Intrinsc Grey Productions collaborates with artists working in the ephemeral to capture the fleeting experiences of these impactful works.
We believe in the value of live experiences and in the need for archives to be more than documentation. We know that durational experiences require approaches that consider time and consistency and we relish the chance to collaborate with pivotal artists in NY and abroad to create documents that hold meaning along side details.
Collaborating with artists and presentors on video installations for gallery, performance, and site specific experiences.
Featured excerpt Deep Descent (2017)
Deep Descent is video response to a research collaboration w/choreographer Jessie Young and was originally premiered with Young's ensemble dance piece titled Descend Sky at New York Live Arts in 2017.
Exploring a world of deep sea, the horror of reflection and the impossibility of true direction.
We are proud to be the archivists for the dynamic, exciting, evolving, monthly performance series SUNDAY SERVICE.
You can watch the full archive of all every Sunday Service event from Season 1-4 HERE
About Sunday Service
Taking place the first Sunday of each month, a guest curator is invited to organize a salon style evening of cross-disciplinary performances and presentations that brings together a multiplicity of views around a singular prompt, such as a question, theme, or formal structure. Sunday Service centers works in progress, interdisciplinary endeavors, and diversity in format showcased in a lo-fi environment to foster the testing of ideas and critical discourse amongst peers.
Sunday Service is programmed by Stephanie Acosta and Alexis Wilkinson. Stephanie Acosta is an interdisciplinary artist who places the materiality of the ephemeral at the center of her work, questioning meaning-making and manufactured limitations through her multiple practices. Alexis Wilkinson is the Director of Exhibitions and Live Art at Knockdown Center.
Intrinsic Grey Productions provides a collaborative environment to create a documentation that captures the excitement of live performance and dance throughout NYC.
We believe in the power of live art and understand the need for energetic, intuitive and thoughtful documentation of works that exist for such a short time. We apply our skills as documentary film makers and video designers to capture the magic of live making.
Currently featuring the work of Jonathan Gonzalez’s - ZERO
WORLD PREMIERE - OUTFEST 2017 - Platinum Series
HOME TOWN PREMIERE - MCA Chicago 2016
FRANCE/USA - 2016
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T H E L A D I E S A L M A N A C K (2016)
A feature-length experimental narrative film written & directed by Daviel Shy, produced by Stephanie Acosta, based on the novel by Djuna Barnes.
The film is a kaleidoscopic tribute to women’s writing through the friendships, jealousies, flirtations and publishing woes of authors and artists in 1920s Paris.
Arranged month by month, the story is told by three narrators: Hélène Cixous, Luce Irigaray, and Monique Wittig. Seminal texts of these radical feminist writers were published in the 1970s, in the same decade The Ladies Almanack was reprinted for public readership. Each character is a hybrid of the historical figure and the contemporary artist who portrays her, with the exception of Hélène Cixous. Cixous portrays herself in the film, and is therefore the thread whose past catches the present in the narrative.
Our objectives are educational and utopic. The film's purpose is to engage a meaningful dialogue with the dead and to follow their example by investing in the contemporary work of our peers.
Explore our website to learn more about this film and our process:
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MAMI is an exhibit as offering...
Micro Doc by Intrinsic Grey Productions
MAMI CURATORS - Ali Rosa-Salas + Dyani Douze,
MAMI Curatorial Statement:
MAMI is an offering to Mami Wata, a pantheon of water deities that originates from West and Central African matriarchal spiritual systems.
Worshipped for thousands of years, Mami Wata are considered the “bringers of divine law,” revered by those in the pursuit of material wealth, sexual desire, emotional guidance, and fertility of land and womb. While they are honored for their healing powers, they are also feared for their ability to incite flooding, drought, impotence, infertility, and infidelity. Though most often portrayed as a hybrid womxn-aquatic creature, Mami Wata are believed to adopt a myriad of physical and symbolic forms.
The most globally circulated image of Mami Wata originates from a 19th century German chromolithograph (circa 1887) entitled Maladamatjaute. The image portrayed a Samoan snake charmer who served as the subject of an advertisement for an “exotic animal and people” exposition that toured Europe and the United States. Under the Western European gaze, the image of the long-haired, light brown-skinned woman with a snake was a visualization of the exoticized Other.
The Maladamatjaute image soon arrived on the West African coast via merchants and was widely propagated for its symbolic resonances to the snake-bearing water deities known as Mami Wata. Due to colonial trade routes, the image was reproduced throughout the continent, into India, and across the Atlantic to the Americas, where it would be integrated in altars and artwork for centuries to come.
MAMI is informed by Mami Wata’s mystifying multiplicity and by the paradoxical conditions upon which personal subjectivities are constituted. Through works of sculpture, photography, and digital media, Salome Asega, Nona Faustine, Doreen Garner, Aya Rodriguez-Izumi, MALAXA, and Rodan Tekle re-envision the lineages of advertising, exhibition design, gynecology, self-portraiture, and theology as a means of self-recovery that is permeable and unpredictable— like water itself.
Ali Rosa-Salas + Dyani Douze, MAMI Curators
MAMI | Aug 6 - Sept 7 2016 | The Knockdown Center - knockdown.center
Intrinsic Grey Productions crosses paths with many brilliant and talented creators, and sometimes we have a chance to chat with them about how they do what they do.
We believe in the power of experimental art, of the hidden lives of makers and the magic in creating. We bring an artists hand to the framing of how and why we build the worlds we do.
Currently featuring the profile of artist Bob Garrett | Chicago
lntrinsic Grey Productions tackles all aspects of production from concept and development to production and post to create a wholistic approach to music video creation that holds the artists and musics integrity at the center.
Currently featuring the music video of Fall From Self by artist LeCiel created in 2017.
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Fall From Self is the first in a music video trilogy created in collaboration with cosmic warrior LeCiel following her self-titled album release. Intrinsic Grey + LeCiel combine to bring chromatic and sonic aberrations burning into future pasts.
PARIS FASHION WEEK 2015
Microdoc for MARLOU + VLUM
2015 - Brooklyn, NY
Cocktail magician Liz Wolferman and her Captain's Punch this past spring at Brooklyn's MARTHA.
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2015 - NYC
Artist Vincent Tiley's solo show LOOK AT THE MOON
City Bird gallery
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A few excerpts from our 2015 year in moving image.