"Opacity ≠ Obscurity Ⅰ: Home, Camouflage, and the Manzanar Net Workers"
"Opacity≠ Obscurity ⅠⅠ: Where Are the Lines of Outside and Inside?"
published by Heichi Magazine in June 2020
Hunter College MFA Thesis Exhibition
Performers: Chelsey Becher, Charmaine Bee, Amra Causevic, Jazmine Hayes, Staver Klitgaard, Matthias Kodat, Jessi Li, E.S. Mahler, Ursula Marcussen, Kristina Schmidt, Brooke Stoker, Leah Wilks, zaybra
Six arrangements of thirteen characters, cumulating and dispersing over the course of five distinct evenings, shared in a program with performances by Xuan (Clive) Zheng, Khari Johnson-Ricks, and Ye'ela Wilschanski.
Thu, Nov.14, 6-9pm I opening reception I solo
Mon, Nov. 18, 6:30*-8pm I trio/quartet
Wed, Nov. 20, 6:30*-9pm I duet/sextet
Mon Nov. 25, 6:30*-9pm I quintet
Sat, Nov. 30, 4-8pm | closing ceremony + sunset procession to Pier 34
1. Hay Bale
400lbs. 4’ x 4’ x 5’
alfalfa, silage wrap, farmed and baled c/o John Grunder, Covert, NY.
2. Park Bench
154 lbs, 6’ x 3’ x 2’
oak, iron, steel, brass, central park green
1939 Worlds Fair Bench designed by Robert Moses and Kenneth Lynch. Fabricated by Kenneth Lynch
70 lbs, 20 yards
linen, airplane wire, steel, thread, marker.
32” x 14” x 29”, 2000-4000 CFM
metal vent, disco light, Grundrisse (Penguin Classics), cinderblock, Amra’s carpet fan, duct, wall interior.
1 ton, 5’ x 3’ x 5’
1080 lbs of 3/8 pea gravel c/o Metropolitan Lumber, 920 lbs of pebbles c/o Sandy Hook Beach NJ
plastic sandbags, 4 mil poly sheeting
weight variable, 30’
rubber hose, utility closet, siphon, 4 mil poly sheeting
Intercruising (excerpt) Ponderosa, Stolzenhagen, Germany. February/ July 13 2019. Arranged by Chip Chapin.
Performers: Caroline Alexander, Agnė Auželytė, Chelsey Becher, Nicola Bullock, Shelley Etkin, Lara Rosa Hartmann, Kata Kovacs, Ursula Marcussen, Aoibhinn O’Dea, Aurora Diana Prelevic, Samira Stöckli, Julcsi Vavra, and Katja Wie., Stephanie Maher, Yoshiko Chuma, Nicole Nigro, Naomi Beth Rogers, Emily Bartsch, Shelly Etkin, Robert Steijn, Annegret Schalke, Alicia Grant, Adi Brief, Kata Kovács, Doreen Markert, Mark Lohr, Jane Reike, Aviv Sheyn, Diana Thielen, Hu Ja, Saliq Savage, Sarah Young, Calder Savage Young, Poocho.
Sound: 'Make it Rain' Yaeji, 2018. 'Galileo' by Brecht read by Stephanie Maher. 'Capital' by Marx read by Amy Sillman.
Hay Bales. July 10, 2018. Route 79. Ithaca, NY.
Chip Chapin and Elliott Elliott
Videography by Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik
Far From Hot Baths. March 24th, 2018. Gauntlet, NY
Curated by Jashin Friedrich and Rachel James, in a program w Ishmael Houston-Jones
Choreography by Chip Chapin
Videography by Spencer A. Moore and Sam Bornstein
Paintings by Amy Sillman
With thanks to Barbara Gladstone Gallery, Moyra Davey, Exo Kunsemiller, and Anna Gurton-Wachter.
The Other Day II. May 1, 2014.
Kincainya Gallery, Portland OR.
Choreography + Set by Chip Chapin
Sound by Owen Hutchinson and Adrian Macbride
Cast: Morgan Ritter, Katy Knowlton, Caley Thompson, Fashion Poon, David, and Kyle.