 2008), Montreal (2016), Liverpool (2011) and PERFORMA (2009 and 2011) biennials; and the Holland, Borealis, Wien Modern and Ultima festivals, among many others. Recent projects include commissioned works for documenta14 radio, the Haus der Kultur der Welt in Berlin and the Donaueschinger Musiktage festival, and solo exhibitions at Portikus Frankfurt, the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, and upcoming in 2019, the Artist’s Institute in New York. Rosenfeld’s collaborators have included Christian Marclay, George Lewis, Okkyung Lee, Annette Henry aka Warrior Queen, and Ben Vida, with whom her latest release, Feel Anything on iDEAL Recordings, was released in late 2018. She has also frequently created music for dance, including improvised music for Merce Cunningham Dance Company between 2004 and 2008, and composed scores for the choreographers Ralph Lemon, Maria Hassabi, and Douglass Dunn. Rosenfeld has been the co-chair of the MFA in Music/Sound at Bard College since 2007, as well as a visiting professor at Cooper Union, Harvard, Yale School of Art, and Brooklyn College.

THAW FEST (The Hamptons Arts Weekend Festival), launches three days of exhibitions, theater performances, film, music, garden tours, workshops, community engagement and family-focused events across member organizations of the Hamptons Arts Network.

Hamptons Arts Network is a consortium of not-for-profit organizations working together to create a unified arts community of the Hamptons. Their goal is to promote collaboration, partnerships, and shared programming among its members. As well, they advocate for the arts in the area of economic development, tourism, and education.

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