Franconia Sculpture Park Performance Fellowship Residency 2023
Brian Black in collaboration with Ryan Bulis was selected for the Franconia Sculpture Park Performance Residency program June 10th -June 29th, 2023. During their residency, they completed a series of “failed” camouflage performances called Hidden Topiary. Both artists attempted to blend into the 40 acre environment and simultaneously be discovered there; the duo activated sculptural objects throughout their residency and interacted with park goers challenging their sense of space and perception.
Park Social San Diego 2022
Brian Black in collaboration with Ryan Bulis was selected for the Park Social Initiative in 2022. During this six-month residency at Chollas Lake in San Diego, the artists activated spaces throughout the park centering most of the performances in or around the lake. Actions during this residency included: Can Talk Across the Lake, Daily Stick Message, Remote Controlled Flotsam in the lake, The Stick Library, and the Water Billboards. They also produced two publications highlighting the park and activities to do with in the park.
Art Produce Artist in Residence 2020
Brian Black was an Artist in Residence at Art Produce from May 4-June 13, 2020. Viewers were originally going to be encouraged to directly contribute sounds to an installation that stimulated memories and guided the growth of the installation. This original focus was altered due to to the ongoing COVID crisis. To account for health and safety requirements, Brian invited viewers to be interviewed and recorded their memories with the large storefront window separating them. These recordings were infused into the installation which transformed on a weekly basis. Brian also recorded a series of live performances throughout this residency.