Animalia: Stories of Collapse, Calamity, and Departure
Water Mill, New York
C. Ryder Cooley, the multimedia artist and musician, is currently at the Watermill Center as a spring artist-in-residence, developing her new work, Animalia: Stories of Collapse, Calamity, and Departure. Through aerial movement, projection, and live music on accordion, upright bass, and singing saw, Animalia invokes visions of human and animal interrelations, secret bee societies, and haunted circus scenes.
Todd Chandler participates as a musician and performer in Animalia, along with violinist Rachel Winard and Natalie Agee, an acrobat, aerialist, and performer who runs Ruby Streak Trapeze Studio in Brooklyn.
Exploring metaphors of flight in response to times of violence and war, the narrative, which Cooley descr