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Faye Driscoll

Thank You for Coming: Space

Artist Residency

The final installment of her Wex-supported movement trilogy, Faye Driscoll’s intimate performance Thank You for Coming: Space is a shared, liberating ritual that confronts life’s final flourishing.

Alone with the audience, Bessie Award–winning performance-maker Driscoll constructs a temporary world in Space that’s upheld by pulleys, ropes, and the weight of others to invoke sensations of absence. Like the other critically acclaimed works in the Thank You for Coming series—Attendance (2014) and Play (2016)—Space extends performance’s sphere of influence to create a communal arena where every movement, sensation, and interaction is heightened, palpable, and questioned. At its center is the human body: self-contained, built for action, and driven by its longing for the world.

Thank You for Coming: Space was supported through a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award. Thank You for Coming: Attendance was presented at the Wexner Center in 2016. Thank You for Coming: Play, supported by an Artist Residency Award, premiered at the Wexner Center in 2016.

"A startlingly original talent"
NEW YORK TIMES ON FAYE DRISCOLL
Image from Faye Driscoll, Thank You for Coming: Space

Faye Driscoll, Thank You For Coming: Space, photo: Maria Baranova

Image from Faye Driscoll, Thank You for Coming: Space

Faye Driscoll, Thank You For Coming: Space, photo: Maria Baranova

Image from Faye Driscoll, Thank You for Coming: Space

Faye Driscoll, Thank You For Coming: Space, photo: Maria Baranova

Image from Faye Driscoll, Thank You for Coming: Space

Faye Driscoll, Thank You For Coming: Space, photo: Maria Baranova

Image from Faye Driscoll, Thank You for Coming: Space

Faye Driscoll, Thank You For Coming: Space, photo: Maria Baranova

Image from Faye Driscoll, Thank You for Coming: Space

Faye Driscoll, Thank You For Coming: Space, photo: Maria Baranova

MAJOR SEASON SUPPORT FOR PERFORMING ARTS
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

ACCOMMODATIONS
The Blackwell Inn

SUPPORT FOR ARTS ACCESS AT THE WEXNER CENTER
Cardinal Health Foundation
Huntington Bank

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

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