Sarah Kinlaw. 2018. Photo: Stephanie Dimiskovski.

Sarah Kinlaw is a composer, choreographer, and artist whose work explores power, memory, trauma, and connection. Unboxing The Compass, Bending The Axis, a new commission created and performed in collaboration with Kathleen Dycaico, Kellian Delice, Quenton Stuckey, and Tara-Jo Tashna, builds on personal experience to explore identity and complex emotional and physical bonds through a fusion of choreography, environment, and sound. The immersive performance environment features industrial fans, everyday objects equipped with microphones, and a stage treated with material textures chosen for the different sounds they make as performers move through them. By placing microphones on the stage, Kinlaw amplifies the sounds of the choreography itself, adding to the broader soundscape and integrating the movements and interpretations of the performers into the overall composition.

This is one of six new commissions presented as part of VW Sunday Sessions 2018/2019. The VW Sunday Sessions commissioning program supports local and international emerging artists in the development and presentation of new performance work

General Admission: $15
MoMA / MoMA PS1+ Members: $13

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. #VWSundaySessions

VW Sunday Sessions is organized by Taja Cheek, Assistant Curator, and Alex Sloane, Assistant Curator, with Alexandra Rosenberg, Associate Producer, Chris Masullo, Production Coordinator, and Enrique Alba, Production Assistant, and Cody Simons, Production Assistant.

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VW Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America, who have supported the program since its inception.

Major support is provided by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.

Dance programming as part of VW Sunday Sessions at MoMA PS1 is supported in part by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions 2018–19.