A human(e) orchestra is an umbrella over a series of performances, workshops and a film with an ensemble brought together to enact various compositions that range from conventional music to physical labor to speech acts. The first of the series, Hear, Here, was performed in June 2014 and will develop into a film. Subsequent projects are working from the collectivity of people to produce noise around a series of agreed upon issues and audiences in need of music or temporal arrangement approaching unity. This “music” will occur through the commissioning of appropriate scores, instruments, workshops and then the presentation of discrete works in varied spaces ranging from traditional exhibitions and theaters to web and film. READ MORE
Jeanine Oleson is an artist whose practice incorporates interdisciplinary uses of performance, photography, film/video and installation work. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Rutgers University. Oleson has exhibited at venues including The New Museum, MOMA/PS1, White Columns, Art In General, Socrates Sculpture Park and Exit Art in NY; Commonwealth & Council and L.A.C.E. in Los Angeles; Beta-Local, San Juan, PR; and Grand Arts in Kansas City, MO. Oleson has received a Franklin Furnace Fellowship and a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant in 2009; Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Regrant, 2008 and 2009; and a Professional Development Fellowship, College Art Association, 1999-2000. She has been an artist in residence at The New Museum, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and Smack Mellon Studio Program. Oleson is an Assistant Professor at Parsons the New School for Design.