Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance

Jonathan McCurley

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance
Region: Toronto, CANADA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2014, 2017

Jon McCurley, works with Amy Lam as the artist group Life of a Craphead. Their work spans performance art, film, and curation.

During their 2014 residency, the duo worked on their first feature-length film Bugs, a comedy about a bug society. It would premiere in January 2015 at the Western Front in Vancouver.

At MacDowell in 2017, they worked on the screenplay for their second feature-length film, tentatively titled White Supremacist Elf, about a woman of color who gets rejected from a fairy tale. In Spring 2017, they undertook a program of research and travel in Taipei, Vietnam, and Hong Kong, funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.


New Jersey

Jonathan McCurley worked in the New Jersey studio.

The yellow clapboard New Jersey Studio, located on a grassy, sloping site, was funded by the New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs and built as an exact replica of Monday Music Studio (1913). The studio’s porch rests on fieldstone piers that increase in height as the ground slopes to the west. Like Monday Music Studio, New Jersey…

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