New Works in Public Spaces

Out of Bounds 2017

January 5-7, 9, 11 & 12, 2017

PROTOTYPE: Out of Bounds is a series of short, free performances of new works in public spaces. Out of Bounds ’17 features three emerging female composer/performers responding to the voices of female musicians from the radical punk music landscape of 1970s New York City.


Each performance will be recorded in late December in front of the sites of former iconic NY music venues: Max’s Kansas City, CBGB’s, and Mount Morris Park, site of the Harlem Cultural Festival. These videos will then be displayed in the HERE lobby throughout the duration of the festival. Each public performance will also be live streamed via Facebook live and projected in the HERE lobby in real time.


Conceived & Directed by Ashley Tata
Work & Performances by Leah Coloff, Amirtha Kidambi & Erin Rogers
Video Design by Michael Barringer
Costume Design by Jessica Posteraro


Out of Bounds 2017 is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Leah Coloff
Inspired by Patti Smith’s Kimberly and a set at CBGB’s.

January 6 at 1:30pm
60 Wall Street Atrium (Deutsche Bank Lobby Entrance to the 2 and 3 Train Lines)

January 7 at 7:00pm
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (Lobby)
*Requires a ticket to the Breaking the Waves performance on January 7


Amirtha Kidambi
Inspired by Nina Simone’s performance at the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969.

January 5 at 1:00pm
60 Wall Street Atrium (Deutsche Bank Lobby Entrance to the 2 and 3 Train Lines)

January 9 at 1:00pm
Brookfield Place New York (Winter Garden)
Co-Presented with Arts Brookfield


Erin Rogers

Inspired by Lydia Lunch – Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, from a live performance at Max’s Kansas City. Original text and score are inspired by Lunch’s tracks Less of Me, Burning Rubber, and I Woke Up Dreaming.

January 11 at 8:45pm
HERE Lobby

January 12 at 1:15pm
Whitehall Terminal (Staten Island Ferry Terminal)
4 Whitehall Street