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About J&S

J&S (Jeremy Hahn & SkyE) are interdisciplinary artists who create durational performative installations, visual art, and participatory movement-based embodied experiences. As process-driven creators, their methodology is rooted in contemplative and ritual practice, inspiring the creation of work that promotes connection, mindfulness, and a sense of ease.

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Jeremy Hahn

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SkyE

artist | educator
storyteller | artist | music maker
Where is the Line?

After the rain; the birds allow me to hear their song; the butterfly allows me to dry them with my breath

Where is the Line between this and that?

 

I feel the flow, and yet I wonder do I write this down or allow the flow to flow 

Where is the  Line?

 

Connection to everything; this space with no words and poetry is

Where is the line

 

Voice to text, text to voice, maybe you pick up what I say maybe you hear maybe you listen maybe we are maybe we aren't the point is there is no point the point is we are point unless we forget and we are lost; elsewhere

Where is the line

 

The line where I allow the words to flow, but have to stop them -- in order to make them words 

when to wait in prose and when to share

Where is the line

 

When is it inspiration, when has it passed its expiration; when are we and where are we when we are trying to encompass the flow that is only the flow when it cannot be encompassed

where is the line

 

The line between me and you

 the line between us and them 

the line between wholeness and individuality 

where is the line

 

Where is the line where we stop speaking and truth is 

 

When does rhythm become music

When do we wake up

 

Where is the line when we end
 

What is the line between life and stagnation

What is the line between birth and death death and birth

Where is the line between me and you

Where is the line between the projections of my mind and the reflections of yours

Where is the line between my dream our dream and the dream

On what line do we end

and love; is.

Love is

Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is allowed

Voice to text saying it better than I ever could love is love is love is allowed

Love is

Love is

Love is love

-SkyE

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SkyE

Raised by the neighborhood bluejays in a town you’ve never heard of, SkyE is a transdisciplinary queer artist, autodidact, and self-made person. Inspired by gospel, birdsong, and improvisation as bridges connecting us to flow and spirit, sky set their sights selectively on theater, opera, painting, circus, poetry, and film utilizing queer methodologies, eventually moving to the great city of Los Angeles which has been their creative home for two decades.

On stage since they could walk, transformative performances shaped sky's view of the possibility of connection through art. The New Yorker said their leading role was 'performed virtuosically' in Hopscotch, a Mobile Opera. LA weekly wrote of their flying through Hollywood Fringe:  'showstopping.' 

A few favorite moments:

The Hammer Museum, The Industry LA, Cleveland Orchestra (NY Times)

Their experimental short films have been screened and honored at film festivals all over the world.

Their visual work shines a queer light on our transient overlooked simple natural places and quotidian life. Rebirth, the LA Department of Cultural Affairs Reimagine Public Art grant recipient, is an oil painting video spoken word piece combining the intentions of live painting, music, nature bathing, and poetry in video art.

They approach the composing of a poem from the musicality of the syllables and the vibrational emotions elicited, incorporating spoken word in many other disciplines.

Multi-hour art happenings sky directs have inspired all across the globe and moved them to current experiments layering past, present, and future artistic realities through technology and audience responsive/immersive experiences that queer our habituated binaries and allow for uncovering our unique creative tools of expression. 

The adaptation required for climate change permeates the immediacy of their themes, and queer visibility inspires their prolific creations.

sky aspires that their work be a seed of a true and modern Queer (un)Enlightenment bringing about The Queer(New) Renaissance where every being, human and non-human, LGBTQ2IAP+ and not, marginalized and center-staged, is recognized as having their own unique dream worth contributing to our co-created reality.

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queer's fluid demands
 

the queer undercurrents fluid estuaries 

undermine the rigid pillars of normativity.

a flash of light

in spectrum vibrancy 

shimmer an oration of change to come.

unbound from binaries 

and linear constraints 

an in-between temporality 

transports beyond predetermined fates,

of contextualization

limited thinking 

and into realms of fantastic awakening. 

doors are open, and a mission unfolds

in emergent gesturing, 

shift a hip

pop that back 

snap and drop down to the floor. 

slide next to me

a caress still lingering 

my goodbye’s purpose, neverending

Jeremy Hahn

Jeremy Hahn (he/they) is an interdisciplinary artist and dance/performance educator currently based at the Brewery Artist Lofts in Los Angeles. His process-based projects are emergent pedagogical experiments rooted in ritual design, contemplative practice, and queer dance research. Artistically, they create solo durational site-responsive performance installations, poems, and creative workshops called “Cultivating the Expressive Body” with J&S Arts. These participatory, collaborative choreographies are performative acts of intervention and celebrations of queer joy.

 

Their current research investigates the intentional design and practice of Queer Contemplative Pedagogy as an adaptable approach to artmaking, teaching, and performance. Grounded in contemplative awareness, this methodology fosters creative inquiry by developing ritual ecologies that encourage self-knowing and reflexivity. This research uplifts the LGBTQ2IA+ community by investigating artistic processes that galvanize contemplative embodied artistic practices as a praxis of care.

 

As a performer, they worked notably with Jane Brucker, Efflorescence, Lucent Dossier Experience, Pennington Dance Group, and Yuval Sharon. They appeared at venues such as LACMA, Severance Hall, The Hammer Museum, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Baik Gallery, The Skirball Cultural Center, The Annenberg Community Beach House, Lightning in a Bottle, EDC, The Edison, The Echo + Echo Plex, Vibiana and Grand Park. 

 

He holds an MFA in Dance from California State University, Long Beach, is pursuing a Ph.D. in Dance at Texas Woman's University, and is a full-time lecturer in The Department of Theatre and New Dance at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

queer's fluid demands

the queer undercurrents fluid estuaries 

undermine the rigid pillars of normativity.

a flash of light

in spectrum vibrancy 

shimmer an oration of change to come.

unbound from binaries 

and linear constraints 

an in-between temporality 

transports beyond predetermined fates,

of contextualization

limited thinking 

and into realms of fantastic awakening. 

doors are open, and a mission unfolds

in emergent gesturing, 

shift a hip

pop that back 

snap and drop down to the floor. 

slide next to me

a caress still lingering 

my goodbye’s purpose, neverending

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The gallery

The Gallery at J&S Arts is a visual and performing arts venue fueled by artistic curiosity, contemplative practice, Queer performance, skyflowers, and love. Enjoy The Queer Temple during the biannual Artwalk at the Brewery Artist Lofts, check for current Events, or Contact-Us to schedule a studio visit.

Layer: Adult StoryTime
Dances for the end of the World Ch.2
Beach Dances
PRISM
In Nature and Sky
SPIRITBODY
Land Art
Beach Dances
Forever Chemicals
SPIRITBODY
Stephen Beitler
Jeremy Hahn
IRL Studio at The Hammer Museum
Winter Reflection
IRL Studio at The Hammer Museum
Marks
SPIRITBODY
SPIRITBODY
Marks
SPIRITBODY
Forever Chemicals
Beach Dances
Expansion and Rebirth
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