The 2012 Wassaic Project Summer Festival
Friday–Sunday, August 3–5, 2012
The Wassaic Project’s
Maxon Mills and Luther Auction Barn
37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic, NY 12592
The Wassaic Project, a multidisciplinary arts organization located in the hamlet of Wassaic, New York, will host the fifth annual Wassaic Project Summer Festival, a free multi-disciplinary celebration of art, music, film, dance, and community from August 3–5, 2012. This year’s Festival features the Wassaic Project’s summer exhibition, Return to Rattlesnake Mountain, curated by guest jurors Max Bode, Kat Cohn, Jessica Wallen, and Wassaic Project co-directors Eve Biddle, Bowie Zunino, and Jeff Barnett-Winsby. The Festival and exhibition will bring together works by over 100 artists and will include live music by more than 20 bands, poetry readings, dance performances, film screenings, and much more.
The Wassaic Project’s annual Summer Festival and exhibition are housed in historic buildings located in the small hamlet of Wassaic, NY. The Wassaic Project aims to present art in a venue that challenges the white walls of traditional art spaces, focusing instead on site-sensitive installations and performances that encourage active dialogue. The 2012 Summer Festival offers a unique weekend-long opportunity for the general public, as well as artists of all media, to come together, exchange ideas, learn new things, and engage in a thriving arts community—free of cost.
Return to Rattlesnake Mountain is housed in the Maxon Mills, the Wassaic Project’s iconic seven-story grain elevator turned exhibition space. The polyvalent properties of the exhibition speak to the building’s unique architecture and to current movements in emerging art, and reflect the openness and diversity of the Wassaic Project community.
This year, participating visual artists include:
Kelli Adams, Keighty Alexander, Eman Alshawaf, Man Bartlett, Curt Belshe & Lise Prown, Guy Ben-Ari, Alexander Bevington, Maximilian Bode, Josh Bricker, Joe Brittain, Robert Brush, Dan Carlson, Christian Chapman, Annica Cuppetelli & Cristobal Mendoz, Christopher Daniels, DISORIENTALISM, Brad Fesmire, Fisher/ Leonard, Karen Flatow, Cecilia Fletcher, Hope Gangloff, Patrick Gantert, Ghost of a Dream, Daniel Glendening, Kelly Goff, Jeila Gueramian, Libby Hartle, Homesteady, Brinton Jaecks, Anders Johnson, Laura Kaufman, Jen Kelly, Matthew C. Lange, Karl LaRocca a.k.a. Kayrock, Amanda Lechner, Eric LoPresti, Rob MacInnis, Evan Mann, Abby Manock, Ashley May, Andrea Mazzariello & Daniel Hai, Brendan McCarthy, Mollie McKinley, Jason Mitcham, Jackie Mock, Andrew D. Moeller, Terri L. Moore, Eliza Myrie, Lindsay Packe, Lorella Paleni, Lucy Davis Phillips, Sarah Nicole Phillips , Johanna Povrik-Znoy, Francis Rabkin, Corina Reynolds, Ida Rödén, Allyson Ross, Kristen Schiele, Emilie Selden, Nicholas Shepard, Millee Tibbs & Michael Woody, Amanda Tiller, Astrid Toha, Breanne Trammell, Ian Trask, Amanda Valdez, John Frederick Walker, Chloe Watson, Isabelle Webster, Brindalyn Webster, Robin Williams, Alexandra Winsby, Jing Yu, Alex Yudzon
The music lineup features headliners The Stepkids and Avan Lava, as well as Falu, Bing Jing Ling, The Suzan, Chrome Canyon, Victoire, Friend Roulette, Beatie Wolfe, and Thieving Irons, among others. The film program includes a selection of award-winning short and feature films, including Grainger David’s The Chair, A Brief History of John Baldessari by Henry Joost and Ariel Shulman, Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk with Me, and the Danish comedy Klown. The dance program features performances by Otis Cook and Alyssa Cassidy, Shandoah Goldman, Maré Hieronimus, Jenni Hong, Whitney Hunter, Freddie de Jesus, Toni Renee Johnson, and dancers from Earl Mosley’s Institute for the Arts.
About the Wassaic Project
The Wassaic Project is an artist-run, sustainable, multidisciplinary arts organization that exists to strengthen local community by increasing social and cultural capital through inspiration, promotion, and creation of contemporary visual and performing art and by providing an intimate and genuine context for art making and community building. The Project seeks to make connections between artists of all disciplines and the public by utilizing its historic location to create new ways of working in the arts and to inspire new ways of seeing art. The Wassaic Project programs intend to generate dialogue and collaboration across geographic, ideological and disciplinary boundaries. Find out more at www.wassaicproject.org.