Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients 2015-16

(Brooklyn, NY)Yve Laris Cohen

Project Description

“al Fine” is a continuation of a body of work addressing the ontology of theatrical and exhibition spaces, asking architecture’s lowest common denominators to both outperform and fall short of their usual duties. Presented anachronistically, this performance follows the May 2015 production, “Fine” (“end”), which accounted for the failure to bring “al Fine” (“to the end”) to fruition. Working with a team of engineers, architects, and theater technicians, Yve Laris Cohen will build the inverted raked stage and theatrical rigging system once deemed impossible by the professionals involved.


Yve Laris Cohen’s work has been presented and commissioned by The Kitchen, SculptureCenter, Dance Theater Workshop, Murray Guy, Abrons Arts Center, Recess, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Danspace Project, Thomas Erben Gallery, and the 2014 Whitney Biennial, in New York; The Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College; and Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Laris Cohen received the Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s Emerging Artist Award in 2011. He holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University.