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Mascher at High Tide

  • High Tide 1850 North Hope Street Philadelphia, PA, 19122 United States (map)

Mascher Space takes over High Tide Gallery!
Join us Friday, May 4th from 6pm-9pm for a night of time-based works.

6pm-9pm: Ongoing videos by Evan Dawson, Paige Phillips, and Zornitsa Stoyanova
6pm-7:30pm: Durational performance by Christina Gesualdi
8pm-9pm: Durational performance by Paige Phillips, performed by Josh Hines and Kelly Hurlburt
**Come and go as you please

Envisioned as an exchange between Mascher Space and High Tide Gallery, both cooperative run art spaces based in Fishtown, this exhibition features Artist in Residence and friends of Mascher. Three films will be on display throughout the evening, all of which explore imagery that is doubled in some way. From 6pm-7:30pm, there will be a solo performance by Christina Gesualdi in which she manipulates material; from 7:30pm-8pm, the outcome of the material can be viewed as installation. The night culminates with an improvisational movement score by Paige Phillips, performed by Josh Hines and Kelly Hurlburt, guest artists based in Columbus, OH.

Donations accepted for performers
Bring cash to purchase alcohol

High Tide Gallery
1850 N. Hope St.
Apt. 14a
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Instagram Handle: Mascher Space



Evan Dawson is a cross-disciplinary artist bridging cross-cultural experiences through acute attention to the material circumstances of daily life. Working with duration, habit formation, and collections of found materials, the works often take on performative and collaborative structures in their search for poetic justice. He received his MFA in Sculpture from The Ohio State University and most recently is a 2018 Wind Challenge recipient at Fleischer Art Memorial in Philadelphia. You can view his work at or follow in process work @evncdawsn.

Christina Gesualdi is a Philly based dance, choreographer, and movement educator. She is an artist in residence at Mascher Space Co-op. Christina is a member of the Philly Tenants Union. She is an advocate for DIY, small scale cooperation, collaboration, and community exchange in Philly's dance community. She is also a yoga teacher who loves teaching senior citizens, undergraduates, and experimental movers. She has performed with Curt Haworth, <fidget>, Annie Wilson, Nicole Bindler, Meg Foley, PIMA Group, and Zornitsa Stoyanova - [Here]begin Dance. Finally, "YES to the way dancing bodies can breed pluralism and anti-absolutism."

Paige Phillips is an interdisciplinary artist, engaging with movement scores, installation, and video. Her content is concerned with recontextualizing rituals to better understand identity politics. Venues where she has exhibited include: National Museum of Singapore, Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Park Gallery (Kathmandu), Microscope Gallery (NYC), Columbus College of Art and Design, and On the Boards (Seattle). She has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia for choreographers and visual artists. She holds an MFA from The Ohio State University, and BFA from Cornish College of the Arts. She is currently an Artist in Residence at Mascher Space.

Zornitsa Stoyanova is a multidisciplinary performance artist, writer for and a mom of two little boys. A native of Bulgaria, she questions the ideas of the constructed structures of performance and pushes the boundaries of social propriety. Mylar reflective material and custom lighting are integral part of her most recent work, which focuses on abstracting the female body, feminist ideas and imagery. She has taught and showed work in Philadelphia, NYC, Hungary, France and her native Bulgaria. Presently, she works as Programs and Finance Coordinator at Mascher Dance and is working on three new short

Earlier Event: May 4
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