Renewal Residency: Andros Zins-Browne
Danspace is pleased to continue Renewal Residencies in 2022-2023 with a new cohort of artists: mayfield brooks, Andros Zins-Browne, Yo-Yo Lin, and Ogemdi Ude.
Andros Zins-Browne is an artist working at the intersection of performance and dance. His work extends choreographic notions to interact with dancers, non-dancers, singers, objects, and texts. During his Renewal Residency Zins-Browne will research ways to reconsider violence within a choreographic practice. How can what we call violence be uncoupled from harm? How and when can violence perform care and vice-versa? Which bodies are called in – rather than called out – by lending our bodies, speaking through languages of force?
Each artist will receive two weeks of residency time in the sanctuary at St. Mark’s Church, a generous artist fee, and stipends for research in racial equity and accessibility. The artists will have access to curatorial support and technical assistance throughout the year, as well as opportunities to connect with one another, contribute to Danspace’s online Journal, and participate in a DraftWork work-in-progress showing.
Renewal Residencies emphasize recuperation time to create work without the immediate pressure of production, encouraging connection to: creative process and artistic research; collaborators and fellow artists; and to the Danspace Project community.
Renewal Residencies are not open to the public.
Andros Zins-Browne (b. 1981, New York City) is an artist working at the intersection of performance and dance. His work extends choreographic notions to interact with dancers, non-dancers, singers, objects, and texts. Central to these pursuits is the exploration of the body as both material and immaterial, a site of exchange between embodied images and somatic experience. His works include Already Unmade—an unmaking of his own choreographic archive— (ICA, London; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai; and Fondation Galeries Lafayette, Paris) Over the past several years, he also created remixes of existing works: Jérôme Bel, 1995, 2020 (e-Flux and KADIST Foundation); and with choreographer Will Rawls- See-Saw by choreographer Simone Forti (The Museum of Modern Art, New York); and The Tony Cokes Remixes (10th Berlin Biennial). In collaboration with artist Karthik Pandian, Atlas Unlimited, a series of exhibitions weaving together stories of migratory movement, destruction, and re-construction through sculpture and vocal performance was featured at the PERFORMA19 Performance Biennial, New York. In 2021, his work was commissioned by Danspace Project and Triple Canopy. In 2022, along with Holland Andrews, Elaine Carberry, Loren Davis Fisher, and Jessika Kenney, he premiered color a body who flees, a sound installation and couplet of performances (Hammer Museum, Los Angeles). He’s currently working on Dance History(s): Imagination as a Form of Study, initiated by choreographer Annie-B Parson, to be published by Dancing Foxes Press in Early 2023. Zins-Browne is the recipient of grants and awards from the Goethe Institute, the Flemish Cultural Ministry, NYSCA, and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.