THEM / Ishmael Houston-Jones, Chris Cochrane and Dennis Cooper, 1985 / 2010
“There was a time when the Meatpacking District used to be an actual meatpacking district. There were buildings filled with animal carcasses. I remember I had my mind set on having a goat, and I went around to all these places and none of them had one. There was this place that had mostly pigs, but there was one goat, really beautiful, with all its fur still on…”
– Ishmael Houston-Jones on THEM, Artforum, 2010
A choreographer with a keen sense of the ephemeral and precarious, Houston-Jones performs new work with Emily Wexler this Saturday at Industry City. Performing the Precarious, Part II: Day Into Night, curated by Danspace Executive Director Judy Hussie-Taylor, will include spontaneous and roving performances by Michelle Boulé, Rebecca Brooks, Rebecca Davis, Joanna Kotze, Cori Olinghouse, and Will Rawls.