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Savannah Knoop and ADULT CONTEMPORARY Nos on the Beach

Sunday, August 12, 2018
3:30PM—4:15PM EDT
The beach at Fishermans Path, Fire Island Pines, NY 11782
In an attempt to "Be" with others, Nosferatu attempts to go on holiday on Fire Island. Not anticipating how bright the sun is, he hides under a paper that he finds on the beach. The dire details of the human outside world (nestled within the columns of the paper) literally swallows our beloved monster whole, and he escapes the sun, heat, and humans narrowly by plunging himself into the ocean, never to be seen again by the likes of us.

Savannah Knoop is a New York-based artist who insights strategies of permission through writing, performance, and object-making. In 2001, Savannah Knoop founded the clothing line Tinc, which ran until 2009, with creative partner Parachati Pattajotti. From 2009-2016 Knoop co-hosted the monthly queer audio-visual party WOAHMONE. They received their BA at at CunyBa under the mentorship of Vito Acconci, and their MFA at Virginia Common Wealth University in Sculpture+ Extended Media. They have shown and performed at the Whitney,MoMA, the ICA Philly, Movement Research, Essex Flowers Gallery, and ACP in Los Angeles. In 2007, they published the memoir titled “Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT LeRoy” (Amy Scholder, Seven Stories Press) cataloguing their experiences of playing their sister in law’s writing persona and avatar JT Leroy. With director Justin Kelly, they adapted it into a feature length film starring Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern. Savannah has studied dance and martial arts for over twenty years. They study under Marcelo Garcia in New York City.