You Are Here: Sound Installation
A project of the Arnhold Dance Innovation Fund.
Conceived by Andrea Miller; Co-Director and Choreographer: Andrea Miller; Co-Director: Lynsey Peisinger; Composer and Sound Artist: Justin Hicks; Production Designer: Mimi Lien; Costume Designer: Oana Botez; Dramaturge: Iyvon E.; Produced by THE OFFICE performing arts + film.
Sound installation is free and open to the public on July 14–16, July 18–19, and July 21–23 from 11:30 am–6:30 pm; and July 17 from 2:30–8:30 pm at Hearst Plaza.
Conceived by multi-disciplinary artist Andrea Miller, the You Are Here sculpture garden sprawls across the Lincoln Center campus for the later half of July—creating a site for communion and space for processing the crises of the past year. Sculptures created by Tony Award-winning scenic designer Mimi Lien will stand in place of 24 New Yorkers; each sculpture housing a speaker through which individual audio portraits are projected. Sound artist Justin Hicks creates this aural journey that stretches across the footprint of the installation.
I was inspired to create You Are Here in the plazas. Creating a performance is an essential expression of hope, and this piece is a practice of sharing and witnessing each other, of placemaking in the heart of an art center, and art-making in the eye of a global storm. It’s a way for me to honor artists and the huge unseen community that makes the arts possible, that makes this labor of rebuilding possible. -Andrea Miller
Grounding audiences in stories, mantras, songs, and even breath, You Are Here offers a window into the experiences of some of the artists, administrators, educators, and other staff members from within the Lincoln Center family, alongside dynamic New Yorkers from across the city.
Portrait Performers: Bruce Adolphe (Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center), Kiri Avelar (Ballet Hispanico), Jessica Chen (Asian American Arts Alliance), Anthony Roth Costanzo (The Metropolitan Opera), Ryan Dobrin (Movement Theatre), Javon Egyptt / Egyptt LaBeija (BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance), Jermaine Greaves (Accessibility at Lincoln Center), Milosz Grzywacz (Accessibility at Lincoln Center), Alphonso Horne (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Lila Lomax (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts), Cassie Mey (New York Public Library for the Performing Arts), Muriel Miguel (Spiderwoman Theater), Ryan Opalanietet (The Eagle Project), Elijah Schreiner (Laguardia High School for the Performing Arts), Alexandra Siladi (Film at Lincoln Center), Paul Smithyman (Lincoln Center Theater), Hahn Dae Soo (Korean Cultural Center of New York), Taylor Stanley (New York City Ballet), Jen Suragiat (Lincoln Center Theater), KJ Takahashi (School of American Ballet), Fatou Thiam (Maxine Greene School), Susan Thomasson (Lincoln Center Education), Gabriela Torres (The Juilliard School), Valarie Wong (NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital)
Family Audio Tour
While you're on campus to experience the sound installation, you can take a special audio tour by Lincoln Center Education. Click here to learn more »
This is an immersive experience where guests move through the space, viewing sculptures and accessing stories through speakers. The space is accessible for mobility devices, and seating is available upon request. To access transcripts and audio files, visit this page. If you require any additional accommodations, please contact [email protected] or 212 875 5375.
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