Colin Gee

The Whitney Live artist-in-residence program offers performance artists a work space and an audience. Over the course of a year, the resident artist performs works in progress and gives visitors a glimpse into his or her unique work process. The inaugural Whitney Live artist is Colin Gee, a writer/director/performer who studied with acclaimed French mime Jacques Lecoq and worked as a principle Cirque du Soleil clown between 2001 and 2004. Gee caught the attention of Whitney curators when, during the museum’s Calder exhibition, he proposed a performance that commemorated Calder’s “Circus” miniatures. The performance can be seen in the above video and updates on Gee’s projects can be found at his Whitney blog. Most recently, he posted scenes from “Cathedral,” a project in which Gee mimes in the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.