Dean Moss's johnbrown, an interdisciplinary performance work created with visual artist Laylah Ali, meditates on the legacy of abolitionist John Brown using video, dance, theater, visueal design, and community participation. during his residency, Moss will create Voluntaries, a segment of johnbrown that will be performed at MoMA in October.
Martha Duffy Resident Artist.
Dean Moss is a director, choreographer and media artist who, through his company Gametophyte Inc., questions identity and transcultural experience in the guise of multidisciplinary collaborative performance projects. Moss was the Curator of Dance and Performance at The Kitchen from 1999-2004 and served as a Curatorial Advisor until 2009.
He taught for a year (2003-04) as a Guest Professor at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and two years (2007-09) as a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. In 2011 he lectured in the department of Theater Studies at Yale and is currently a Visiting Professor in Art, Dance, and Intermedia Studies, at Hunter College. Moss is the recipient of a 1999 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Spooky action at a distance, and was nominated for Outstanding Production and Outstanding Sound Design for Nameless forest in 2011. His works have been presented, most recently at Danspace Project, The Kitchen, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, The Yerba Buena Center for Art, and The Bitgoeul Citizen Cultural Center, in Gwangju Korea.