Mission: To provide students and audiences with the opportunity to observe and appreciate artistic performances.
Programs: During the fiscal 2017 programming year, pupcos continues work on david gordons multi-year and faceted archivrography project and added a new production, ain gordons radicals in miniature performed in nyc and vermont. Archiveography and live archiveography projectspick up performance co. Continued producing and administrating david gordons multi-year and faceted archiveography project: performances of david gordons work live archiveography the kitchen june 1-3, 2017 and a 3 month free public exhibition/installation in the vincent astor gallery at the new york public library for the performing arts at lincoln center (december 6, 2016 through april 6, 2017 entitled david gordon: archiveography - under construction. His library installation was a non-linear, non-chronological installation that embodies gordon's work over 50+ years featuring four collage-covered walls created by gordon that showcased images from his work and life, as well as video projections from his performances, which are now part of the librarys moving image archive. The new york times writes january 7, 2017 a manic and magical installation drawn from his archives. Its like standing in the middle of a collage. (wear red, black and white to really blend in. )live archiveography was presented and opened the lumberyard in nyc festival to capacity audiences. Pupcos and lumberyard actively collaborated on all of the marketing for these performances to cross reach audiences for both organizations. In addition to over 5500 public visitors to the library at lincoln center exhibition for 4 months david gordon: archiveography - under construction there were numerous school class tours hosted by the librarys education department with feedback from the education staff at the enthusiastic response from students all ages to the interactive room that representing an the artists direct voice and increased the number of school tours. Other public events included february 3, 2017: stage managers confidential with long time gordon production team members ed fitzgerald and alyce dissette and a pre-kitchen preview of david gordons performance work live archiveography for more information exhibition (http://davidgordon. Nyc/works/2016/archiveography-under-construction) radicals in miniature pick up performance co. Produced and administrated a new work ain gordon's radicals in miniaturewritten and directed in partnership with percussionist and composer josh quillen, with dramaturg talvin wilks, and lighting design by jennifer tipton was presented by the baryshnikov arts center may 16 24, 2017 in the gilman performance space. Radicals was also presented at /marlboro college in vermont where is was developed last year. The work draws from the method of artistic investigation that has informed gordons previous works, which involves, in his words: sourcing real lives for live theater, focusing new attention on those who drift or are forced to the historic margin. Gordon and quillena gay man and a straight man of different generationsseek to revivify icons of personal significance who helped shape our culture, but lost their toehold on immortality and (in the pre-internet era) their place in public memory. Radicals follows two prior collaborations from the works co-creators: where (we) live (2012) and a gun show (2016)both directed by gordon and performed by the ensemble so percussion, of which quillen is a member.