Artist
Autumn Knight

USA
https://autumnjoiknight.com/

Autumn Knight is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, installation and text. Her work has been on view at various institutions including DiverseWorks Artspace, Art League Houston, Project Row Houses, Blaffer Art Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum, Skowhegan Space (NY), The New Museum, The Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Optica (Montréal, Canada), The Poetry Project (NY) and Krannert Art Museum (IL). Knight has been in residence with several art institutions including  In-Situ (UK), Galveston Artist Residency, YICA (Yamaguchi, Japan) and Artpace (San Antonio, TX) and at the Studio Museum in Harlem (NY). In 2015, Knight was an Artadia awardee. She has served as visiting artist at Montclair State University, Princeton University and Bard College. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and holds an M.A. in Drama Therapy from New York University.

Performance
DOCUMENTS by Autumn Knight

DOCUMENTS centres uses dialogue, gesture and the voice of both the artist and the audience to uncover and critique structures of power. Troubling the division of labour between the performer and the audience divisions, DOCUMENTS involves a public reading of the documentation that serves to authenticate or legitimize citizenship. Central to this work is a filing cabinet that both holds the props required for the performance, while also serving as a portrait or trace of the artist. The interactive reading of the documents in the files addresses the embodied specificities of race, class, gender, sexuality to contest whether these categories accurately reflect the bodies they are meant to represent – while underlining how different audiences and relationships to power may influence this reading.

CREDITS
Curated and Presented by FADO Performance Art Centre
Conceived and Directed by Autumn Knight


This year’s Progress, international festival of performance & ideas takes place between January 30–February 15, 2019. Progress is collectively curated by FADO Performance Art Centre, F-O-R-M, Native Earth Performing Arts, SummerWorks, The Power Plant, the red light district, The Theatre Centre, Uma Nota Culture and Why Not Theatre. Produced by SummerWorks in association with The Theatre Centre.

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Image © Autumn Knight, DOCUMENTS. Image Paul Litherland.

Performance Yellow

This fragrance opens us to the question, has the show started? It's winter, the theatre is colder than the street and the room is filled with people and all their winter smells: wet faux leather, down, too much shampoo, and beer breath. The atmosphere is a trickster. Am I late, am I early?

Top Notes

yellow mandarin, mimosa

Middle Notes

honey, chamomile, salt

Base Notes

narcissus, guaiac wood, piss, beer