Dimensions Variable: Doug Fitch + Tommy Nguyen
Spring 2023 | Signature Series
Enjoy an inventive and delightfully kinetic performance developed by New York-based artist and director Doug Fitch and costume designer Tommy Nguyen. Featuring composer and musician Daniel Thomas Davis playing the hurdy-gurdy, this installment of our signature Dimensions Variable programming series responds to the current exhibition with curiosity and humor. You won't want to miss this unique intervention that activates the Narrative Threads exhibition in the Moody galleries!
A note about the performance: The performers will activate different areas in and surrounding the central gallery, guests are welcome to view the performance from any open area, including the upstairs Cafe which overlooks the central gallery. The performance will start at 6:15 p.m. followed by a light reception from 7:30 - 8 p.m. As an event with open staging, late attendees are welcome.
Parking is available throughout campus, you can find visitor parking options via this interactive map. Guests should anticipate 15 minutes to park and walk to the Moody building.
About the Artists
A visual artist, designer, and director, Mr. Fitch has created productions for the NY Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Santa Fe Opera, and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, and for Bard’s SummerScape Festival. He is also a co-founder of Giants Are Small, which, in co-production with Universal Music and Deutsche Grammophon, developed Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood — a digital album featuring Alice Cooper as narrator and the German National Youth Orchestra. Recent highlights include LA Opera’s remount of Hansel and Gretel, Le Grand Macabre at the ElbPhilharmonie in Hamburg, and Punkitititi: a new show commissioned by Rolando Villazon for Mozart Woche 2020 with the Salzburg Marionette Theater, featuring Geoff Sobelle, and Pan, developed in collaboration with composer Marcos Balter and flutist Claire Chase.
A visual artist working through sculpture, installation, costume, and performance to explore identity, Tommy Nguyen was born and raised in Houston now based in Brooklyn, teaching at Pace University. Having been a member of the Flux Factory art collective in Queens, NY, Nguyen exhibited internationally and he has been an artist-in-residence at Aros Kunstmuseum in Denmark; Wave Hill in the Bronx; and Platform in Finland. His works have also been exhibited at Socrates Sculpture Park, and Turn Park, and he has recently performed at the Frjo Festival in Iceland. Awarded a Kuststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt fellowship for a forthcoming exhibition in Germany, Nguyen also received recognition from The Sculpture Center which granted him the Revealed Emerging Artist Award for his ongoing textile sculpture project PLUSH. He is a frequent collaborator with Doug Fitch and their theatrical work has been presented at the Metropolitan Museum, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, La Jolla Music Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and the Royal Conservatory in Toronto.