(Brooklyn, NY)Emily Roysdon

Biography:

Emily Roysdon is a New York- and Stockholm-based interdisciplinary artist and writer. Her work is invested in language, memory, collectivity and the processes of history, and she uses video, photography, text, and performance. She is editor and co-founder of the queer feminist journal and artist collective, LTTR. Roysdon's work has been shown at Participant, Inc. (NY); New Museum (NY); Power Plant (Toronto). Her videos have been screened at Whitechapel Gallery (London); and Arsenal: Institut fur Film and Videokunst (Berlin). Her writings have been published in numerous books and magazines. Roysdon completed the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in 2001 and an Interdisciplinary MFA at UCLA in 2006.

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Roydson is creating a performance project inspired by the history and site of the Christopher Street Piers. She wants to acknowledge the physical history of this place, its decay, regeneration, and the topography of desire that is New York City. The work involves a 'chorus' of 20 people that will be choreographed into several different scenarios on and around the piers and pile fields. The project includes written texts, movement, and sound and will produce video and photographic works. This project is the third in a series that is intended to expand the definition of choreography beyond dance and into understandings of social organizing, processes of history and collectivities.