“OBJECT BODY - UNEXPECTEDLY ECSTATIC (Brooklyn, January 2014)
“I’m thinking about movement and agency as a red thread between three motion/movement-based performances. Additionally, OBJECT-BODY: UNEXPECTEDLY ECSTATIC seeks to cross-genre pollinate, as a way to grow new audiences and support artists at critical moments in the process of developing an artwork.
“New movement/dance performance works will be performed by
Leslie Freeman (burlesque & human anomaly/sideshow artist, and disability activist), Kenya Robinson (visual artist). Jesse Zaritt (dancer/choreographer)
“Each of these artists has a gestural, live art practice which includes unique relationships to fixity, to objects and to motivity.” —curator Tobaron Waxman
WATCH ME WORK - WOMEN, LABOUR AND QUEER ECONOMIES (Cologne, Germany. September 2014)
"WATCH ME WORK: WOMEN AND QUEER ECONOMIES presents experiences and strategies of a spectrum of female experiences as a method of inquiry to explore ways in which diverse capitalisms and multiple economies can be gendered The exhibition is transdisciplinary and intergenerational, welcoming a range of approaches, including video, sound art, text and live networked performance. Artists include filmmaker Negar Tahsili (Iran), textile artist Dorothea Bohde (Germany), sound/text/graphic artist Terre Thaemlitz (Japan), and live networked sex work performance by activist and artist Liad Hussein Kantorowicz (Israel/Palestine)."
Tobaron was the Akademie der Künste der Welt in Cologne Fellow for 2014, nominated by Terre Thaemlitz and awarded by unanimous jury. With the generous support of the Akademie der Künste der Welt and Canada Council on the Arts, Tobaron developed projects with Queer and trans co-conspirators in 2014 in Hong Kong, Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg, Weimar, Paris, Estonia, Krems and Istanbul." —curator Tobaron Waxman