Rehearsal photos by Gema Galiana. 

Rehearsal photos by Gema Galiana

Performance at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, Los Angeles as part of LAX Festival, 2017, produced by Los Angeles Performance Practice. 

Performance at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, Los Angeles as part of LAX Festival, 2017, produced by Los Angeles Performance Practice. 

HIGH WINDS Performances

This fall my artistic team and I presented three performances in two cities of my artists' book, High Winds, with images by Jessica Fleischmann. Jerome Ellis performed his live score. Direction by Ellie Heyman, projection design by Shawn Duan. Our huge thanks to Abrons Arts Center (NY) and the LAX Festival (LA) for hosting us! And of course, to X Artists' Books for publishing us in the first place!

These shows were designed to explore the idea of turning the book into a performance. We are now looking for future development opportunities to build and refine the show. 

 

Upcoming Performances

A spread from High Winds with text by Sylvan Oswald and graphics by Jessica Fleischmann.

A spread from High Winds with text by Sylvan Oswald and graphics by Jessica Fleischmann.

HIGH WINDS Concert Performances in NYC and LA

Please join me at one of the upcoming performances celebrating my new book, co-created with Jessica Fleischmann, HIGH WINDS. I'll be performing the text inside of Jerome Ellis's live score, and Shawn Duan's projections of Jessica's images. Ellie Heyman directs, with additional music by Dane Terry!  For the last three years, this has been a project about (many things, but at its core,) redefining myself as an artist in a foreign landscape. My collaborators blow me away and I am really curious to hear how it hits you.

In New York, Abrons Arts Center hosts two performances on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 8pm and 9:30pm. Tickets, here, include an inter-show reception!  I will also be reading and signing books at Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair at 12pm on Saturday, September 23 at PS1 in Long Island City, Queens. 

In Los Angeles, The scene-defining LAX Festival hosts one performance on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 8pm at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. Post-show ice-cream party! Info here.

 

Announcing...

High Winds Cover.jpg
 

High Winds is here. 

I'm thrilled to announce the arrival of the new book I created with designer Jessica Fleischmann. High Winds is an art book in a genre I'm calling "western phantasmagoria." It's a bedtime book for adults based on my experiences with insomnia, gender transition, and moving to Los Angeles. Huge thanks to X Artists' Books for welcoming me into their family!  Buy the book here and join my mailing list for news about upcoming events (there's gonna be a bunch in LA and a special surprise for NYC).

Spread from High Winds. Text by Sylvan Oswald. Image by Jessica Fleischmann of still-room.

Spread from High Winds. Text by Sylvan Oswald. Image by Jessica Fleischmann of still-room.


In Development

Trainers, or the brutal unpleasant atmosphere of this most disagreeable season.

My new piece is a theatrical essay about falling off a horse and a tale of infatuation among a group of depressed revolutionaries. It's based on an essay by Montaigne and the story of his intellectual love affair with political thinker Etienne de la Boetie. I had the chance to work on it this summer with director Meiyin Wang and designer Aubree Lynn at Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor. I'll be working on building this show in Los Angeles throughout 2017-18 thanks to a generous Hellman Fellowship from UCLA. 

Photo by Leah Mesh-Ferguson from the showing at The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, June 2017.

Photo by Leah Mesh-Ferguson from the showing at The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, June 2017.

 

Other News

OUTTAKES gets syndicated!

Great news for our little web series about transmasculine identity, now joining the esteemed ranks of the incredible artists at the new platform Open TV. Check out both seasons in just 2 binge-tastic reels. Photos above by Allyson Lupovich featuring the Open TV home page, the chins of Avi Glickstein and Becca Blackwell, and myself and BB.