In Process | Open Studios @ The Watermill Center
In Process is The Watermill Center’s ongoing series of studio visits that invite the community to gain insight into the creative process of international Artists-in-Residence, cultivating an understanding of how artists from across the globe develop new work.
Lea Bertucci is an experimental musician from New York. She has performed extensively across the US and Europe with presenters such as The Museum of Modern Art New York, Blank Forms, Gagosian Gallery, Pioneer Works, The Kitchen, The Walker Museum, Tempo Reale in Florence, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Museo Reina Sofia Madrid, Sound of Stockholm Festival, ReWire Festival, Borderline Festival, and Unsound Festival Krakow. In 2018, she was awarded a Jfund for New Music grant from the American Composers’ Forum and a commission for a brass octet from the Levy Gorvy Gallery in New York. She has recently been commissioned by the INA GRM in Paris, Quartetto Maurice in Turin and by ARS Nova Workshop in Philadelphia for new compositions that are forthcoming in 2021/22.
Vinson Fraley and Company is comprised of multidimensional artists who practice across various spectrums and forms including dance, choreography, music, voice, writing, and filmmaking. Their goal is to create a microcosm where all of their offerings can coexist in communication with each other. Through research and performance, Fraley and Company hope to find intersections where experiences overlap to create a collective performance.
Tuçe Yasak has been “following light” in NYC since her move from Istanbul in 2009, creating over 100 site-specific light installations for performance in the US and abroad. Yasak received the 2018 BESSIE (“…Memoirs of a… Unicorn” by Marjani Forte-Saunders) and 2019 BESSIE (“Oba Qween Baba King Baba” by Ni’Ja Whitson) for Outstanding Visual Design with her lighting design. She has been collaborating with Raja Feather Kelly and the feath3r theory since 2015. Her recent collaborations include: “Wednesday,” “UGLY,” “HYSTERIA,” and “BLUE” by Raja Feather Kelly (NYLA, Bushwick Starr and ImpulsTanz), “This Bridge Called My Ass” by Miguel Gutierrez (The Chocolate Factory/NY, Montpellier Dance Festival, The Walker Center, PICA), “M—ER” by Autumn Knight (On The Boards and Abrons Arts Center), “Cannabis” by Baba Israel & Grace Kalu (La Mama and HERE Arts) among others. Light, movement and architecture intertwine in Yasak’s work to support space-making and story-telling. Her “Light Journals” were presented in March 2021 by Ars Nova and her first solo installation “light is generous” was presented by Five Myles Gallery in July 2022.