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Kirkdify
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Williamsburg



ARTIST STATEMENT: Kirkdify is an internet video performance artist. I have had work featured at Mobius Gallery in Boston, on channel MNN (Manhattan Neighborhood Network), and most recently as part of the Gender Odyssey Conference: We Made This Road By Walking. I also recently finished a manifesto for ChangeThis.com which can be read here: http://kirkdify.tumblr.com/post/6734823185/youtube-performance-art-manifesto
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ARTIST RESUME:


Kirkdify is an internet video and performance artist. I am interested in work that is both challenging and empowering. Using multi-media, technology and performance, I have produced a body of work that represents my vision for new media and popular culture. In studying for my BFA at NYU, I earned a comprehensive liberal arts education and was continuously engaged in its application. This coupling has instrumentally inspired my unique art practice and remains my primary goal as a contemporary artist.

EDUCATION: New York University: Tisch School of the Arts, 2010
Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar
Meisner Studio and Stonestreet Studio for Film and Television
BFA in Theater

THEATER EXPERIENCE:

Colored Museum Miss Roj / The Man Spokane Civic Theater
Last Days of Judas Iscariot Caiaphas / Freud New York University
Lie of the Mind Jake New York University
The Sign in Sidney Brustein.. Alton New York University
Love of Men Ferocious Eric / Top New York University

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Florida Studio Theater Cabaret Staff Feb. – June 2011
Abrams Artist Agency Casting Intern Jan. – June 2010
I AM PICTURES Art Direction Sept. – Dec. 2009
Kikucall Content Intern Sept. 08 – Sept. 2009
Razor and Tie Records Marketing Intern March – Sept. 2008
Cafeteria Expeditor Nov. 07 – March 2008
The Public Theater Marketing Intern May – Sept. 2007
Abercrombie and Fitch Brand Representative Oct. 06 – April 2007

RELATED EXPERIENCE:

Kirkdify March 2010 to date

The culmination and product of my BFA studies, Kirkdify is a production company based on the simple principle: make things. Acutely aware of the opportunities and necessities of this historical moment, I have generated an extensive collection of cultural objects via an exponentially expanding wealth of technology. Informed by the work of Arendt, Duchamp, Warhol, Trecartin and Meisner, my goal is to make entrepreneurial art content and entertainment products. Visit my blog at Kirkdify.tumblr.com.

Knead at PS 122 December 2010

This performance art workshop was led by Tim Miller and took place in the performance space he co-founded: PS 122. Focusing on my personal history, I explored the power of ensemble work, the revolutionary possibilities of the written word, and the expansive potential of performance art.

Freelance Videographer
June 2010
After an extensive pitching process, I was hired to produce 5 video segments for a developing Yahoo! Maps feature intended to incorporate the work of citizen journalists. I pitched, filmed, and edited these short editorial segments, highlighting local landmarks and personalities in and around Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

 








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