Rebecca Yoshino discusses Emilio Rojas’s collaboration with Bard Farm

2019-11-27T16:17:09-05:00 November 27th, 2019|Artists, Bard College Farm, Blog Posts, Emilio Rojas, Rebecca Yoshino|

  Over the course of summer and fall, LAB participating artist Emilio Rojas worked closely with the Bard Farm Coordinator and Educator, Rebecca Yoshino, to plant and then harvest a 72-foot-long line of indigenous crops growing in the shape of the U.S.-Mexico border. This interactive land art installation is one [...]

Hostile Terrain 94 at the Fisher Center at Bard

2019-11-23T14:42:11-05:00 November 22nd, 2019|Blog Posts, Jason De León|

Hostile Terrain 94 has arrived at the Fisher Center! Although Jason de León, the head curator of the project, is unable to join us, his team has been hard at work facilitating the project’s installation here in Weis Atrium. Gabe Canter, one of HT94’s four Exhibition Coordinators, has been part [...]

Introducing Tania El Khoury

2019-11-21T20:24:34-05:00 November 21st, 2019|Artists, Blog Posts, Tania El Khoury|

Where No Wall Remains began as a thought experiment about migration. When Gideon Lester invited Tania El Khoury to co-curate the festival with him, she suggested that they focus on the notion of “borders.” “Migration is older than borders,” Tania explained to me, “people have always migrated towards better opportunities… [...]

Introducing Ali Chahrour

2019-11-12T12:54:36-05:00 November 12th, 2019|Ali Chahrour|

Ali Chahrour’s work, explores religion, love, loss, mourning, and memory through music, and the body. Although his performances are steeped in personal experience, he and his collaborators understand that our encounters with religion, love, and loss exist in larger cultural and political contexts. The context that is most important to [...]

Where No Wall Remains: An International Festival About Borders

2019-11-06T13:04:14-05:00 November 6th, 2019|Artists, Blog Posts|

Only a few more weeks until festival performances begin! Book your tickets now! Join us November 21 - 24 for installations, dance, interactive theater, and more!

Decolonized Feast // Banquete Descolonizado

2019-10-24T12:47:20-04:00 October 24th, 2019|Blog Posts, Emilio Rojas, Featured Artists|

Thank you to all who came to experience and enjoy Emilio Rojas' Decolonized Feast! // ¡Gracias a todos los que vinieron a experimentar y disfrutar el Banquete Descolonizado de Emilio Rojas! Emilio Rojas, host of the Decolonized Feast & Rebecca Yoshino, Bard Farm Coordinator. Walking through Naturalized Borders [...]

Congratulations to Tania El Khoury on 2019 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production

2019-10-21T12:08:59-04:00 October 21st, 2019|Blog Posts, Featured Artists, Tania El Khoury|

Please join us in congratulating Where No Wall Remains artist and co-curator, Tania El Khoury on being awarded the 2019 New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award for “Outstanding Production,” for her piece, As Far As My Fingertips Take Me! As Far As My Fingertips Take Me, is currently touring [...]

Introducing Mirna Bamieh

2019-10-22T12:38:55-04:00 October 19th, 2019|Blog Posts, Featured Artists, Mirna Bamieh / Palestine Hosting Society|

Mirna Bamieh started Palestine Hosting Society (PHS) in 2017 as a live art project that explores traditional food culture in Palestine, especially those that are on the verge of disappearing. Performed as a dinner featuring dishes carefully prepared by the artist herself, each iteration is a result of meticulous research [...]

Introducing Jason de León

2019-10-20T15:09:23-04:00 October 17th, 2019|Blog Posts, Jason De León|

I had the pleasure of talking with Jason de León earlier this week about his work on Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) and how his syllabus recommendations influenced its creation. Jason described his “formative years” as being heavily steeped in punk rock. A crucible of punk rock in the early 90’s [...]

Emily Jacir

2019-09-19T14:53:35-04:00 September 12th, 2019|Emily Jacir, Featured Artists|

Photo courtesy of artist About As poetic as it is political and biographical, Jacir’s work investigates histories of colonization, exchange, translation, transformation, resistance, and movement. Jacir has built a complex and compelling oeuvre through a diverse range of media and methodologies that include unearthing historical material, performative gestures, and in-depth [...]

Ali Chahrour

2019-09-19T14:53:25-04:00 September 11th, 2019|Ali Chahrour, Featured Artists|

Photo by Gilbert Hage About Ali Chahrour is a choreographer, dancer, and a graduate of the theatre department at The Lebanese University. Influenced by techniques from several European countries, he studies contemporary dance in the Arab world and movement that is related to society’s memory and its local circumstances that [...]

Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme with Tashweesh

2019-09-29T13:54:15-04:00 September 11th, 2019|Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme with Tashweesh, Featured Artists|

Photo courtesy of artists About Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme (b.1983) work together across a range of sound, image, text, installation and performance practices. Their practice, largely research based, is engaged in the intersections between performativity, political imaginaries, the body and virtuality. Across their works they probe a contemporary landscape [...]

Mirna Bamieh / Palestine Hosting Society

2019-10-13T04:21:46-04:00 September 11th, 2019|Featured Artists, Mirna Bamieh / Palestine Hosting Society|

Photo courtesy of artist About Palestine Hosting Society is a live art project that explores traditional food culture in Palestine, especially those that are on the verge of disappearing. The project brings these dishes back to life over dinner tables, walks, and various interventions. Palestine Hosting Society is founded and [...]

Jason De León

2019-09-19T15:11:52-04:00 September 11th, 2019|Featured Artists, Jason De León|

Photo courtesy of the artist About Jason De León is Professor of Anthropology and Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and Director of the Undocumented Migration Project, a non-profit research-art-education collective focused on documenting and understanding the violent social process of clandestine movement between Latin America and [...]

Rudi Goblen

2019-09-24T23:28:14-04:00 September 7th, 2019|Featured Artists, Rudi Goblen|

Photo courtesy of the artist About Rudi Goblen is a writer, dancer, actor, and music producer. He was commissioned by Miami Light Project to create the solo dance theatre performances Insanity Isn’t, Fair Welling, and PET. He is also known as an acclaimed B-Boy. Alongside his award-winning crew Flipside Kings, [...]


2019-11-23T20:29:36-05:00 September 6th, 2019|Ali Chahrour, Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme with Tashweesh, Emilio Rojas, Emily Jacir, Jason De León, Mirna Bamieh / Palestine Hosting Society, Tania El Khoury|

Revisiting a model introduced during the 2014 edition of the Biennial, the festival syllabus has situated the festival within a larger geographical and political context. This year, with the 2019 Live Arts Bard (LAB) Biennial: Where No Wall Remains Festival, the syllabus addresses borders and migration through rigorous and scholastic [...]