For well over a decade Thollem and ACVilla’s collaborations have resulted in many different projects, including multimedia experiences as well as documentaries of artists engaged in their communities. Organizations within which Thollem and ACVilla have participated range from public and private schools to universities, from museums and film societies to DIY spaces and community centers throughout N. America and Europe.
“Slyly sublime and beautifully brutal” – August March, Albuquerque Alibi
“The kind of fiercely independent artists the world needs more of.” – LiveEye TV
“The duo’s performance as a whole was utterly unique, inviting a deep sense of reflection.” – Lola Watts, Santa Barbara Independent
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Livorno IT @ Teatro Refugio – site-specific residency
Palermo, Sicilia – work on The Story Of Curva Minore, a documentary
Santa Fe, NM @ Acequias de Las Joyas – continuing work on various documentaries
Poschiavo CH @ Uncool – workshop at local school and creating site-specific visual and audio recordings.
Amsterdam NL @ The Atelier – to gather material for 2024 documentary.
St. Erme FR @ Performing Arts Forum (PAF) – artists exchange.
Porto PT @ Sonoscopia – to develop site-specific piece.
Brooklyn, NY @ Pioneer Works – composing site-specific music and developing contextualizations.
Gary, IN @ Calumet Artist Residency – project about Joe Hill. ACVilla: contextualizations realized with public domain footage. Thollem: compositions of songs with lyrics inspired by Joe Hill.