Joseph Keckler (in person) – 2018
Thursday April 12, 8:00 PM
An Evening with Joseph Keckler
Performance with video and sound.
Combining a powerful voice with vivid, humorous accounts of everyday life that stretch out towards the mythic, Joseph Keckler shares highlights of his original work: wild miniature operas, video works, and melancholy torch songs.
Joseph Keckler is an interdisciplinary artist. His work has recently been seen at Miami Art Basel, Centre Pompidou (with Cabinet Magazine), Rooftop Films and upcoming shows will take place at Lincoln Center and other venues. He is the author of several theater and performance pieces as well as videos and many songs, and his personal essays and writing on visual art has appeared in Literary Hub, VICE, and other publications. His music has been featured on WNYC and BBC America and he is the recipient of awards from Creative Capital, Franklin Furnace, and New York Foundation for the Arts. He was recently described as a “major vocal talent [who] shatters the conventional boundaries” by The New York Times and was once named the “Best downtown performance artist [in New York]” by The Village Voice. He is currently under commission from Prototype Festival/HERE and Opera Philadelphia/FringeArts. His book of essays and stories, Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World was just published by Turtle Point Press.
“Tantalizing… dynamic… with magnetism and poise so high that he seems to have been born onstage.” — The Village Voice
“The consummate interdisciplinary performance artist” – Bomb