RYDER & HAZEL XMALIA-Animalia FAUNAL RESPIRATIONS, Hudson Opera House, Hudson NY, Oct '10 TWENTY MILES Radio Research Walking Performance FEATHER INFIRMARY River Apparitions Yaddo performances Vestuary Operatics, Exit Art and White Box performances Singing Tree  Hudson Opera House installation-performance Fall Harbor Hoofprints of a Spooked Game Performance/Music, various works Down River, duets
Performance and Music

RYDER & HAZEL

Music, projection and aerial performance series by Ryder & her hybrid collaborator, a rescued and resurrected taxidermy sheep. http://ryderhazel.tumblr.com/

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Hazels' Dream
Hazels' Dream


Body as Omen
Body as Omen
Owl Spell
Owl Spell
Owl Spell
Owl Spell
Owl Spell
Owl Spell
Ryder & Hazel
Ryder & Hazel

XMALIA-Animalia

An Extinction Cabaret by C. Ryder Cooley

Directed by Paula Josa Jones, performed with Lady Moon, produced via Corey Aldrich & 2440 Design Studio

XMALIA is a multi-disciplinary performance featuring live music on ukulele and singing saw, with projections, aerial movement and taxidermy animals. This dark tale about extinction features songs about extinct animals such as the Tasmanian Tiger and the Giant Deer, sung by a lost musician who summons the animals back to life for her Graveyard Cabaret.

XMALIA LINKS : BLOG http://xmalia.tumblr.com/ VIDEO http://vimeo.com/31882660 PRESS http://www.positive-magazine.com/art/xmalia-a-graveyard-cabaret/, http://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article/Xmalia-A-beautiful-and-indescribable-1469435.php#photo-5 MANAGEMENT http://www.2440designstudio.com PAULA JOSA-JONES http://www.paulajosajones.org/

ANIMALIA, the predecessor to XMALIA, is a performance series, an animation and an illustrated book. The stage performance combines live music on ukulele, accordion & singing saw with movement, aerials and projections.

Exploring metaphors of flight in response to violence & war, Animalia: Stories of Collapse, Calamity & Departure invokes visions of human-animal relations, secret bee societies and haunted circus scenes. When a girl falls under the spell of a mystical deer, she renounces her humanity to become an antlered deer creature. Animalia blurs the divisions between human/animal forms. Animalia was developed with support from NYFA, Robert Wilson Watermill Center, Experimental TV Center, MacDowell Colony and Yaddo.

Albany Times Union video

Metroland Press, Feb 15 2011: http://metroland.typepad.com/blog/2011/02/c-ryder-cooleys-animalia-animation.html

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XMALIA
XMALIA
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Animalia
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Animalia Book
Animalia Book
PRESS: Metroland cover story p.1
PRESS: Metroland cover story p.1
PRESS: Albany Times Union p.1
PRESS: Albany Times Union p.1

FAUNAL RESPIRATIONS, Hudson Opera House, Hudson NY, Oct '10

Installation-performance informed by the extinction and resurrection of a rare mountain goat. The Pyrenean Ibex is said to be the first extinct animal brought back to life (momentarily) via DNA cloning. By collaborating with dead animals, I use my body as vehicle for invocation. Here the Ibex is resurrected as a chimera and an oracle.

INSTALLATION-crime scene: drawings, props, objects, video, sound, lighting, fabric. PERFORMANCE: 2.5 hour improvised musical performance on singing saw, with vocalist Lady Moon. VIDEO: (modified archival film circa 1950)... Stage: 2 women watch as offshore oil rig is built... Ceiling: Museum taxidermist prepares carcass for display...SOUND: piano, saw & voice recorded on-site. Guitar & additional sounds by Earth Blue.

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TWENTY MILES Radio Research Walking Performance

TWENTY MILES Radio Research Walking Performance by C. Ryder Cooley with reembodied deer, June 13, 2010. Created for Deep Cycle Mobile 49 Radio Project by Maximillian Goldfarb

On June 13th 2010 I walked for twenty miles with my collaborator, a taxidermy deer. Travelling from Hudson to Cairo, NY, we carried an illuminated oil lantern from the Fire Fighters Museum to a Lukoil gas station where we intersected with the Deep Cycle-Mobile 49 radio lab. Along the way, we investigated the roadside landscape, gathering data for radio transmissions and transporting the roadside dead to a Lukoil burial.

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Rip Van Winkle Bridge
Rip Van Winkle Bridge
Hudson Correctional Facility
Hudson Correctional Facility
Route 23
Route 23
Mount Merino Road
Mount Merino Road
Location One: Firefighters Museum
Location One: Firefighters Museum
Indicent Report
Indicent Report
Flag Day Intervention
Flag Day Intervention
Twenty Miles
Twenty Miles

FEATHER INFIRMARY

PERFORMANCE: Over the course of 7 days I stitched 32 found goose feathers into my skin. Performances lasted 2.5 hours, occurring twice a day. The final performance was staged in a tree, located in front of the house.

INSTALLATION: Responding to the military history of the island, images of flight and post-violence residue filled two stories of a family home on Colonels Row. Recorded names of women and children extracted from cemetary records echoed throughout the rooms, along with other fictionalized military texts.

Commissioned by the Robert Wilson Watermill Center for the New Island Festival, Governors Island, NYC. 2009. For more images see: http://carolynrydercooley.org/installation.html, or http://todseelie.com/rydergovernorsisland/index.html

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Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary

River Apparitions

Trapeze performance beneath an industrial bridge, created during an Artist Residency at Contemporary Artist Center, North Adams, MA. 2006.

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River Trapeze
River Trapeze
River Trapeze
River Trapeze
Beneath the Bridge
Beneath the Bridge
River Trapeze
River Trapeze

Yaddo performances

outdoor site-specific aerial performances, created during a residency at Yaddo, 2009

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Icehouse
Icehouse
Icehouse
Icehouse
Skyhorse at the Icehouse
Skyhorse at the Icehouse
Skyhorse at the Icehouse
Skyhorse at the Icehouse
Skyhorse at the Icehouse
Skyhorse at the Icehouse
Fern Trapeze
Fern Trapeze
Fern Trapeze
Fern Trapeze
Fern Trapeze
Fern Trapeze

Vestuary Operatics, Exit Art and White Box performances

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Deer Suspension
Deer Suspension
Deer Suspension
Deer Suspension
Vestuary Operatics
Vestuary Operatics
Reconstruction. Exit Art
Reconstruction. Exit Art
Blood Deer
Blood Deer
Blood Deer
Blood Deer
Blood Deer at White Box
Blood Deer at White Box

Singing Tree

Interactive musical improvisation series, 2006-2009

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Singing Tree
Singing Tree
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Singing Tree
Singing Tree
Singing Tree
Singing Tree
Singing Tree
Singing Tree
Singing Tree
Singing Tree
Singing Tree
Singing Tree
Singing Tree
Singing Tree

Hudson Opera House installation-performance

Three hour musical performances occured within video-sound installation environments. Hudson Opera House. Hudson, NY. December 2006 & 2007.

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Phantom Serenades 2006
Phantom Serenades 2006
Phantom Serenades 2006
Phantom Serenades 2006
Phantom Serenades 2006
Phantom Serenades 2006
Phantom Serenades 2006
Phantom Serenades 2006

Fall Harbor

musical collaboration with Todd Chandler. CD's and iTunes downloads available via http://www.myspace.com/fallharbor

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Train tunnel concert
Train tunnel concert
Twilight Shantys and Aviary Songs
Twilight Shantys and Aviary Songs
Twilight Shantys and Aviary Songs
Twilight Shantys and Aviary Songs
Twilight Shantys and Aviary Songs
Twilight Shantys and Aviary Songs

Hoofprints of a Spooked Game

Collaborative performance with Sara E. Worden exploring shadows, stilts, recorded audio, video and live music. presented at the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy NY March 2007

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Hoofprints of a Spooked Game
Hoofprints of a Spooked Game
Hoofprints of a Spooked Game
Hoofprints of a Spooked Game
Hoofprints of a Spooked Game
Hoofprints of a Spooked Game
Hoofprints of a Spooked Game
Hoofprints of a Spooked Game

Performance/Music, various works

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Slow Float
Slow Float
Slow Float
Slow Float
Riverbird Serenade
Riverbird Serenade
Riverbird Serenade
Riverbird Serenade
Nest of Secret Hovering
Nest of Secret Hovering
Nest of Secret Hovering
Nest of Secret Hovering
Phantom Showroom
Phantom Showroom
Blood Deer
Blood Deer
Serenades for Factories and Mills
Serenades for Factories and Mills
    Bridge Serenade
Bridge Serenade
Rope Walkers
Rope Walkers
Daughters of Houdini
Daughters of Houdini

Down River, duets

Musical collaboration with dancer & writer Anah-K, 1996-2003, San Francisco CA. For more information and recordings please visit Out of Round Records

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Accordion Dewette
Accordion Dewette
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film still
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