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Autumn Kioti
new york, NY



ARTIST STATEMENT: I've always had a penchant for mythology, folktales, stories filtering down through the collective unconscious... There is an impression I receive from these stories (these fantastic explanations of the natural world, how things work and why, how they relate to a condition, tragically, comically; life, death!) that compels me to work, to struggle to capture and share the essence of a dream, a journey, or a connection; tales (and ways of telling) that are getting lost in the noise. I yearn for wildness. I harbor an inkling that the myth of human supremacy is just that; myth. I have a deep desire to obliterate the scala naturae, the Great Chain of Being. I believe in art that exists in a space of gender fluidity, species equality. Art that creates an inexplicable understanding, dropping the barrier between creator and observer. The connection is visceral. Raw and messy and urgent, I paint with my fingers and body instead of a brush, make spontaneous etchings with bleeding ink and acid and thread, dirt and found objects, print monotypes with discarded plexiglass and cardboard, create masks and puppets and installations using almost entirely garbage, collected when possible from within a mile of the area in which I am working. My interdisciplinary performance work centers on the concept of movement before thought. Marrying subconscious narrative with mythic and folk impulses, science, history, social justice...feminism, environmentalism, resistance! To that end, I create ritual-inspired participatory performances centered on intuitive movement and pure emotion and rooted in the world of the misfit. In choosing to create moments that are site specific, re-purposing mundane scavenged objects, using urgent movement, mask, costume, I seek to create a dialogue about our place, about what immobilizes us, tangles us up, throws us forward, breaks us down. I like the surprises and the accidents, the failures and successes, the story, the connection.
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  • Whispering Voices
    2015
    mixed media sculpture, performance

  • sacrifice: ORYX movement I
    2013
    willow, gesso, india ink, fabric, light box
    A site specific performance installation in a church vestibule, combining elements of mythology and folklore, animal movement, visual art, and music composed and recorded by author and poet Misha Nogh

  • sacrifice: ORYX (antler detail)
    2013
    willow, gesso, india ink, fabric, light box

  • whispers in the air
    ongoing
    Collaborative performance duo Autumn Kioti + Katy Gunn respond to the works of Sol Kjok and Peter Max-Jakobsen. Here, using vocal, physical, instrumental, and aerial elements, Autumn and Katy create

  • whisper to me...
    2015
    found fabric, bubble wrap, paint, stone, found objects
    snakelike i feel you breathe you draw me let me have your secrets i will feast on your pain revel in your desires HERE MAY YOU LAY YOUR BURDEN whisper to me... ​is a partici

  • suspension [in respect for food]
    2015
    cardboard, gesso, ink, yarn

  • suspension [installation]
    2016
    cardboard, gesso, ink, yarn

  • untitled
    2017
    found wood, plant matter ink and charcoal

  • i exist
    2017
    found matboard, plant matter ink, coffee, and charcoal

  • 4am
    2017
    plant matter ink, coffee, and charcoal on duralar

  • 2am
    2017
    plant matter ink, coffee, and charcoal on paper

  • hunger
    2017
    found matboard, plant matter ink

  • small gods #1
    2011
    etching, ink, thread on found scrap

  • TRICKSTER
    2015
    woodcut on found papers with gesso, tape, pin holes and light

  • mountains to sea triptych
    2013
    rolling pin monoprints using found plexiglass

  • Untitled

  • Whispering Voices (installation detail)
    2015
    burlap, paper mache, chalk, yarn
    Mask created through collaboration with sculptor Bob Clyatt.

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  • Whispering Voices (performance detail)
    2015

  • whisper to me... (installation detail)
    2015
    found fabric, bubble wrap, paint, stone, found objects
 








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