Pioneer Works, Red Hook
Jaimie Warren: The Miracle
Gastbeitrag aus New York
Jaimie Warren’s THE MIRACLE, the artist’s first institutional solo show in New York, featured daily activations with a haunted forest and oversized haunted bedroom inhabited by an »exorcist girl«. THE MIRACLE was scheduled to culminated in an over-the-top musical production titled THE MIRACLE, THE MUSICAL on April 4th and 11th, 2020.
THE MIRACLE, THE MUSICAL, was to take place in this built environment and engage players and audience together in this imaginative dream world. Following the hero’s journey of encountering and overcoming obstacles in the form of bog monsters, witches, goblins, and more, THE MIRACLE, THE MUSICAL was in the process of being written in tandem by Warren’s artistic collaborators: children and teens from Red Hook Art Project, dancers from Cora Dance and prop design by students from Beam Center.
The musical is created by students, local volunteers, and Warren’s fervent community of artistic collaborators. In this community-theatre-driven musical, characters, story lines, and plot twists are all based on the real lives and imagination of the student artists as a performative celebration of the collective artistic process. Part coming-of-age, part cult-film homage, THE MIRACLE, THE MUSICAL inspires people of all ages to believe in themselves and the power of community.
THE MIRACLE, THE MUSICAL, is currently postponed, and we hope to bring all of the collaborators and volunteers back together whenever it is safe to do so. For now, the »exorcist girl« still lurks in the dusty oversized bedrooms as the cobwebs grow and the doors remain locked.
Photo: Ester Segretto