NICHOLAS FAUST was born in 1989 and is an artist, choreographer, curator, writer and activist based in New York City. He has written for Art in America, New Inquiry, DIS Magazine and others. He is a founding member of Graphics and Visual Tactics, a public art group spawned from ACT UP committed to projects concerning the societal issues of HIV. He is a founding member of Match Cuts, a monthly screening series dedicated to programming activist videos, video art, and Decolonial/LGBT/dance/sex/Marxist cinema in New York. The show at Meyohas and accompanying book, Dance & Language: Expanded Choreography Now!, is his first solo presentation in New York.
DANCE AND LANGUAGE:
EXPANDED CHOREOGRAPHY NOW!
DEBT AND HEALTHCARE
June 30 - August 10, 2017
Student debt and healthcare in America are both related to a specific breed of American capitalism. It is the same impulse that lets people rack up huge hospital bills and choose between bankruptcy and death that also requires people to get advanced degrees and then forces them to spend the rest of their lives paying for it. This exhibition by Nicholas Faust is a dual portrait of America, via the student loan crisis and the larger issue of healthcare, using the AIDS epidemic as told from a hemophiliac point of view. Faust invokes court cases, rewrites legislation, and stages performances in public sites to measure and memorialize. His dances function directly as action and engagement, and pedagogically as a means of resistance.