In Process is The Watermill Center’s ongoing series of studio visits that invite the community to gain insight into the creative process of international Artists-in-Residence, cultivating an understanding of how artists from across the globe develop new work.
Carina Kohn is a multi-genre, queer, Jewish writer and educator from New York. She received an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook University, and a BA in English at SUNY New Paltz. She has been published in Ponder Review, The Brooklyn Rail, and Chronogram, and is a top prize recipient for 2022’s Money For Women in Fiction: Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. She is the recipient of the SUNY New Paltz Tomaselli Award for Dramatic Writing (2018), and her short plays have been performed at The Fresh Act Play Festival at SUNY New Paltz. She is working on a memoir.
Pe Mellado Dance Company was founded by choreographer Paulina Mellado in 2000 with the intention of establishing a space where performers can investigate and experiment from the intersection of various techniques and offer answers to their creative concerns. Mellado has been awarded the following scholarships: Fondo de las Artes and Fundación Andes (1992, 2000, 2005, 2009) and has received the Best Work Award by the Arts Critics Circle in 2010. She has been invited to international festivals like the 10th Biennial of Lyon (2002), Festival Escena Contemporánea Madrid (2006), Diálogos Montevideo (2008), International Contemporary Dance Festival Paesaggi del Corpo (2020) and Internationale Tanzmesse nrw in Düsseldorf, Germany (2018) and Festivals in Chile like Santiago a Mil Festival (2016), The best of GAM (2016), FINTDAZ (2017) and International Festival Stgo Off (2019). Today, “La Bailarina”, based on Gabriela Mistral’s poem of the same name, is still being presented as a repertory piece and “Deshacer el Rostro” (the latest piece premiered in April 2022 at Centro Cultural GAM) will be showcased in January 2023 as National Digital Selection at Festival Santiago a Mil 2023.
Anthony Vine is a composer and guitarist living in Red Hook, Brooklyn. His music has been presented internationally through collaborations with Alarm Will Sound, Quatuor Bozzini, the Minnesota Orchestra, Yarn/Wire, and many other musicians. In 2016, he was awarded the Gaudeamus International Composers Award. The jury noted, “Anthony Vine creates a solid, mature, beautifully crafted fragile sound world. He knows how to blur the identity of the different sources of sounds including the use of electronics in a very singular way.” Vine currently serves as the composer-in-residence at The Filomen M. D’Agostino Music School through the support of an Artist Employment Program grant from Creatives Rebuild New York.