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    Monday
    Nov162015

    What's my Worth? The Itinerant festival at The Bronx Museum 

    I am delight to perform What's my Worth? at The Bronx Museum of Art as part of The Itinerant 2015 Festival created by Hector Canonge on Tuesday 11/17 The program is from 7pm to 10 pm. I hope that you will be able to come and enjoy an evening of perfomances.

    Tuesday 11/17 program at The Bronx Museum of the Arts Participating Artists:

    Chelsea Coon (United States), Marie Christine Katz (Switzerland), Rosary Solimanto (United States)Agnes Yit (Malaysia), Zach Trebino (United States)Courtney Brown (United States), Holly Timpener (Canada), and Eli Gold(United States).

    What's my Worth? Performed at Five Myles Gallery

    Photo by Eva Davidova courtesy of mck 

    Wednesday
    Nov042015

    Let's Take a Walk…I Need You Exhibition Opening 11/11/15 

    It is my pleasure to invite you to an exhibition and performance at Chashama Gallery, I will be exhibiting the remains of "Let's Take a Walk #35," and of previous walks.  A performance will take place during the opening night Wednesday, November 11th from 6.00 to 8.00 pm  
    Exhibition at Chashama 266 Gallery                                                                                                                                         Let's Take a Walk...I Need You by Marie Christine Katz

    Opening Reception & Performance: 
    Wednesday, November 11, 6-8pm, Performance at 7pm 

    Chashama 266 Gallery
    266 West 37th St. (between 7th & 8th ave.)
    Exhibition on view from November 11 to November 15, 2015
    Celebrating togetherness, bringing people together to share a moment despite our differences and geo-distance (made possible through Twitter).  
    This is the cumulation of several performances. Below is a brief re-cap: Let's Take a Walk...I Need You (LTAW #35), began it's two-month event on The International Day of Peace, on October 2nd. The schedule of performances was as follows:

    From September 21st to the 29th - Knitting... I Need You took place at the three selected locations, at various times.  

    October 2nd -  On the International Non Violence Day Let's Take a Walk #35the Twitter-guided walk began at 6.30pm at Union Square, by the Mahatma Gandhi Sculpture. People were able to join  in from around the world via Twitter by following @mcayer.  Please note that although this is where the walk took place, there were two additional starting points planned for this event, those being The Imagine Mosaic in Strawberry Field and The United Nation marking the arrival point of the 1967 Anti-War demonstration lead by Martin Luther King. The walk lasted 20 minutes.

    October 3rd & 4th - Schlepping & Displaying - Walking along the paths taken during LTAW #35  displaying physical remains (knit elements) from the walk. This took place an an impromptu event on Union Square, Strawberry Field and the United Nation.

    To see some images of Let's Take a Walk please see http://letstakeawalkmc.blogspot.com

    Thank you for your continued interest, support and participation.

    Best wishes 

    Marie Christine


    Let's Take a Walk… I Need You is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council,  New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Chashama.    

        
                        

    Monday
    Sep212015

    Let's Take a Walk…I Need You 

    Dear friends 

    I am delighted to begin Let's Take a Walk…I Need You, a two month event starting today, The International Day of Peace. Presented with the support of The Lower Manhattan Cultural counsil & New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Chashama

    You can join in at the actual locations or from anywhere in the world via Twitter.  Follow @mcayer

    Schedule of Performances

    From September 21st to the 29th - Knitting... I Need You  taking place at the three selected  locations at various time. (if interested in finding me I will tweet details on each specific days at @mcayer)

    Friday October 2nd - The International Day of Non Violence Let's Take a Walk #35 The Twitter guided walk begins at 6.30pm at Union Sq by the Mahatma Gandhi Sculpture You can join in at the actual location or from anywhere in the world via Twitter.  Follow @mcayer, note that  although this is where I will conduct the walk, there will be two additional starting point planed for this event, The imagine mosaic in Strawberry Field  and The United Nation marking the arrival point of the 1967 Anti War demonstration lead by Martin Luther King

    The walk lasts 20 minutes. 

    October 3rd and 4th - Schlepping & Displaying will be take place throughout the afternoon in the three for mentioned  location (if interested in finding me I will tweet details on each specific days at @mcayer)

    November 10th to 15th An exhibition presented at Chashama Gallery 266 West 37th Street Opening night and Performance will take place on 11/11 from 6 to 8pm

    I hope you are able to join any or all of the events.  To see previous LTAW’s visit the Let's take a Walk Blog

    To learn more, please continue reading:

    LTAW...I Need You merges two ongoing projects, Let's Take a Walk and Knitting... I Need You.  It combines performance and installation elements, using methods of connecting from the old world (knitting together, going on a walk) and the new (Twitter) to open dialogue about social and world issues.                                                                                                                                                    

    The piece is made up of three components: 

    1. Knitting ... I Need You   2Let's Take a Walk #34   3. Schlepping & Displaying

    1. Knitting... I Need You - Creates pockets of close moments and connections. I teach knitting lessons, engaging with the participants - telling stories, exchanging ideas. All are actively involved and become co-creators. Together we will create elements to make an over dress I'll wear during LTAW#35.  

    2. Let's Take a Walk #35 - We are a cast of four, and will lead followers on a walk and Tweet instructions to Twitter followers around the globe. Participants will receive instructions and share our journey. Passersby’s are encouraged to join in.  Connection, conversation and storytelling fill the moments we share. Whether on Bedford Avenue or anywhere around the world, we are walking together, apart. The knit elements unravel, leaving traces. 

    3. Schlepping & Displaying - Addresses the physical remains (knit elements) from the walk. Some of the knitting’s will linger along the path of the walk, a mapped echo of our shared experience. Other remains of the performance will be displayed at the Swiss Section and through the festival area. 

    4. Exhibition at Chashama Gallery - Will include remains of LTAW #35 and previous walks as well as a performance "Knitting...I Need You" and more.

    Looking forward to sharing this journey with you.

    Marie Christine

     

     


    Saturday
    Sep122015

    What's my Worth? #8 #9 & #10

    I am delighted to perform "What's my Worth? #8 #9 & #10" as part of Mountain Madness Sepctacular presented by MadMenoftheMountain, an evening of performances taking place September 11th through 13th at 7:30pm.                                                    At The IRT Theatre 154 Christopher Street NYC  Tickets are $15

    Featuring performances by
    Alexandra GrayCoco ConroyJane Louise AlliettaMargaret O’Sullivan, Joey LePage,                                          Sarah Graalman,Thomas J. Picasso,Chris ManleyJeff Seal, and Marie Christine Katz.

    Just a reminder that Exhibit #5, remains of "What's my Worth?" Performance #5, is on display at the New York Studio School Alumni Show curated by Jason Andrew, Yevgeniya Baras and Fred Valentine.                                                                                           NYSS is located at 8 West 8th Street, and is open daily from 10am to 6pm.


      
                   Photo by Adeline Desjonqueres
    Tuesday
    Jun022015

    Let's Take a Walk…I Need You June 13th and 14th 

    I am delighted to invite you to Let's Take a Walk… I Need You, presented with the support of the Consulate General of Switzerland. June 13-14 during  Northside Art at Williamsburg Walks
        
    Schedule of Performances

    Saturday June 13 - Knitting...I Need You  From 1 to 6pm at and around the Swiss Section, 
    Sunday June 14 Let's Take a Walk  #34  The Twitter guided walk begins at the Suisse Section, (Bedford and N.5th) starting at 1pm (EST) you can join in at the actual location OR from anywhere in the world via Twitter Follow @mcayer The walk last 20 minutes and will be followed by Schlepping & Displaying taking place  throughout the afternoon.
    I hope you are able to join any or all of the events, to see previous LTAW visite Let's take a Walk Blog
    To learn more , please read on:
    LTAW...I Need You merges two  ongoing projects, Let's Take A Walk and Knitting... I Need You.  It combines performance and installation elements, using methods of connecting from the old world (knitting together, going on a walk) and the new (Twitter) to open dialogue about social and world issues. Taking place at 1pm 6/14 at the Swiss Section, corner of Bedford and N.5th as well as along Bedford Ave.
    The three components are: 
     1. Knitting ... I Need You   2Let's Take A Walk  #34  3. Schlepping & Displaying 

    1. Knitting... I Need You creates pockets of close moments and connections. I teach knitting lessons, engaging with participants - telling stories, exchanging ideas. All are actively involved and become co-creators. Together we create elements use to make an over dress I'll wear during LTWA#34
    2. Let's Take a Walk #34  we, a cast of four, will lead followers on a walk and Tweet instructions to Twitter followers around the globe. Participants will receive instructions and share our journey. Passersby are encouraged to join in.  Connection, conversation and storytelling fill moments we share. Whether on Bedford Avenue or anywhere around the world, we are walking together, apart. The knit elements unravels leaving traces.
    3. Schlepping & Displaying addresses the physical remains (knit elements) from the walk. Some of the knittings will linger along the path of the walk, a mapped echo of our shared experience. Other remains of the performance will be displayed at the Swiss Section and through the festival area.
    Looking forward to sharing this walk with you.