Dec 5 @ 1-4pm (EST)
Live streamed



New York Live Arts partner and independent performance series, EdgeCut, presents SANITY, the second showcase in an online group performance series, on December 5th. The series explores our complex relationship to the digital and how “liveness” is defined during this current moment. This second virtual iteration of the series on December 5th, 1:00 – 4:00 PM EDT, features an international group of artists selected from an open call, including Malena Dayen, Karen Lancel + Hermen MaatCaitlin + MishaKatelyn Halpern + Paul Pinto, and divinebrick + Chris Soohoo. The first showcase dealt with captivity, while the next and last installment, SANITY, will focus on reclaiming our corporeal reality.

Initially convening in January 2020 at NEW INC—the art, tech and design incubator at The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York—EdgeCut’s online version of the performance series will offer a limited amount of tickets to participate in the various interactive events and artist talks hosted inside the 3D virtual platform NOWHERE. Additionally, many of the performances will be free and open to the public via livestream on EdgeCut and their partners’ websites. The series is curated by Heidi Boisvert and Kat Mustatea.

EdgeCut is a monthly performance series that convenes at NEW INC, the art, tech and design incubator at The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. We present short works of live performance that explore our complex relationship to the digital—looking at the many ways interactivity, games, robotics, wearables, AI and other digital technologies inform new practices in live performance. Curated by Heidi Boisvert and Kat Mustatea.

Kat Mustatea is an artist whose experiments with language and live arts stretch theater into the digital age. A playwright and technologist, she uses metaphors of hybridity and transformation to craft live performances that investigate absurdity, misunderstanding, and what it means to be American. Her TED talk, about puppets and algorithms, originates a new thesis about the meaning of machines making art. She writes and speaks frequently about the cutting edge of art and technology.

Heidi Boisvert is an interdisciplinary artist, experience designer, creative technologist and academic researcher who interrogates the neurobiological and socio-cultural effects of media and technology. Simply put, she studies the role of the body, the senses and emotion in human perception and social change. Boisvert is currently mapping the world’s first media genome, while taking great care with its far-reaching ethical implications. She founded futurePerfect lab, a creative agency and think-tank that works with social justice organizations to design playful emerging media campaigns to transform the public imagination.