Your Name Here is a performance art collective founded in 2004. Formed by two individuals: a composer and a performance artist; exploring new ways to manifest architecture derived from extractions of other disciplines.
The name of the company was chosen to emphasize the ever-changing nature of the creative persona of the pick-up group. A collective where those involved have the freedom to use any and all required resources, collaborate with reckless abandon, demonstrate interconnectivity, hinder the mundane, and sustain the element of intrigue.
Your Name Here gives anonymity while remaining all-inclusive.
A constant thread in Niels Tygesen’s work is the use of indeterminate processes (chance) and the contemplations on its interactions with site or piece specific works. The process ranges in severity from total random applications to gestures influenced by chance. Piece specific works generate their own individual criteria of indeterminate data taken from observation and contemplation, which then combines with those generated by the particular medium and then with those during the execution – creating a multi-layered interdependent etude in indeterminacy.
His visual works are executed in either oil or encaustic usually in a large format which are built up, layer upon layer to create an impasto type style; capturing and refracting light achieving a sense of depth and luminosity.
His aural pieces, ranging from compositions for solo instrument to large orchestral works, are varied, containing polytonality, serialism, minimalism, microtonality along with traditional melodies and rhythms.
Joy Mariama Smith
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joy mariama smith – native Philadelphian, “renaissance woman”. feeling limited and constrained by the traditional design methodologies, they* sought to find a process that was more conceptual and interdisciplinary.
to use movement as a form generator for architecture, to use architecture as a form generator of movement; by observing patterns and other nuances and distill these elements. using a highly personal and intuitive process extract the most poignant and evocative patterns, repetition, intensity, emotional impact.
could it be the case that dance and architecture have a symbiotic relationship? both mediums trace space, time, and movement while relying on light, context, structure, and order. require precision in technique, as well as acknowledgement of individual limitations of physicality. the body and its relationship to space is an integral part of both practices.
their vocation is to delve deeper into the merging of these disciplines, while not compromising their practice in either.
*they is used as a common-gender third person singular pronoun