Fraser Taylor’s “compelling” moveable panels accentuate an unconventional dance performance at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.
Fraser Taylor’s “compelling” moveable panels accentuate an unconventional dance performance at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.
April 5

An Intriguing Setting for Experimental Choreography

On March 19 the New York Times surveyed Rashaun Mitchell’s Interface at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.  While the contemporary dance piece is notable for its jarring use of “extreme facial expressions,” writer Brian Siebert argues its “most compelling” aspects stem from the design contributions of faculty member Fraser Taylor (Fiber and Material Studies). “Interface has much more going on, starting with imaginative use of the space,” he says. “Along the two walls of windows hang movable panels, imprinted with intriguing, semiabstract black-and-white designs by Fraser Taylor.” In an article published by Financial Times on March 19, writer Apollinaire Scherr states, “Taylor’s compelling wall panels approach art by way of doodling.”  Deborah Jowitt of ArtsJournal blog DanceBeat also highlighted Taylor’s work on March 21, noting that his work “adds to the impression of things taken apart and reassembled.”