Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty are Brooklyn-based, multiplatform artists who make interdisciplinary performances, multimedia installations, films, and interactive video scores for live performance. Recent projects include a feature-length documentary Standing By: Gatz Backstage about ERS's epic production Gatz, Keep Your Electric Eye On Me, a multimedia performance seen at HERE (2014), as well as a self-generating video installation, Atmospheres & Accidental Ghosts (NY Electronic Arts Festival, 2015). Currently, they are completing their live cine-performance Why Why Always which will premire at Abrons Arts Center (NYC) in October 2017. Their work has been seen in NYC, nationally, and internationally at venues such as BAM, The Brooklyn Museum, Abrons, The Chocolate Factory, Anthology Film Archives, Tokyo Wonder Site, and the Venice Biennale. They have received numerous awards including grants, fellowships and residencies from the NEA, NYSCA, NYFA, LMCC, Jerome Foundation, Harvestworks, Asian Cultural Council, Signal Culture, Yaddo, The Macdowell Colony, BAU Institute/Camargo Foundation and the Bogliasco Foundation.
Lauren Petty worked in the Mixter studio.
Built in 1927–1930, the Florence Kilpatrick Mixter Studio was funded by its namesake and designed by the architect F. Winsor, Jr., who also designed MacDowell's original Savidge Library in 1925. Mixter Studio, solidly built of yellow and grey-hued granite, once had sweeping views of Pack Monadnock to the east. The small building was originally entered on the…