GPS Residency: Neill Prewitt and Gabrielle Duggan
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
By Greensboro Project Space


January 13th, 8pm:

Performance of Consensus Reality and installation of work in progress from residency

Consensus Reality is a musical by Gabrielle Duggan and Neill Prewitt in which multiple personal mythologies and aesthetics coexist, channeled through the surfaces and depths of rock n roll. Created through both collaboration and isolation, it juxtaposes two individuals' searches for consensual experiences of Self and Other.  It is an attempt to expose the invisible forces of reality, explore identity through performance, and seek a new community


 After performing their multimedia opera Consensus Reality at GPS in June, Gabrielle Duggan and Neill Prewitt returned for a GPS Residency to begin production of their next opera, from December 11th 2016 to January 6th 2017. Building from music they wrote in the summer and fall, they developed the libretto, constructing sets in fiber, metal, and wood at the Forge, shooting video and choreographing performance. Their residency included a GPS lecture, and various studio visits throughout the month.


Neill Prewitt (born Clearwater, FL) creates multimedia narrative works which present the affect of rock n roll music performance in the context of neoliberal economic and social structures. 
Prewitt's work builds from education in Fine Arts (UNC Chapel Hill, MFA Studio Art), and Literature and Film Studies (North Carolina State University, BA English). Prewitt's work has been exhibited at the Nasher Museum of Art (Durham, NC), LUMP (Raleigh, NC), The Low Museum (Atlanta, GA), and Flanders (Raleigh, NC). Prewitt's work has been supported by the Town of Chapel Hill Public and Cultural Arts Office (Into the Streets: Community Art Project Grant), as an Artist in Residence (Artspace NC), and as an Educator (William Peace University).

Gabrielle Duggan (born Buffalo, NY) creates installations which combine techniques of traditional fiber work with disparate materials to explore physical and social tension.
Duggan's material research builds from professional experience as a Textile Lab Technician and Studio Assistant; education in Fine Arts and Fashion (SUNY Buffalo, Fashion Institute of Technology) and Fibers and Surface Design (North Carolina State University, Master of Art and Design); experiments in fiber cultivation and production technology.
Duggan's work has been supported by the NC Arts Council (Regional Artist Project Grant), Art on the Atlanta Beltline, Artspace PopUp, and exhibitions at Flanders (Raleigh, NC), Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (Out of Fashion), and Garis & Hahn in New York, NY (Linear Tensions by AH Arts.), as a Fellow (Anchorlight, Salem Art Works), as an Artist in Residence (Ponyride, Musk Ox Farm, IndieGrits, Governors Island Art Fair, Artspace NC), and as an Educator (Georgia State University, North Carolina State University).


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