Inside the Pillow Lab: Yve Laris Cohen


Inside the Pillow Lab is an intimate new film series that captures works in process and behind-the-scenes moments of what it’s like for artists to live, work, and rehearse together again in COVID-compliant residencies on the Pillow’s retreat-like campus. New York-based artist Yve Laris Cohen makes installations and performances that traverse the visual arts and dance. Exploring questions of labor and value, Laris Cohen’s work stages trauma and care, conflict and support, vulnerability and dependency. In the Pillow Lab, Laris Cohen developed a new work using the remains of the Doris Duke Theatre, which burned on the Jacob’s Pillow campus in November 2020. RESIDENCY DATES: December 1–11, 2021 APPEARING IN FILM: Yve Laris Cohen Patsy Gay, Associate Archivist, Jacob's Pillow Norton Owen, Director of Preservation, Jacob's Pillow Martha Joseph, The Phyllis Ann and Walter Borten Assistant Curator of Media and Performance at New York's Museum of Modern Art NEL SHELBY PRODUCTION: Produced by New Shelby Edited by Caroline Haidet Graphic Design by Benjamin Richards Nina Gershonowitze, Project Manager MUSIC: Presley Productions FILMING: Erica Spizz DRONE OPERATOR: Christopher Duggan Lead support for the 2021 Pillow Lab is provided by the Mellon Foundation. With Additional Support from: Deborah & Charles Adelman Arison Arts Foundation The Barr Foundation Harkness Foundation for Dance Christopher Jones & Deb McAlister Mertz Gilmore Foundation National Endowment for the Arts © 2022 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Inc.

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