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SKOTE in Residence at Pioneer Works

  • Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer Street Brooklyn, NY, 11231 United States (map)

Founded in 2012, the Pioneer Works Residency Program provides free studio space for experimental and innovative practitioners in visual art, music, and technology. Residencies offer artists a unique, open-plan, and multi-disciplinary environment that fosters spontaneous dialogues and inspired collaborations. This program supports the research, production, and new hybrid forms of practice of artists and creators from a variety of fields.

During their residency, residents have access to spacious light-filled studios, a technology lab, a music studio, and progressive education and exhibition programs. Residents are also actively engaged in disseminating programs related to their works through our in-house publishing platform, our community and pedagogical engagement department, as well as through presentation, lectures, and special project opportunities throughout the year. Access to this unique array of tools, opportunities, and interdisciplinary relationships is offered to deepen and expand each resident’s practice.

Founded by artists Jill Pangallo and Alex P White, SKOTE is a performance collaboration dedicated to the movement arts, and the politic of otherness. SKOTE are directors, choreographers, designers and performers. Their work is a hybrid of dance for camera and video installation with a distinct style rooted in the queer history of camp, mime, clowns and 70’s pedestrian movement practices. SKOTE believes speaking through an/other’s voice is the contemporary condition and that we are all media constructions – recorded, reordered, coded and decoded, duplicated ad nauseam – a type of decay they appreciate and study. Based in New York City, SKOTE has performed, shown and screened internationally in galleries, nightclubs, public spaces and theaters since 2006. SKOTE most recently performed at Socrates Sculpture Park, Judson Church with Movement Research, Bodega Gallery, Participant Inc., and La MaMaGalleria. And solo shows at Regina Rex, Brooklyn; and Night Gallery, Los Angeles. Their video work has been screened at the MIX NYC film festival, Vox Populi, NoMinino, Ecuador; and The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon.