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Inner Space, 2014, at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions. © 2014 MoMA PS1, New York. Photo: Charles Roussel

Inner Space features multi-media work by contemporary filmmakers and performers. The program looks to the of the unique character of the geodesic dome in which it occurs and considers the space’s mutable and malleable relationship to the bodies within it.

Artist and stand up comedian, Casey Jane Ellison is your host and guide for Casey Jane Ellison Presents Aboveground Animation, her curated series of animated short films.

The program features the New York premieres of animations by Kathleen Daniel, Barry Doupe, Erin Dunn, Lauren Gregory, Jacolby Satterwhite, Katie Torn, and an excerpt from one of Fitch-Trecartin’s latest videos with animations by Rhett LaRue.

The screenings are accompanied by DJ sets by artists Cody Critcheloe (SSION) and by Juliana Huxtable .

Casey Jane Ellison has presented her animations and videos at MoMA PS1, the Museum of Art and Design, MOCA Los Angeles and the New Museum. She has performed stand up in cities across the US.

Leigha Mason has presented her films and paintings at MoMA PS1, The Andy Warhol Museum, ICA London, as well as several film festivals and galleries across the US and internationally.

MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions performance series welcomes visitors to experience and participate in live art. Since its founding in 1976, MoMA PS1 has offered audiences one of the most extensive programs of live performance in the world. VW Sunday Sessions highlights artists responding to contemporary social and political issues through a wide variety of creative and critical lenses. Encompassing performance, music, dance, conversation, and film, the series develops and presents projects by established and emerging artists, scholars, activists, and other cultural instigators. With a focus on artists that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, VW Sunday Sessions embraces the communities in New York City that create and sustain artistic practice.

Since 2012, VW Sunday Sessions has presented a commissioning program resulting in new work by Trajal Harrell, Mårten Spångberg, Anne Imhof, Tobias Madison and Matthew Lutz Kinoy, Hannah Black, and Colin Self. Additionally, the VW Dome Artist Residency offers a platform for creative development and experimentation for artists at all stages of the creative process.

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Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator with Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant and Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer.

Sunday Sessions 2014-15 is dedicated to Mike Skinner, 1974-2014

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Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

Major support is provided by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions.