New Work with Gordon Matta-Clark Estate
Working with the Gordon Matta-Clark Estate to explore ways of bringing Matta Clark’s vision to life in alternate mediums like the performing arts. Images are large scale projections developed from Gordon Matta-Clark’s energetic arrow drawings.
LIAR LEAR KING
A Ballet & Animated Film
a collaboration with Lora Robertson and Grand Rapids Ballet
Premiered Oct/2022, Grand Rapids Ballet
“LIAR LEAR KING” is a multi-stage, multi-form work directly facing the impact of narcissism and bullying on our society. It fuses dance, short film, visual art, live music, opera, and spoken word into an experience centered by image and movement, and driven by story.
Credits/ story by Kevin Draper with writing team Tamar Charney, Nikhil Melnechuk, Lora Robertson, and Stelth Ulvang; production by Kevin Draper; score by Brooklyn composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone; Commissioned and premiered by Grand Rapids Ballet
A Featured Public Project of Satellite Collective with Kevin Draper and Lora Robertson. Twin Installation at Rosa Parks Circle and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Waterfront
Premiered and flown Sep-Oct/2022, Rosa Parks Circle, a Maya Lin Monument & Ah-Nab-Awen Park, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Commissioned by ArtPrize as a Featured Public Project.
SAD BLIMP is a multi stage project that begins with near ground installations of 40-50 feet aerostats acting as both sculpture, video screen and media hub. Draper’s creative and engineering abilities are tasked as he designs the machine, tower, and control structures together with a team of aerodynamic engineers from the University of Michigan.
Credits/ Design and Engineering by Kevin Draper, with engineering team X, X, X.
A Satellite Rogue Film Collaboration with Lora Robertson
Premiere: Sep/2022, Rosa Parks Circle / Grand Rapids Art Museum Plaza
This film is number six in a series of collaborations with filmmaker Lora Robertson, Brooklyn composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone, Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers, and Aaron Severini. These films have grown in complexity and serve as the creative core of larger performance pieces. Kevin Draper has produced the films independently, until recently joining with Lora Robertson as Co-Producer.
Credits/ story by Kevin Draper with writing team Tamar Charney, Nikhil Melnechuk, Lora Robertson, and Stelth Ulvang; production by Kevin Draper; score by Brooklyn producer BAILE inspired by works of Ellis Ludwig-Leone
at Ah-Nab-Awen Park, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Premiered and flown Sep-Oct/2022, Ah-Nab-Awen Park, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Commissioned by ArtPrize for Satellite Collective with artists Kevin Draper and Lora Robertson as a Featured Public Project.