Headlands Center for the Arts

Autumn Knight

new york | interdisciplinary
Artist in Residence Program 2019

While at Headlands

My interdisciplinary practice includes, but is not limited to, performance, installation, text, and experimental social gestures. These moments, captured in live space and in video form, contemplate the burden of documenting race/gender, global racism in psychodynamic theory, piecemeal realities, and the use of humor as a transitory intervention. I intend to use the Headlands residency and studio space toward  writing, researching, and experimenting to further develop works in progress and to complete text and video projects along with the production of live performance work.

Artist Statement

In my work I am interested in the ways I can make clear the intersections of psychology, race, and gender within an interdisciplinary context. I’m particularly interested in marginality, humor, compassion, coexisting realities, sickness, spectacle, psychotherapy, place, art access, black interiority, and recontextualization as practice. The tactics: discomfort, performance, text, video, installation, identity construction, and the production of personal/political action.

Selected Works

Personal Website

http://autumnjoiknight.com/