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An Occupation of Loss

September 13, 2016-September 25, 2016

An Occupation of Loss – a major performance/installation project and collaboration between NIAS Senior researcher Ida Nicolaisen & the artist Taryn Simon has opened in grand hall at the Park Avenue Armory in New York.

The project  brings 30 professional mourners to Manhattan from all parts of the globe to take part in  the multidisciplinary artwork, An Occupation of Loss.

“It has been a wonderful journey and to finally meet the many performers has been most touching. It has been very complicated […] especially those who come from remote parts of the world. But now they are all here in New York from as far as Ecuador, Venezuela, Cambodia, Bhutan, Borneo, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadjikistan, Albania, Greece, Colombia, Romania, Tamil Nadu,  Russia and Ghana and Burkina Faso. We have had a very special and wonderful week rehearsing. They are all great personalities, warm and fun  and of course fantastic performers. I wish you could share the experience with me but take a look at the review. I am so grateful to be part of this and make these new friends” says Ida.

Read the front page New York Times review here.

An Occupation of Loss


September 13, 2016
September 25, 2016


Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue NY
New York, NY 10065 United States
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