How can I bridge the distance between you and me?
A mixture of digital art and livestream performance
Making worlds and recording time
Created in deep collaboration
with support from the Get What You Need residency program
Daniel Bloch is a musician, producer, and educator based in Queens, NY. Through music he strives to communicate, give back, and make sense of our shared world, and to let spontaneous moments permeate both live experiences and recordings. He works to uplift the ideas of independent singer-songwriters and other collaborators in his studio, resulting in living breathing creations that match and explore their deepest intentions. Cultivating patience, empathy, and self-awareness with his students, he encourages them to find their own voice to continue the fluid history of music that’s come before them. He regularly enjoys performing in various projects, including DeMille, Demeter, ES Wex, and Sammy Mellman.
Miryam Coppersmith (she/her) is a performance-maker, writer, dancer, and educator. Her performance work aims to redefine and reinvigorate live space and engage with the present moment. Drawing from a DIY punk ethos, a desire to blend the lines between disciplines, and a love of teaching and learning, each performance intends to be the start of a real conversation between performer(s) and audience. Her most recent work centers friendship as the sod, the secret, at the center of collaboration.
Miryam writes and edits for thINKingDANCE. She is also an avid social dancer. She teaches blues dance, contact improvisation, and lindy hop.
Sara Outing is a theatre designer, fabricator, and occasional performer with background in dance, radical puppetry, and music. She is drawn to experiments in transcending loneliness, investigations of memory and nostalgia, and finds joy in transforming and elevating second-hand materials. Her scenic, prop, and sculptural work aims to create delight and surprise though moments of recognition and hand-wrought detail. Recent and favorite scenic work includes THE COLOR PURPLE and 2.5 MINUTE RIDE (Theatre Horizon), MARCUS/EMMA (InterAct Theatre Company), HOW WE GOT ON (Azuka Theatre, Barrymore nominated), and projects with The Greenfield Collective, Tiny Dynamite, and Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, and the National Constitution Center. www.saraouting.com
Jenny/Benny Kessler (they/them) is an illustrator, designer, and lettering artist based in Brooklyn. They create surface designs, hand-lettered illustrations, and visual branding for theater companies, art galleries, game designers and the like. In their work, they have a fondness for mid-century stylings, bold lettering, and bright color palettes, influenced by a love of printmaking and vintage imagery. They received their MA in Illustration from Maryland Institute College Of Art and a BA in Costume Design from Fordham University. When they're not working, they are probably napping or cursing over an ill-fated homemade pastry crust. For more info, visit jennykessler.com or their virtual art-abode, @retro.spectacle.studio
Eliana Rubin (she/her) is a multi-disciplinary queer artist and educator. She received her B.F.A. in Drama from NYU's Tisch school of the Arts, and is currently a candidate for her Masters of Educational Leadership at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Eliana aims to intersect Jewish studies, theatre studies, and LGBTQ+ studies in her work. She is a singer-songwriter and an avid movie theater popcorn fan
James Vitz-Wong (they/them) is a multidisciplinary artist and performer currently living in LA. When in melodic contexts, they are usually finding new sounds on bass or sound engineering and mixing. However, despite completing music degrees at Oberlin and CalArts, all James wants to do is create immersive media. Recent explorations have involved interactive theater, virtual reality, puzzle game design, and choreography.