Hi. I'm John. I'm an artist, editor, and audio producer in New York. Send me an email to hear more about what I'm working on.
The Tanzkongress 2019 Salons were a series of artist gatherings that took place through 2018 and 2019 in New York, Bogotá, Madrid, Helsinki, New Delhi, and Ouagadougou. The online magazine of the Tanzkongress Salons, edited by Moriah Evans and myself, is a site for exchange across each of these gatherings.
Tanzkongress 2019 – A Long Lasting Affair: International Salons
The online magazine of the Tanzkongress 2019 salons
The Ouagadougou Salon Interviews
Before the Ouagadougou salon I interviewed artists Bienvenue Bazié, Souleymane Badolo, Seydou Boro, Fatou Cissé, Salamata Kobré, Djibril Ouattara, Salia Sanou, and Stephany Ursula Yamoah about the conditions of making art in Burkina Faso, Senegal, and Ghana today.
The Radio Dance Theater Show
The Radio Dance Theater Show is an experiment in transmitting a dance-watching experience over the airwaves. Each episode is presented both as a performance and as a live radio show, streamed to listeners via FM broadcast or the internet. I host the show. I invite guests on the show watch a dance performance and describe what they see for the listeners. The listeners experience the dance through the eyes of the guest. Episodes to date:
Movement Research Radio Dance Theater
Live from the Judson Memorial Church, November 2019
Montez Press Radio Dance Theater
Live from Montez Press Radio, July 2019
AUNTS Radio Dance Theater
Live from Superchief Gallery NY, March 2018
What Does France's Restitution Report Mean For The U.S.?
In 2018, France published a report about art restitution. What are the implications of the report for museums in the US?
Vox Pop: Recycling in New York
How do New Yorkers think the state should improve recycling?
On getting in line for cronuts at 4am.
The Swahili Word for Freedom
A story of finding my role in the struggle to raise reparations for black Americans.
Alter Egos at the Judson Church
A profile of Movement Research at the Judson Memorial Church—a weekly performance series.
Texting Under the Table: Three Works in Conversation at the 2017 Whitney Biennial
Three works in dialogue at the 2017 Whitney Biennial.
Should We Build?
Reflections on two panel discussions at Prelude 2015 focused on architecture and performance.
Mårten Spångberg's Natten at ImPulsTanz and Performing Art Forum.
Ralph Lemon's Scaffold Room.
On Not Bowing
Reflections on theatrical convention.
Solid Objects: Section III, Heather Kravas, On The Boards, Seattle, WA
Hystera Theater, My Barbarian, video presented at Owens Art Gallery, New Brunswick, Canada
Lads, Christopher Matthews, Future Oceans, New York, NY
Solid Objects: Section I, Heather Kravas, Oxbow Gallery, Seattle, WA
RitualResist, Kendell Geers, Performa 17, New York, NY
AUTHOR, Yanira Castro, video presented at Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY
Commedia Dell’Arte, Ryan McNamara, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Visions of Beauty, Heather Kravas, On the Boards, Seattle, WA
AmeriSHOWZ Circle of Champions, Alex Rodabaugh, American Realness, New York, NY
Instead of allowing some thing to rise up to your face dancing bruce and dan and other things, Tino Sehgal, Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria
Battleground, Ryan McNamara, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
A Marvelous Order, Will Rawls, Judd Greenstein, Joshua Frankel, and Tracy K. Smith, Williams College, Williams, MA
For James Tyson, Sarah Michelson, The Kitchen, NY
The future was looking better in the past, Rebecca Patek, The Chocolate Factory Theater, Queens, NY
Spirits of the Air and Heroes, Christopher Williams, 92Y, New York, NY
STABAT, Andy de Groat, restaged by Catherine Galasso, 92Y, New York, NY
4, Sarah Michelson, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Topologie, Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan), The Chocolate Factory Theater, Queens, NY
Ruff Draft, Karl Rogers, Rochester Fringe Festival, Rochester, NY
Prêt à Baiser, Olivier Dubois, Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY
Berries and Bulls, Tiffany Mills, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
(American) Guilt, Bradley Teal Ellis, Dance New Amsterdam, New York, NY