Object Collection was founded in 2004 by writer/director Kara Feely and composer/musician Travis Just. Based in Brooklyn, the group operates within the intersecting practices of performance, experimental music and theater. We are concerned with simultaneity, complexity, and radicality, combining dense layers of text, notation, objects and processes. We work to give audiences unconventional viewing experiences through our merging of theatricality and pedestrian activity. Our works upset habitual notions of time, pace, progression and virtuosity. We value accumulation above cohesion.
Kara Feely is a writer, director and designer for theater and interdisciplinary performance. Her work draws inspiration from experimental writing and music composition strategies, and combines a variety of materials, from found text fragments and landscapes of objects, to recorded interviews and radio broadcasts.
Travis Just is a composer. His music often uses text, objects, and gesture in addition to instruments, voice, and electronics and has been presented around the world at festivals, basements, galleries, concerts, events, and on the radio.
Stacey Berman is a costume designer and artist based in New York. staceybermandesign.com
Catrin Lloyd-Bollard is an actress, musician, writer and arts organizer. She writes and performs music as CATFOX; is a company member of the “deeply strange” theater company Title:Point; hosts and co-curates a monthly SalON! series; performs the voice of Olympia on Cartoon Network’s POKÉMON XYZ; and is often found in in various avant-garde theater projects, horror movies, music videos, and more. catrinlloyd-bollard.com | thecatfox.com
Hannah Dougherty is a multimedia visual artist. She studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD and the Royal College of Art in London, UK. She lives and works in Berlin, Germany. hannahdougherty.net
Shayna Dunkelman is a musician, an improviser, and a percussionist born and raised in Tokyo Japan and based in Brooklyn, NY. She founded exotica inspired retro-future band Peptalk and she is a member of Xiu Xiu and is known for her versatile and unique techniques, and her use of a electronics to access a sonic pallet not found in acoustic percussion. shaynadunkelmanmusic.com
Avi Glickstein has been a performer with Object Collection since 2004. He has also performed in work by composers and artists such as Jennifer Walshe, Cornelius Cardew, Christian Kesten, Richard Foreman, Target Margain, Sylvan Oswald, and Michael Pisaro. He completed the two-year Meisner training program at the William Esper Studio, received his MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU, and currently lives in Brooklyn with his two favorite people.
Miranda K Hardy is a visual artist and light designer based in Portland, OR. Working nationally and internationally she has collaborated with many artists including: Mallory Cattlet, Richard Foreman, Tom Lee, Gian Carlo Menotti, Jay Scheib, John Janke, The Builders Association, Alec Duffy (Hoi Polloi), Object Collection, and Banana Bag & Bodice. She is a member of the performance by design collective TENT, has company affiliations with Banana Bag & Bodice and Latitude 14 as well as being a co-founder of tinyelephant a studio dedicated to the performing object.
Peter Ksander is a scenographer who’s stage design work has been presented both nationally and internationally. In 2005 Ksander was a recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Program. In 2006 He joined the curatorial board of the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator. In 2008 he won an Obie award for Untitled Mars (this title may change) and in 2014 he won a Bessie award for This was the End. He holds a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, is an Associate Professor at Reed College.
Taylor Levine plays guitar and home-made electronics. He can be found using these two things in a variety of musical contexts.
Joshua Lopes invented the guitar in 2012. Nobody knows why.
Eric Magnus is a performer and theater artist based in Brooklyn. He has designed and directed multi-media performance in New York City, Belgium, and the Czech Republic and is a graduate of the Performance and Interactive Media Arts MFA program at Brooklyn College.
Aaron Meicht is a composer, trumpet player and electronic instrumentalist. His current projects include OZET (2007-present), an ongoing artistic collaboration with Scott Blumenthal that encompasses a variety of live performances, films, and songs. Each piece of the project draws on and expands the fictional history of the Collective Sphere OZET. He also writes music for theater, film and dance productions as Broken Chord (with Daniel Baker and Phillip Peglow). aaronmeicht.com
Tavish Miller is a downtown theater practitioner who, apart from Object Collection, has recently worked with Seven Daughters of Eve Perf. Co., New York City Players, and Psychic Readings Co.
James Moore is a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. He has worked with Object Collection since 2007 during which time he has had the distinct pleasure of performing for Problem Radical(s), The Geometry, and It’s All True. jamesmooreguitar.com
Daniel Allen Nelson is a writer/performer/director & founding member of Woof Nova Collective. Devised theater works include: Give Back My Beast (LaMama Galleria), Spoleum (Ontological-Hysteric), Don’t Peek (LaMama), Hearts & Tongues (LaMama & Ko Festival), & The Vanishing Play (Incubator Arts Project). Daniel has performed at many venues in NYC & regionally including: The Public Theater, Dixon Place, Culture Project, Ontological-Hysteric, Bushwick Star, Roulette, The Stone, Berkeley Rep, Center Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, Ensemble Theater, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Guthrie Theater, Jungle Theater, Baltimore Theater Patrick Shanley’s Veronica (Hudson Guild-L.A.). woofnova.org
Liz Nielsen is a New York-based theater maker.
Fulya Peker is not. fulyapeker.com
Brendan Regimbal is a Brooklyn based theater artist. He worked as Richard Foreman’s Production/Stage manager and assistant director from 2006-2010 and he was one of the founding members of the Incubator Arts Project where he served as one of the curators until it closed in 2014. He has collaborated with several downtown theater companies and artists including The Builder’s Association, Big Dance Theater, Suzanne Bocanegra, Object Collection, RadioHole, New York City Players, Elevator Repair Service, Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, Blue Mouth Inc, Foxy Films, Title:Point Productions, 31 Down Radio Theater, The Paper Industry, and Sponsored By Nobody.
Andie Springer is primarily a violinist specializing in new and experimental music. As a soloist and through her ensembles Redshift, TRANSIT and Hotel Elefant, Andie has commissioned and premiered numerous works by young and established composers alike. andiespringer.com
Deborah Wallace is an Emmy-nominated Producer, Director and Performer working in both film theatre. She is president of Sublime Madness Productions. thesublimemadness.com.
Owen Weaver has been featured in the NYC-based Wordless Music Series, MATA Interval Series, Fast Forward Austin, two Nonclassical Records SXSW official showcases, and National Public Radio’s All Songs Considered. A diverse collaborator, he has performed in Europe, South America and throughout the U.S. with Mantra Percussion, Glenn Branca Ensemble, NEWSPEAK, Concert Black, and others including performances with Conspirare: A Company of Voices for a PBS television special and Grammy-nominated album. owenweaver.blogspot.com
Peiyi Wong is a New York and Los Angeles-based artist and designer. She works in performance and film with a particular interest in experimental and cross-disciplinary process and/or collaboration. peiyiameliawong.com