Julia Santoli in Siren Sore: “oneiric receiver (((night throat)))” with Trevor Saint & Graciela Cassel, Wednesday November 28 at ISSUE Project Room, and in Panoply Performance Lab’s METaMORPHOSIS, this Sunday the 18th at 104 Meserole St. in Brooklyn

Here’s an announcement from VCS alumna Julia Santoli about the final event in her 2018 residency at ISSUE Project Room, coming up on November 28th, and another event that she’ll be in this Sunday in Brooklyn.


Dear friends,

I would like to invite you to the final presentation of my 2018 residency at Issue Project Room on Wednesday November 28 2018 at 8pm: Oneiric receiver (((night throat))) in collaboration with Trevor Saint on glockenspiel (most phantasmagoric), and within a spectral installation of neon and steel by Graciela Cassel. It has been a true gift to work within the curious reactive mechanisms of Issue Project Room’s marble walls, and this has been an integral characteristic of the project which I hope to share with you. These two songs work through the lens of a sleepwalking perception , a space for slippage through planes of temporal reality + visions from near and afar.


Julia Santoli’s Siren Sore: “oneiric receiver (((night throat)))” with Trevor Saint & Graciela Cassel

Wednesday November 28th, 2018 – 8pm

ISSUE Project Room 22 Boerum, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Free ($10 Suggested Donation)

Wednesday, November 28th, Julia Santoli presents the third and final work of her 2018 ISSUE residency with the premiere of a new work within her “Siren Sore” cycle: a mutant project of myriad form manifesting as visual project, recording album, and live performance through genre-crossing collaborations.

Santoli describes the work as retaining the narrative accessibility of song structures, but melding with the physical import of a collaborative, site-specific sonic approach. Through studying the transmission of body through voice, the “siren” emerges as a voice beyond the locus of capture or control — an avenger of bodies transgressed.

The evening premieres “Oneiric receiver (((night throat)))” with glockenspielist Trevor Saint, staged in a landscape of neon and steel made by multimedia artist Graciela Cassel. The work is a ballad of sleepwalking slippage, apparitions through the night.

Julia Santoli is a Brooklyn-based artist and experimental musician. Creating immersive and precarious environments with voice, feedback, electronics, and installation, her work deals with intergenerational hauntings and reclamation through the body. She has presented solo and collaborative works at Queens Museum, Flux Factory, ISSUE Project Room, New York Live Arts, Judson Memorial Church, LUMP, Disjecta, Widow Jane Mine cave, GRACE Exhibition Space, Panoply Performance Laboratory; as well as presented and taught workshops during a 5-month residency in Spinnerei, Leipzig, DE.

Graciela Cassel (born in Argentina) is a New York-based artist. She received an MA in Studio Art from NYU (2012) and a MFA from SVA(2014). She is a multimedia artist whose work in the past three years has been inspired by rivers and ocean, as well as clouds. Cassel has exhibited internationally with paintings, etchings, and videos. Her videos received 14 awards and they were selected for inclusion in 32 film festivals. Her latest installation “Dreaming Clouds and Cloud Machine” was presented at the Museo del Barrio show at SVA (2017).

Trevor Saint plays the glockenspiel. He performs the first solo works for the extended-range instrument, and improvises wildly with the instrument’s extreme offerings. Trevor performs in the duos Skewed and Such (Jeff Herriott, laptop) and Tanngrisnir (Christopher Burns, electric guitar), with the duo Tongue Depressor (Henry Birdsey/Zach Rowden, fiddles), and in the Ever Present Orchestra.

ISSUE Project Room’s annual Artist-in-Residence program provides New York-based emerging artists with a year of support, offering artists access to facilities, equipment, documentation, pr/marketing, curatorial and technical expertise to develop and present significant new works, reach the next stage in their artistic development, and gain exposure to a broad public audience.

ISSUE’s Artist-in-Residence program is made possible, in part, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and with the support of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

This program is proudly sponsored by Sixpoint Brewery.

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This weekend is also the occasion of Panoply Performance Lab’s METaMORPHOSIS , the last weekend of performances at 104 Meserole St. as PPL, which has been an invaluable site and supportive community for performance artists as organized by Esther Neff + Brian McCorkle, Kaia Gilje.  From their FB page:

The garage at 104 Meserole Street has been “art space” since the ’90’s. In 2012, Spread Art relocated to Detroit and passed the site to Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL). In December, 2018, the site will be transferred into the hands of IV Castellanos and Amanda Hunt, changing names from “PPL” to “IV Soldiers.”Marking a state of metamorphosis, PPL (Esther Neff) organizes one last weekend of performances, with some of the artists (a festival including all would take months!) who have been crucial to the operation of this lab site for the past 7+ years.

Jodie Lynkeechow and Kanene Ayo Holder
Shawn Escarciga
Anya Liftig/Love and Trouble
Miao Jiaxin

4pm: COMMUNITY MEETING announcements, next steps, book project.
6pm: performances begin:
Honey Jernquist
Anja Ibsch
Dom Duro (Dominique Duroseau)
Geraldo Mercado
AYana Evans
IV Castellanos and Amanda Hunt

Rafael Sanchez
Lorene Bouboushian
Maria Hupfield
Edward G Sharp
Julia Santoli
Panoply Lab (EstheR Neff, Brian McCorkle, Kaia Gilje)

Donations are suggested $5-20 for the artists performing.

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