Headlands Center for the Arts

Kalup Linzy

new york | performance/dance
Alumni New Works Program 2012
Artist in Residence Program 2010

Project Description

Prolific and challenging, performance and video artist Kalup Linzy will make a return visit to Headlands in Summer 2012 to shoot and edit the feature film “Introducing Kaye,” a spinoff of the web series “Melody Set Me Free,” which streams on James Franco’s Whosay’s channel. The video and music will be featured in a performance at the Metropolitan Museum in September, and has been supported by Creative Capital Foundation and The Tribeca Film Institute.

The Alumni New Works program awards project-based, month-long return residencies to six noteworthy alumni each year. To enhance the impact of the award, Headlands has partnered with the crowdfunding platform USA Projects to provide these artists with access to additional funds.

Artist Statement

Kalup Linzy uses satire to upend the tone and narrative of his subject matter. Linzy performs the roles of most of the characters himself, many of them in drag. Linzy’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, and Artforum. In 2007, New York Magazine named him one of the ten most promising artists. That same year, he was named a Guggenheim Fellow and in 2008 he received a Creative Capital Grant and a fellowship from the Jerome Foundation. He holds an MFA from the University of South Florida.

Image: Melody Set Me Free, 2012 “Patience and KK Queen, Season 3” video still. 6 webisodes. Courtesy of the artist and Rabbit.TV

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