New Day, 2020

Video by Robert Ladislas Derr

January 17th – 24th, 2021

Presented as part of Asheville Fringe Festival 2021

Revisit the 2020 Fringe Festival interactive performance New Day hosted by Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. In this performance, Derr casts the viewers as painters in a playful investigation of Kenneth Noland’s painting New Day, 1967. Viewers applied the 41 color stripes in New Day to a transparent canvas while Derr filmed from the other side.

Robert Ladislas Derr’s New Day interactive performance at BMCM+AC, January 2020.

Robert Ladislas Derr is a visual artist making performances from live to intervention, videos, photographs, and multimedia installations. He has exhibited and performed widely at venues, including the SomoS Art House (Germany), Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (US), Canberra Contemporary Art Space (Australia), Mendel Art Gallery (Canada), Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (Germany), Wexner Center for the Arts (US), LIVE Performance Art Biennale (Canada), and Irish Film Institute (Ireland). His works have been funded by such organizations as the Urbana Public Arts Commission, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Ohio Arts Council. Some of the permanent collections holding his work include Loyola University Museum of Art, Miami-Dade Public Library, and Indiana University Art Museum. Derr earned his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and attended the Photography Institute National Graduate Seminar at New York University.