Open Studios
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Fellows’ Open Studios, Musical Performances, and Readings 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018 6:00 PM–11:30 PM
McKim, Mead & White Building
Via Angelo Masina, 5
Rome, Italy
Fellows’ Open Studios, Musical Performances, and Readings

Open Studios offer the public an opportunity to see the studios of the current Rome Prize Fellows and Italian Fellows in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, design, and visual arts and to attend readings by the Rome Prize Fellows in literature and musical performances by the Rome Prize Fellows and Italian Fellow in musical composition.

Participants in the Open Studios are: Brandon Clifford and Keith Krumwiede in architecture; Jennifer Birkeland, Fosco Lucarelli, Jonathan Scelsa, and Tricia Treacy in design; Aroussiak Gabrielian, Alison Hirsch, and Rosetta Elkin in landscape architecture; Sanford Biggers, Abigail DeVille, Rä di Martino, Alessandro Di Pietro, Rochelle Feinstein, Allen Frame, and Beverly McIver in visual arts; Ishion Hutchinson and T. Geronimo Johnson in literature; and Suzanne Farrin, Ashley Fure, and Federico Gardella in musical composition.

PROGRAM FOR EVENING

6:00pm Event begins - front garden studios open

6:30pm Performance/installation in front garden
Janus
Brandon Clifford, Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture
Federico Gardella, Italian Fellow in Musical Composition
Sculpture by Brandon Clifford & CEMEX Global R&D & Johanna Lobdell (Mural) & Odico Formwork Robotics (Formwork)
Composition by Federico Gardella & Simone Conforti

7:00pm Main building studios open to public

8:00pm Reading in studio
T. Geronimo Johnson, Rome Prize Fellow in Literature

8:30pm Reading in studio
Ishion Hutchinson, Rome Prize Fellow in Literature

10:00pm Main building studios close to public

10:10pm Performance in cryptoporticus
Filament Fragment 1
Ashley Fure, Rome Prize Fellow in Musical Composition
Brandon Clifford, Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture
Composition by Ashley Fure; in collaboration with Brandon Clifford (megaphone design), Yi Zhao (lighting design), Lilleth Glimcher (associate director) and Lester St. Louis (assistant producer); performed by Ashley Fure (double bass) and vocalists Marisa Michelson, Antonella Marotta, Sabina Meyer, Paola Ronchetti, Keiko Morikawa, Anna Di Martini, Marta Zanazzi and Ornella Scocca

10:20pm Readings in courtyard
T. Geronimo Johnson, Rome Prize Fellow in Literature
Ishion Hutchinson, Rome Prize Fellow in Literature

10:45pm Performance/installation in front garden
Gibigiana
Suzanne Farrin, Rome Prize Fellow in Musical Composition
Alison Hirsch and Aroussiak Gabrielian, Rome Prize Fellows in Landscape Architecture
Hypersea-a work in progress by Suzanne Farrin
Oraison by Oliver Messiaen adapted from the original for ondes Martenot, viola and two cellos
Installation by Alison Hirsch and Aroussiak Gabrielian in collaboration with Stefano Silvia; performed by Suzanne Farrin (ondes Martenot), Luca Bagagli (violin and conductor), Soyeon Kim (violin), Elena Favila (viola), Roberto Mansueto (cello), Wilhemina Smith (cello) and Flavio Tanzi (percussion)

11:00pm Performance in front garden
Filament Fragment 2
Ashley Fure, Rome Prize Fellow in Musical Composition
Brandon Clifford, Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture
Composition by Ashley Fure; in collaboration with Brandon Clifford (megaphone design), Yi Zhao (lighting design), Lilleth Glimcher (associate director) and Lester St. Louis (assistant producer); performed by Suzanne Farrin (ondes Martenot) and vocalists Marisa Michelson, Antonella Marotta, Sabina Meyer, Paola Ronchetti, Keiko Morikawa, Anna Di Martini, Marta Zanazzi and Ornella Scocca

11:30pm Event ends in front garden

Additionally, the exhibition Yto Barrada - The Dye Garden will be open in the AAR gallery from 7pm to 10pm.

Funding for Janus is provided by CEMEX Global R&D with formwork provided by Odico Formwork Robotics.

Funding for Gibigiana is provided by Hunter College, CUNY and the University of Southern California.

Musical performances at Open Studios 2018 are made possible by the Fromm Music Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., and the Fellows’ Project Fund of the American Academy in Rome.