ATD Artist in Residence: Kai Hazelwood and Phoebe Osborne | Grief-Listening-Time

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The ATD is excited to announce that US-based artists Kai Hazelwood and Phoebe Osborne will be joining the school as artists-in-residence for the program Grief-Listening-Time.

The AiR program will be part of the larger Grief project which started in June 2023 as part of the ATD Lectorate, which sits within the Thematic Collaboration Program (TCP) of the AHK. Led by ATD researcher Rajni Shah and developed in collaboration with the ARIAS network, the Grief project establishes a working group of transdisciplinary artist-researchers concerned with the role of the arts and embodied practices in shaping new relationships to death, dying, grief and loss.

The AiRs will join this research group to contribute to the two main outcomes of the Grief project: i) a co-created public space for grief that will be located in public spaces the ATD during Research Month 2024 and ii) a special issue of the Performance Philosophy journal on grief co-edited by Rajni Shah, Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca and Will Daddario to be published in November 2024.

Through the AiR program, international transdisciplinary artists, Kai Hazelwood and Phoebe Osbourne will offer inspiration to students, teachers and wider communities by sharing their arts practices related to the themes of grief, time and intersectionality with respect to gender, race and disability.

Phoebe Osborne is an artist living and working on the unceded lands of the Lenape people currently referred to as Queens, NY. As a multi-hyphenated thinker and practitioner in the fields of visual arts and dance, Phoebe is forever returning to the means by which artistic praxis can enact queer events. Their work with performance, video, sound, and sculpture traces the errant paths of queer life, engaging urgent questions about queer modes of care. Their works have been presented within the US and Europe, including commissioned works at Transmediale Berlin, La Caldera Barcelona, SFMoMA, Oakland Museum of California, and Lenfest Center for the Arts. They have shown work at E-flux Bar Laika, Southern Exposure, The Boiler Pierogi Gallery, Ortega y Gasset, and AIR Gallery. They hold an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University and an MA in Choreography from DAS Graduate School in Amsterdam. Phoebe teaches moving images as an adjunct faculty member at The New School in New York.

Kai Hazelwood is a transdisciplinary disabled artist, educator, event producer, and public speaker raising the profile of bi+/queer and BIPOC community issues through art projects, community events, writing and public speaking. Kai is co-founder and a lead facilitator of Practice Progress, a consultancy addressing structural, professional, and interpersonal white

supremacy through body based learning. She is currently a lecturer in the dance department at Chapman University teaching Modern technique through an anti-racist framework. Kai is also the founder and artistic director of Good Trouble Makers, an award winning practice driven arts collaborative celebrating plural-sexual/bi+ identities and centering BIPOC. Kai was the Resident Choreographer for Theatre Dybbuk for 4 years and a guest choreographer for Martz Contemporary Dance in Barcelona Spain before touring with Axis Dance Company. In 2017 Kai was an Art Omi International Arts Center Choreographic Resident and in 2018 Kai participated in The Black Choreographer’s Festival in San Francisco, was named an Artist in Residence for the city of Los Angeles, and was invited to Jacob’s Pillow as part of the National Presenter’s Forum. Kai was a 2022 Lincoln City Fellow supported by the Speranza Foundation, and the first person of color to be Executive Director of Pieter Performance Space. Kai is a 2023-2024 California Arts Council Creative Corps Fellow and she travels between Los Angeles and Amsterdam NL to continue her work unraveling embodied white supremacy in Dance as an artistic research fellow at DAS Graduate School.

Kai Hazelwood. Photo credit: Alex Millar