Last night was a proud moment for everyone here at PS122, as many of our artists and friends were recognized with Obie awards!
COIL 15 walked away big with:
CATCH winning an Obie and giving a moving speech that made us all realize why we’re here in the first place AND Andrew Schneider being awarded a special citation for YOUARENOWHERE at the Obie Awards!
Commissioned by PS122 and presented with The Invisible Dog Art Center, YOUARENOWHERE took COIL 2015 by storm. Schneider battled across unknown and glitchy virtual territories, warping linear timelines, transforming physical space and challenging any preconceived notions of the here and now.
Schneider has been creating original works for theater, video and installation since 2003. Rooted at the intersection of performance and technology, Schneider’s work critically investigates our over-dependence on being perpetually connected in an always-on world.
Big things are lined up for this whiz kid as Schneider and his techno savvy team are now getting geared up for a week at Mass Live Arts and PS122 GLOBAL touring in the Fall. But for now, some well earned celebrations are to be had! Congrats Andrew!
Here is Peter Musante, collaborator, accepting the award while Andrew is off in Belgium with The Wooster Group.
CATCH on the red carpet with photo by Ben Gansky.