Watermill Artists-in-Residence Lexy Ho-Tai, Lotte Nielsen and 2017 Inga Marren Otto Fellow Carrie Mae Weems invite the community to explore their work through In Process @ The Watermill Center. In Process @ The Watermill Center invites the community to engage with our resident artists on Saturday afternoons through open rehearsals, workshops, studios visits, lectures or artists talks.
During her Watermill residency, costume designer Lexy Ho-Tai will continue to develop her multi-disciplinary and interactive thesis collection KOOKERVILLE for which she was recently named finalist for “Designer of the Year” upon graduating from Parsons School of Design. Exploring ‘clothing as experience,’ she plans to create three new “Kookers” and to focus on the performative aspects of the Kookers based on feedback from fellow artist residents.
Lotte Nielsen will continue her video project YAOI, using film footage captured of LGBT Youth in Copenhagen as well as interfacing with the local LGBT community in Water Mill. She will collage together pieces of atmospheric footage with sound recordings to give a sense of the youth’s emotional life in the context of The Watermill Center’s character. Nielsen also plans to use her findings at The Center to create a new concept for a film.
Renowned visual artist and 2017 Inga Maren Otto Fellow, Carrie Mae Weems will be refining her song cycle/performance titled Grace Notes: Reflections for Now, which examines the the role of grace in the pursuit of democracy. The first iteration of Grace Notes premiered at the Spoleto Festival in June 2016, and brings together some of the country’s most celebrated artists, poets, musicians and composers to examine the wider social implications of tensions at work in communities across America.