Space Grant (2020/2021)
Lily Gold is a white, queer, fourth generation New Yorker. She is a choreographer, performer and visual artist, working in modes of movement, sound, painting, sculpture, and installation. Her work has been presented by Danspace Project, First Street Gallery, MoMA/Judson Memorial Church, and Movement Research, among others. She has been an Artist in Residence at Movement Research, AUNTS, ZIL Cultural Center, Snug Harbor, and upcoming at CEC ArtsLink. As a performer she has collaborated with Andrea Geyer, Larissa Velez-Jackson, Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born, Tere O’Connor, Vicky Shick, and Walter Dundervill, among others. Gold is also a grief-worker, listening to an unfolding path of somatic healing through an anti-racist, anti-ableist framework. She is a member of the RFB collective and newly a member of ACRE (Artists Co-Creating Real Equity). Gold holds a BA in dance and photography from Hampshire College.
Lily Gold’s work aims to expose and promote the culturally-marginalized intelligence of our emotional and intuitive selves, parts of us compromised by poisons of racist, patriarchal and capitalist values. It is fueled by knowing there is more to existence than we generally can sustain conscious engagement with, and desire for an embodied conversation around lineage that considers human bloodlines and the soul’s journey. Working to activate our deep connectedness and illuminate the thinness of perceived divisions between us, her work fortifies that unity does not mean likeness, and asks how to experience an immaterial reality amidst the traumas of material worlds?