‘Process’ at Watermill
“In Process,” the Watermill Center’s ongoing series of programs designed to connect its artist residents with the community, will feature performative works by Carrie Mae Weems, Lexy Ho-Tai, and Lotte Nielsen on Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4. The center will also offer a tour of its building, collection, and grounds from 1 to 2 p.m.
Ms. Weems’s work in many mediums has investigated family relationships, gender roles, and the history of racism, sexism, class, and various political systems. During her residency she is refining her song cycle/performance, “Grace Notes: Reflections for Now,” which examines the role of grace in the pursuit of democracy.
Ms. Ho-Tai, a costume designer, is developing her multidisciplinary and interactive thesis collection, “Kookerville,” for which she was named a finalist for “Designer of the Year” upon graduating from Parsons School of Design. She is creating three new kookers, or monster-like costumes fashioned from found materials.
Ms. Nielsen is working on “YAOI,” her video project on LGBT youth in an abandoned cinema in Copenhagen and at the Watermill Center. Collaging footage and sound, the piece conveys the youth’s emotional life in the context of the center’s specific character.
The open studios and tour are free, but reservations are required.