Arts@Renaissance (St. Nick's Alliance)
Spurred by the common question: "what is and what isn’t art?," Do You Know You’re Being Recorded aims to create an experience for all involved that blurs the boundaries between stage/audience, music/sound, performance/life.Do You Know You’re Being Recorded is a site-specific piece that will ultimately be 4 to 6 hours long. During development and when complete it will take place in traditional and nontraditional art spaces, including galleries, supermarkets, theaters, vacant lots...and we hope JFK (the airport).
Laura Arend / Thomas Bell / Christina deRoos
Born and raised in France, Laura Arend’s career began with study at the prestigious Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon. She spent a year as a dancer at the Youth Ballet of Lyon and arrived in New York in March 2010. Arend is currently working with Judith Sanchez Ruiz, and Korhan Basaran. Since May 2010 she has also been a member of the dance company « F521.i » in Paris.
Musician and visual artist Thomas Bell leads Oxygen Music Collective, consisting of over ten different musical projects dating back to 1999. The collective follows an improvised compositional approach, with past projects heavily steeped in the traditions of Funk & Free-Jazz, with tinges of Drum n Bass, Hip-Hop, & the experimental avant-garde. He also curates the Creative Music Incubator experimental music series at The Tank, and founded Spread Art, an artist-run creative space designed to foster new works through collaborations with artists and curators from around the world. twin72.com spreadart.org
Christina deRoos is a visual artist (photo/video, mixed-media, installation) who splits her time between NY and Mexico. She frequently facilitates creative projects that invite public participation and encourage community dialogue and individual self-reflection. In 2009 she founded Live Bliss, a yoga, art and community space in La Manzanilla, Jalisco, Mexico. She is also co-director of Spread Art. christinaderoos.com
*Special thanks to Chez Bushwick & Jonah Bokaer for affordable rehearsal space and equipment, and Center for Performance Research for additional low-cost rehearsal space.* chezbushwick.net cprnyc.org