At DELVE: Comedy + Art on February 3rd at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, we curated an event based on how humor, wit and irony can intersect with visual art, performance (be it theater, stand-up, improv, art performance or more), and the moving image to add levity, sarcasm and a deeper sense of awareness to the critique on our world, be it social or political.
The night started off with a wonderful presentation by artist Alex Gingrow. You can read more about her here and see her amazing guest post on our blog, but you should really check out her talk in the video below. She took us on the path of how she came to make the humorous, brave work she is making today, and the ins and outs of becoming an artist in New York City.
Following Alex, Michael Scoggins took the floor and talked about his path as an artist making his iconic, witty, funny work. You can see more of Michael's work and read about him here, but listen to his short talk below. He reveals how he decided to stop painting and rethink his entire practice, which has led to his success today:
To end the evening, we were super excited to have Jew Noir join us, the improv duo of Roch Templeton and Jerry Mouse that pushes the boundaries of comedic and performance art by combining Meisner techniques, Improv, and studies of Zen Buddhism to startle the crowd and offer a rubber neck view of society and our place in it. They're disturbing, they're funny, they're smart, they're goofy. They're Jew Noir! They totally rocked and at the end answered some questions about their process. See below.
The wonderful crowd that joined us that night then had some drinks and got to know each other. We hope can join us for a future DELVE event! Thanks to Brooklyn Brewery and One Girl Cookies for sponsoring the evening with delicious goods!
DELVE EVENTS CELEBRATE AND DISCOVER EVERYONE'S UNIQUE PATHS AS ARTISTIC AND CREATIVE FORCES. IT'S A CHANCE TO LEARN FROM OTHERS AND SEE WHERE OUR WORLDS OVERLAP. EVENTS INCLUDE PRESENTATIONS BY INSPIRING INDIVIDUALS, FOLLOWED BY DRINKS AND MEETING NEW PEOPLE. WE STRIVE TO CREATE COMMUNITY AND SHARE INFORMATION TO HELP YOU SUCCEED. DELVE EVENTS ARE FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT EXCITING WORK BEING DONE IN THE