As I Progress is a collaboration between visual artist Mara Baldwin and composer/percussionist Sarah Hennies that combines drawings, sculptures, and sound. Baldwin and Hennies’ work is inspired by the traces left behind of the once thriving Shaker society. Shaker objects, architecture, and music are the source material for a new kind of interdisciplinary work that evokes a feeling of ghosts and loneliness in the 1848 Shaker Meeting House.
This event features an exhibition of Baldwin’s visual art in combination with a one-hour piece of music by Hennies and performed by Hennies, guitarist Matt Sargent (Bard College), and Australian cellist Judith Hamann. The installation, composition, and a forthcoming filmed work are funded by the New York State Council on the Arts Support for Artists Program.