1995 ARTSLINK PROJECTS AWARDS

MARILYN HENRION, NEW YORK, NY
Host Country: Russia

$3,000 to support travel to the All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art in Moscow where Yvonne Forman, Marylin Henrion, patricia Malarcher, Joy Saville, and Robin Schwalb will display their quilts, conduct lectures, and exchange information with fellow textile artists.

ANDREW HERSCHER, LOS ANGELES, CA
Host Country: Czech Republic

$2,880 to support the design and creation of urban garden architectural objects in collaboration with the Zlaty rez architects in Prague, Czech Republic.

WENDELL BEAVERS, NEW YORK, NY
Host Country: Poland

$2,000 to develop choreography and to teach dance education with Jacek Luminski and the dancers of Silesian dance Theater in Bytom, Poland.

YOSHIKO CHUMA, NEW YORK, NY
Host Country: Lithuania

$6,000 to allow Yoshiko Chuma and her company, The School of Hard Knocks, to collaborate with local dancers and musicians in Vilnius on Lithuanian production of Crash Orchestra, to be performed at the Vilnius Academic Drama Theater.

CHRISTINE DAKIN, BRONX, NY
Host Country: Russia

$4,000 to support the creation, performance, and video documentation of a new dance piece in collaboration with the Olga Bavdilovich Dance Company in Vladivostok, Russia. Dakin will work with the company on Martha Graham dance technique workshops.

DIANE ELLIOT, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Host Country: Hungary

$1,500 to support the development of improvisational movement and storytelling performances in collaboration with local dancer/performers at the Contemporary Dance Workshop in Budapest, Hungary.

JULIE ANN KELLER, FRESNO, CA

Host Country: Hungary
$1,500 to support a collaboration between choreographers Chris Campbell, Chip Cury, Julie Ann Keller, Hilary Roberts, and the Duna Ensemble in Budapest, Hungary. Choreographers from both groups will conduct workshops on traditional dance and music techniques in Hungary and in Oakland, California.

MARK TAYLOR, PITTSBURGH, PA
Host Country: Estonia

$1,500 to support the creation and performance of a new dance piece in collaboration with Esthinian dancers, musicians, and vocalists in Tallin, Estonia.

TONY WAAG, NEW YORK, NY
Host Country: various countries

$1,000 to support travel to Estonia and Russia where Waag will teach tap dance techniques and perform in collaboration with the Estonian dance company, Tanzart.

CONSTANCE DE JONG, NEW YORK, NY
Host Country: Slovenia

$3,000 to support the creation of written and spoken literary texts in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in collaboration with SKIC Gallery, Marina Grzinic, and individuals who have been affected by the ethnic conflict in the former Yugoslavia.

EILEEN MYLES, NEW YORK, NY
Host Country:
Russia
$1,500 to allow Myles to work with poets in St.Petersburg and Moscow including Arkadii Dragomoschenko, document their creative processes and survival skills, and present recordings of her own works as well as other contemporary US poets.

CHRISTINE HILL, BUFFALO, NY
Host Country:
Czech Republic
$3,000 to research the impact of independent media in Czech Republic during the 1989-90 period by interviewing artists, independent producers, and citizens. Hill will also lecture and present screenings on the history of video art at the Fine Arts Academy, Prague and the Video/Multimedia/Performance Studio at the Technical University, Brno.

ARDELE LISTER, BROOKLYN, NY
Host Country: Romania

$4,000 to support the creation of an interactive video fable in collaboration with Francisc Mraz, president of the Tirgu Mures International Film Festival in Bucharest, Romania.

GEORGE LEGRADY, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Host: Country: Hungary

$3,000 to support the creation of an interactive CD_ROM using footage from the Hungarian Film Institute in collaboration with Balazs Varga, a researcher at the Institute, and Hungarian students in Budapest.

BILLY TIPTON MEMORIAL SAXAPHONE QUARTET, SEATTLE, WA
Host Country: Estonia

$6,000 to support a musical collaboration on eight new works between the Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet and Ne Zhdali, an Estonian musical group, in Tallinn, Estonia.

LEO COACH, CLEVELAND, OH
Host Country: Slovenia

$3,000 to support Coach and the musicians of the Contemporary Music Coalition in the creation of a jazz interpretation of the works of noted Slovene poets. CMC will collaborate with Slovene musician Lado Jaksa in Ljubljana.


GARRISON FEWELL, CAMBRIDGE, MA
Host Country: various countries

$2,500 to support the creation and performance of new jazz works and the coordination of student jazz workshops in collaboration with Polish and Hungarian musicians.

LISA KARRER, NEW YORK, NY
Host Country: Estonia

$3,000 to support the creation of new music for the first stage of NALJAAJA KIVIHUMMIKUD (Heaps of Stone from the Starvation) in collaboration with David Simons, to be performed by the Rakvere Theater company under Peeter Jalakas.

CORNERSTONE THEATER COMPANY, SANTA MONICA, CA
Host Country: Croatia

$3,000 to support .the creation of a performance piece and drama workshops by Cornerstone Theater artists Sonia Kuftinee, Sabrina Peek, and Jessica Chornesky for residents of refugee camps in the Osijek region of Croatia.

MICHAEL GRIGGS, PORTLAND, OR
Host Country: Hungary

$3,500 to support the creation and performances of a new adaptation o S. Ansky's Yiddish drama, The Dybbuk, with R.S.9, a theater in Budapest, Hungary.

 

DAVID HAHN, SEATTLE, WA
Host Country:
Croatia
$2,500 to support the creation and performance of a musical drama set during the war in the former Yugoslavia. The project will involve a collaboration between Hahn and Davorka Harvat of the Croatian national Theater in Zagreb.

 

ANNE HAMBURGER, NEW YORK, NY
Host Country: Czech Republic

$6,000 to support the ongoing collaboration between producer Anne Hamburger and director Robert Woodruff of En Garde Arts and the Archa Theater in Prague on a site-specific historical memoir about the Terezin concentration camp.

 

JOHN KELLY, NEW YORK, NY
Host Country: Slovenia

$3,000 to allow John Kelly to work with the Glej Theater in Ljubljana to stage the chamber opera The Name on The Tip of the Tongue, by Slovenian composer Mitja Vrhovnik Smrekar. Kelly will work with Slovenian performers and staff in cooperation with Glej's artistic director, Novenka Koprivsek.

 

KEVIN RICE, WELLFLEET, MA
Host Country: Russia

$2,500 to support Rice in a residency in Yakutsk, Russia to direct his play, Siberian Summer, a work commissioned by the Sakha Ministry of Culture.

 

ART ATTACK INTERNATIONAL, NEW YORK, NY
Host Country: Slovakia

$4,000 to initiate artistic collaboration with Slovakian artists by creating a site-specific work at Tatranska Galeria in Poprad, Slovakia. Art attack will also lecture on their work at the Galeria and the Academy of Applied Arts and Design in Bratislava.

 

MICHAEL BRAMWELL, BROOKLYN, NY
Host Country: Poland

$2,800 to enable Bramwell to bring "Building Sweeeps", a site-specific public art project originally performed in Bronx, New York to Lodz, Poland. The project, which explores issues of urban poverty and labor, will be presented at the Artists' Museum, along with slide lectures.

 

SYLVIA DE SWAAN, UTICA, NY
Host Country: various countries

$3,000 to continue the creation of a photographic essay investigating the artist's personal history as a survivor of World War II.

 

JOHN FORD, INDIANOPOLIS, IN
Host Country: Poland

$1,500 to support the creation of site-specific installations in unused attic spaces in collaboration with Galeria B.W.A. in Krakow, Poland.

 

JUDIT HERSKO, SAN DIEGO, CA
Host Country: Hungary

$3,990 to support travel to Hungary where she will conduct workshops at the International Youth's Summer Camp and the Istvan Kiraly Museum in Szekesfehervar. The workshops will be conducted in collaboration with Cimbora Foundation.

 

EILEEN HOHMUTH-LEMONICK, PRINCETON, NJ
Host Country:Czech Republic

$3,500 to support a documentary photography project on blindness in collaboration with Czech photographer Dana Kyndorva in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

M.D.MORRIS, NEW YORK, NY
Host Country: Romania

$2,770 to collaborate with Romanian architect Augustin Ioan and Turkish artist Huseyin Alptekin on an installation in Bucharest based on the idea of heteropia, or the coexistence of diverse cultures.

 

CHARLES KRAFFT, SEATTLE, WA
Host Country: Slovenia

$2,000 to support a collaboration with IRWIN, a Slovene painters group, to design and produce commemorative ceramic plates in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

 

DIANE NEUMAIER, NEW YORK, NY
Host Country: Ukraine

$4,000 to collaborate with Ukrainian photographer Boris Mihailov, on a photomural installation that addresses the representation of sexuality. Neumaier and Mihailov will work in Kiev, Odessa, Kharkov, and New York/New Jersey.

 

JORGE LUIS RODRIGUES, NEW YORK, NY
Host Country: Czech Republic

$3,060 to support the creation and installation of a sculpture and written and video documentation of the creative process in collaboration with Pavel Opocensky, a Czech sculptor in Prague.

 

GLEN SEATOR, BROOKLYN, NY
Host Country: Czech Republic

$3,500 to allow Glen Seator to present workshops and lectures at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in conjunction with a large scale installation at the Rudolfinum, investigating the dialogue between sculpture and architectural space.

 

STEPHEN SHANABROOK, AKRON, OH
Host Country: Russia

$4,500 to support a collaboration with Russian artist Olga Chernyshova to create sculptures based on food iconography in the Red October choholate factory in Moscow.

 

JERILEA ZEMPEL, NEW YORK, NY
Host Country: Poland

$3,500 to support the creation of public structures in a park in Poznan, Poland, using abandoned military items that are found there, and to initiate an annual outdoor sculpture exhibition in the park.