Following an acclaimed run at LaMama in NYC,
Woof Nova presents Give Back My Beast at ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art
Athens, GA March 15 – 25
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Autumn comes. The light wanes and the days close in. Nostalgia is plentiful.
Give Back my Beast explores tipping points and accidents, both natural and human-caused that send us hurdling toward extinction. It is a eulogy to the beasts and myths soon to be lost. Daniel Allen Nelson, performs within a multi-media installation consisting of artifacts and remnants of an extinct cultural and natural environment, bearing a nostalgic resemblance to our own world of just a few moments ago. Nelson shapes a narrative that cycles between transformation and extinction as he grapples with the waning worlds of nature and imagination, and envisions the stories and images that exist in the realm beyond extinction.
Performances: Mar 15th – 23rd at 8pm
Gallery Installation: Mar 16th – 18th & Mar 22nd – 25th: 1pm – 6pm
Donor Gallery Preview: Mar 15th, 4pm – 6pm
ATHICA Gallery: 160 Tracy Street, Athens, GA 30601
Give Back my Beast is a multimedia Gallery Installation, in which nightly, a performance will take place where the installation is transformed in front of an audience. The piece marks the culmination of a more than 3 year process in the creation of video, design and text, in collaboration with video and film artist, Jeremy Ayers. This follows in Woof Nova’s tradition of creating productions that meld extensive research with poetic language and imagery.
Created by Temple Crocker, Daniel Allen Nelson & Jeremy Ayers
Performed by Daniel Allen Nelson, Marie-Christine Katz and Tavish Miller
With Film Performances by Temple Crocker and Sarah Lloyd
Directed by Kara Feely
Production Design: Jeanette Yew
Video & Photo Direction: Jeremy Ayers
Production Stage Manager: Elizabeth Jay Nielsen
Video Design: David Pym
Sound Design: Brandon Pane
Dramaturgy & Additional Text: Jenny Campbell
Original music: Chas Marsh
This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.
This project is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Give Back My Beast received developmental support as part of the Artist Residency Program of The Drama League of New York, Roger T. Danforth, Artistic Director, Gabriel Shanks, Executive Director, funded in part by the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.
Woof Nova’s Give Back my Beast is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Give Back my Beast must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.