Roles in Archive: Artist, Performer
Joseph Keckler is a singer, musician, and interdisciplinary artist whose original works frequently transpose lived experiences into an operatic medium. His most recent performance piece I am an Opera was commissioned by Dixon Place and subsequently presented as part of the Other Forces Festival at Incubator Arts Project. For his appearance at the New Museum, Keckler presents selections of new work, including fragments from a work-in-progress in which he playfully skewers televised singing competitions. Against a backdrop of personal musings and social critique on this subject, Keckler performs a series of imaginary pop songs that erupt into moments of operatic abandon.