NEWS
 


DAN HURLIN HAS BEEN AWARDED THE 2013-14 ROME PRIZE IN THE VISUAL ARTS FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME.

Hurlin is the recipient of the Jesse Howard, Jr. Rome Prize, one of four in the visual arts category. The Rome Prize is awarded annually to approximately 30 individuals who represent excellence in the fields of ancient, medieval, Renaissance and early modern, and modern Italian studies, literature, music composition, visual arts, architecture, landscape architecture, design, and historic preservation and conservation, following a national competition, presided over by rotating independent juries of peers in each discipline.

Beginning in September, he will spend 11 months the American Academy in Rome, a center for the arts and the humanities, developing a puppet project using Futurist performance texts (Sintesi), manifestos, and visual art. He will create miniature versions of the Sintesi, which are short, forceful plays designed to create the maximum effect with a minimum of language and time. Still in its beginning stages, "the work involves about a dozen toy-theatres, constructed to look like Futurist buildings. The plays will be performed simultaneously, in one large room, in homage to the Futurists' love of the Variety Theatre and their obsessions with simultaneity and chaos."

For more information please visit: http://www.aarome.org

   

TOURING

Who’s Hungry?/Santa Monica

September 9-20, 2013
at The Yard in Chilmark MA (Martha’s Vineyard)

September 25-28, 2013
at Wesleyan Center for the Arts in Middletown CT

September 30-October 6, 2013
at Charlestown Working Theater in Boston

March 27-31, 2014
at MCLA Presents! in North Adams MA

April 1-5, 2014
at Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan CT

April 7-12, 2014
at Portland Ovations in Portland ME

UPCOMING

North Main Street an artist book, edition of ten, currently being fabricated and ready for exhibition (sale) in late 2014.

Untitled Futurist Project a new toy theatre project using Italian Futurist performance texts (Sintesi), manifestos and visual art as a starting point. This piece will be researched and developed at the American Academy in Rome during 2013/14. Performance dates TBD

Absalom in China (working title) a collaboration with Lear DeBessonet, Mimi Lien, Suli Holum and Shan Puppet theatre of Taiwan. A study of Pearl S. Buck's father, Absalom Sydenstriker, a Presbyterian missionary in China during the Boxer Rebellion. Performance dates TBD

Mimi Lien: http://www.mimilien.com
Suli Holum: http://steinholum.org
Shan Puppet Theatre: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2L2FjKr98c

Photo credits
Top and Right: Richard Termine