VINE OF THE DEAD, 11 RITUAL GESTURES, Fusebox 2017
Jim Findlay works across boundaries as a theater artist, visual artist, and video/film-maker. His most recent work includes his original performances Vine of the Dead (2015), Dream of the Red Chamber (2014) and the direction and design of David Lang’s Whisper Opera as well as the unreleased 3D film Botanica. His video installation in collaboration with Ralph Lemon, Meditation, is in the permanent collection of the Walker Art Center. He was a founding member of the Collapsable Giraffe and in partnership with Radiohole founded the Collapsable Hole a multi-disciplinary artist led performance venue recently relocated to Manhattan’s West Village.
In addition to his work as an independent artist, Jim maintains a long career as a collaborator with many theater, performance and music artists including Mallory Catlett, Daniel Fish, Michael Gordon, ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble), Aaron Landsman, David Lang, the Wooster Group, Ridge Theater, Bang on a Can, Ralph Lemon, and Stew and Heidi Rodewald.
His work has been seen in Times Square (presented by Times Square Arts) and at the Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, BAM, Arena Stage, A.R.T. and over 50 cities internationally. He received a 2016 Creative Capital Award for his upcoming project Electric Lucifer and in 2015 he received the Foundation for Contemporary Art Artist Grant. He was a MacDowell Colony Fellow in 2016 and 2012. Previous recognition includes two Obies, two Bessies, two Princess Grace Awards, Lortel and Hewes Awards and residencies at Baryshnikov Arts Center, UCross, MassMOCA and Mount Tremper Arts.