JENN JOY opens project space


Jenn Joy and Kelly Kivland have just opened COLLECTIVE ADDRESS,  a new performance / dance project space and artists’ residency in Brooklyn,NY



Inventing new constellations for choreographic practice, collective address works with an expanded concept of performance across media and context. Founded by Jenn Joy and Kelly Kivland, collective address is a studio for conversation, experimentation, research, and writing. Alongside a program of projjkkts curated by Joy and Kivland, collective address hosts a working residency for three invited artists and collaborates with each artist to develop a yearlong program leading to individual publications. Valuing in-process research and in-complete work, we imagine choreography as a dynamic structure for thought and action—a socially responsive and urgent trajectory for new models of address.

Jenn Joy writes about dance, sculpture, surfing and all things speculative from her home in Brooklyn. She teaches in Sculpture at Rhode Island School of Design and received her PhD from New York University in Performance Studies. She is a Contributing Editor for BOMB and her book, The Choreographic, was published by MIT Press in October 2014.

Kelly Kivland is a curator and writer based in Brooklyn. She has worked with artists including Laylah Ali, Robert Delford Brown, Tony Conrad, Matmos, Nick Mauss, Lisa Nelson, Ken Okiishi, and Steve Paxton, amongst many others. She received her MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, where she commissioned a collaboration between artist Jimmy Robert and choreographer Maria Hassabi. She is an Assistant Curator at Dia Art Foundation.