Photo of Kate Watson-Wallace & David Thomson in the exhibition ‘Pipilotti Rist. Prickling Goosebumps & A Humming Horizon’ 

Pipilotti’s Salon Series for Gathering: Ecology of Care Lounge with David Thomson & Kate Watson-Wallace

  • Tue 26 – Thu 28 March 2024
  • 6 – 8 pm

On the occasion of ‘Pipilotti Rist. Prickling Goosebumps & A Humming Horizon', please join us for the second iteration of our Salon Series for Gathering, initiated by Pipilotti Rist, featuring an Ecology of Care Lounge with artists David Thomson and Kate Watson-Wallace.

Within the multi-sensory experience that is Rist’s immersive exhibition, the Salon Series for Gathering will present multiple opportunities to engage within the installation’s whimsical ‘collective living room.’

Using organic structures as metaphors to reimagine how we operate, Ecology of Care invites participants to activate their senses through a series of exploratory prompts, writings and conversations around individual and collective care.  Come hang out and engage at whatever level feels right. 

Tuesday - Thursday
6 – 8 pm each night
Ecology of Care Lounge will be open 

7 pm each night 
Kate and David will talk to one another about their individual and shared practice of care, working towards sustainability in their communities and their ongoing explorations related to shifting the internal paradigm of workaholism. 

Guests are welcome to join any and all of the Ecology of Care Lounge evenings. When registering please indicate which date you would like to attend. 

This event is free. However, due to limited space, reservations are recommended.   
Please be advised that photographs will be taken at this event for use on the Hauser & Wirth website, social media and in other marketing materials. 
Click here to register.

About The Artist Sustainability Project
The Artist Sustainability Project is a platform for research initiated by interdisciplinary artists David Thomson and Kate Watson-Wallace that seeks to create and expand discourse surrounding ideas of financial, artistic, and personal empowerment in the arts community. We view this work as artist activism, as we strongly believe that artists lack basic tools and resources that would empower and strengthen their ability to develop personal stability, create work, and envision longevity in a realistic way. At the heart of this work are larger questions and philosophies around care, community, and resources that feed and support each artist’s ecosystem of sustainability. 
‘Ecology of Care’ is a development of David Thomson’s research with The Artist Sustainability Project. 

About David Thomson 
David Thomson is a Caribbean-American interdisciplinary artist whose practice centers on the interrogation of presence and absence in the performance of identity, through the use of writing, movement, image, and installation as containers of inquiry. 

Thomson’s performance and installation work has been presented and supported by The Kitchen, Danspace Project, Movement Research, Bronx Museum, Performance Space NY, Invisible Dog, and Lunder Institute of American Art. Awards and fellowships include  New York Dance & Performance (Bessies), US Artist, NYFA, LMCC, Yaddo, MacDowell, Rauschenberg, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. 

He has worked with artists Trisha Brown, Ralph Lemon, Sekou Sundiata, Lee Mingwei/Bill T Jones, Deborah Hay, Maria Hassabi and Okwui Okpokwasili/Peter Born among many others. Thomson was a reperformer in Marina Abramović’s MoMA Retrospective and has performed with Yvonne Rainer since 2015 as one of her “Raindears”.  Recent projects include Movement Director and performer for Matthew Barney’s film installation, ‘Secondary’; a published essay in Yvonne Rainer’s ‘Remembering a Dance: Parts of Some Sextets, 1965/2019’ (Performa), and he is one of the contributing artists in ‘Cane: A New Critical Edition’ for the 100th anniversary of Jean Toomer’s 1923 novel.

About Kate Watson-Wallace
Kate Watson-Wallace is an interdisciplinary artist who works primarily between New York City and Los Angeles as a director, choreographer and designer of immersive performance. Her research plays inside desire, failure, ritual, and the ecstatic, through a performativity of objects/body.

Choreography credits include: St. Vincent’s performance of “Los Ageless” on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Alex Da Corte’s Rubber Pencil Devil at the Carnegie International & Venice Biennale, St. Vincent’s “New York” video, (dir. Alex Da Corte), and music videos for Animal Collective, Panda Bear and Black Dice (dir. Danny Perez).

Recent directorial projects include a re-imagined version of Allan Kaprow’s “Chicken,” by Da Corte and Lisel’s music video for “Immature.”

Her performance/installation work has been funded by multiple foundations nationally including, Map Fund, Doris Duke, Creative Capital, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, with premieres at venues including Summerstage Central Park and Redcat. Recent residencies include Gibney Dance Center and Movement Research in New York City. She is a Pew Fellow in Choreography.

She holds an MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

About 'Pipilotti Rist. Goosebumps & A Humming Horizon' 
Self-described ‘wild and friendly’ Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist presents a selection of new and recent sculptural works and projections in ‘Prickling Goosebumps & a Humming Horizon.' At Hauser & Wirth’s West 22nd Street building, Rist transforms the entire street level space into a ‘living room’ painted in lush reds and vegetal greens. Here guests discover single-channel sculptural video works, including many presented publicly for the first time. 

Rist, a pioneer of spatial video art, was born 1962 in Grabs in the Swiss Rhine Valley on the Austrian Border and has been a central figure within the international art scene since the mid-1980s.