PlaceHolder – Kayla Hamilton and Kate Speer

14 Jun 2024 – 23 Jun 2024

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

Free. Tickets available here: https://bit.ly/3x6HxLX

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June 15, 2-7pm;
June 16, 21-23, 12-5pm;
The Arts Center at Governors Island, Cafe
FREE, Drop-In

Installation Activation
June 14, 4pm
The Arts Center at Governors Island, Cafe
FREE, Drop-In


Kayla Hamilton and Kate Speer share an installation in dialogue with their performance project PlaceHolder–a collaboratively made experience that exposes how perception actualizes and strips identities. The installation will take up the themes of the performance project, which asks guests to consider the ways they meet, engage and “see” others. The installation draws attention to perception and perspective and the frequent disconnect between how we want to be perceived and how outside forces (people, society, strangers) impact perception.

Performers: Kayla Hamilton, Instigator & Performer; Kate Speer, Instigator & Performer; Azure Osborne-Lee, Audio Describer & Performer; Tess Dworman, Audio Describer & Performer
Designer: Sammie Amachree
Administration: Ellen Chenoweth
Dramaturg: Stephanie Acosta

With thanks to: Nicole J. Caruth, Louise Martorano, Crystal U. Davis, Jesse Phillips Fein, Simone Browne, Molly Roy, and everyone who has participated in showings and shared feedback on the experience.

Kayla Hamilton is an artist-in-residence with LMCC's Extended Life Dance Development Program supported, in part, by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Accessibility: The Arts Center Cafe and all ferries to Governors Island are wheelchair accessible. Further accessibility and health & safety information can be found here.

The activation will be interpreted in ASL by SignNexus, the official ASL sponsor of LMCC.

Activation length: 2 hours

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