Alive or Existing?
Manon Manavit returns to Deep Water with Willow Gatwood to present an immersive piece of perfomance art at the 108.
“In the post-WW3 era, a charismatic former Canadian
dictator head-of-state delivers long-awaited results of a Psy-Op to his human supporters in the covert fight against AI supremacy.” Text by CHATGPT will be performed by Manavit & Hazen Cuyler of NYC’s Greenhouse Ensemble, with Gatewood transforming e-waste materials into a live soundscape. Join the Resistance
Part of Deep Water Lab, an initiative supporting local early and mid career artists.
Manon Manavit (MFA California Institute of the Arts), a line producer for the 2018 & 2019 iterations of DWLF, is an interdisciplinary creative director emphasizing sustainability through community & collaboration. Her body of artistic work spanning film, puppetry, plays, events and installations is recognized by Open Society Foundations as being “at the intersection of culture, art, and social change.” She leads the Community Arts Program at the Bernie Wohl Center on the Upper West Side. Recent work: 2022 Ecological City Art & Climate Solutions Action Project included workshops, performances, and murals celebrating coastal resiliency in community gardens throughout the Lower East Side. She is a Poetry/Theater Citizen Artist Fellow, a Distinguished Lecturer at the Alliance of Families for Justice, Masterclass Instructor of Site-Specific Performance at SUNY, and member of Farm Arts Collective. Follow @manonmanavit_art, @artsatgoddard on Instagram
Hazen Cuyler is an award-winning actor and director and the Artistic Director and Founder of The Greenhouse Ensemble. His production of The Unspeakable Passion of Mitch Devoe won all eligible awards including best director (Hazen), best writer (Frank Tangredi) and best actor at the LIC One Act Festival (out of 50 plays). His production of Twelfth Night was nominated for Best Comedy by the NY Shakespeare Awards. He is honored to be a 2023 Fellow at Lucid Body House and has won or been nominated for several awards regionally. Hazen has trained extensively under Austin Pendleton, Aleksey Burago, Fay Simpson, Jack Garfein, Patsy Rodenburg, and many others. He teaches acting at The Greenhouse Ensemble and for the NY DOE. Greenhouse focuses much of their work on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where Hazen lives. Follow @hazencuycuy, @greenhouseensemble on Instagram
Willow Gatewood is an interdisciplinary artist and musician from the East Coast of the US who creates interactive performances and storytelling experiences blending visual, literary, and sonic mediums. They’re passionate about using the intersections of art and science to tackle environmental and social issues plaguing our world. Follow @willowg_music, @moth_zine on Instagram