Katherine Maxwell's residency at Shawbrook will focus on artistic refueling and the conceptual research and movement development of ‘PRISM’, a large-scale work set to premiere in late-autumn of 2019. ‘PRISM’ is intended to probe the role escapism plays in communal progress. Navigating between the nostalgic and futuristic, the goal of PRISM is to prompt questions that keep us from total sentimentality about the past, complacency about the present, ambivalence about the future.
Katherine Maxwell is a choreographer and founding Artistic Director of the Brooklyn-based dance platform, Hivewild. Presented works include 'Peel', Peridance Capezio Dance Center, Center for Performance Research and The Actors Fund Arts Center, New York City (2014); 'The Growing Beast', Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn, NY (2015); 'Here You Me', Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York City (2016); 'SAVAGE', Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn, NY (2016), 'RAFT', Hunters Field South Park, Queens, NY (2017); ‘Pathx’, VICTORI + MO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2017), 'Happening', Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY (2018), ‘The Pleasure is Ours’, FABR Studios, Brooklyn, NY (2018). Maxwell’s dance film, Through the Eyes of My Meal (2016), premiered online receiving a Vimeo Staff Pick, Critics Choice on Nowness.com and has been presented at 13 festivals, internationally. Additionally, Maxwell was featured in VICE's arts and culture outlet The Creators Project and was selected for Art Zealous’ 2016 “30 Under 30-ish”. Hivewild was established as a platform for Maxwell to create formal works, enrich community engagement and promote artistic partnerships. Her practice seeks to continuously blur the edges between performance, installation, and human encounter. Maxwell is actively interested in using movement as a platform for mindfulness and human acceptance.