The Artist-in-Residence program at Otion Front is a month-long intensive, intended as a shotgun productive period to allow artists to create and show work in a unique and nurturing artistic space. Otion Front is interested in artists who explore movement through contemporary means of processing information - to be interpreted poetically. Otion Front is interested in artists who are bold with their emotional and corporeal experience. Otion Front is interested in creating an artistic dialogue and fostering immersive experience and/or new ways of showing work.
August 2017 Artist in Residence -
Mya Martinez & Alexa West
Maya Martinez is a writer, artist, and dancer currently residing in Baltimore. Her writing and object making deal with personal mythology, cruelty, traps, and entertainment. Maya has been a dancer at a club in baltimore for two years now and is invested in sex workers rights. Her current focus has been directed towards reality tv dialogue and small acts of passive cruelty. She recently returned from a poetry tour through Asheville, Atlanta, Durham, Raleigh, and Richmond. Maya is currently in a group show at In Lieu Los Angeles and has an augmented reality video in the upcoming book Shared curated by Molly Soda and Sara Sutterlin.
Alexa West is an artist living in Brooklyn. West recently graduated from Cooper Union’s School of Art and trained at the Martha Graham Program from 2011-2013. Her work explores sculptural and dance installations. Alexa finds value in culture systems, humor and industrial design.
The showcase will be on August 30th, with two showings at 8pm and 10pm.
The showcase is a modular play including poetry and song. The scenes deal with lewdness, numbness, customer service and gyration. A month long collaboration between two friends.
Flyer by Jazzy
The Otion Front residency is currently by nomination only. However, if you feel called to apply, please send 3 work samples, a brief artist statement and a brief proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will keep your information in mind for future residency cycles.
40 hours total (10 hours per week) of free rehearsal space at the Otion Front studio
A final show coordinated by Otion Front & advertised on all of our social media platforms
A halfway show critique with the members of Otion Front