Drawing from her training in theatre and drama therapy, Autumn Knight’s performances create space for intimacies within the relationship between audience and performer. Her latest work, NOTHING#122: a bar, a bed, a bluff, is a three part investigation into the Italian concept of “dolce far niente,” the sweetness of nothingness, and how the idea of nothingness relates to Black existence. The first part, NOTHING#122: a bar is a social experiment, transforming the Keith Haring Theatre into a host club in which a multitude of performers undertake the tasks of constructing desire and attraction within audience members.
In this three part performance Knight investigates the intimate relationship between audience and performer. The suite of works include NOTHING#122: a bar, NOTHING#122: a bed, NOTHING#122: a bluff and takes place over the course of three weeks.