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Walk on Air is an ensemble of multi-disciplinary artists from diverse backgrounds, synthesizing new forms through collective engagement with the performing and visual arts.

Helen E. Richardson

Interdisciplinary artist

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Helen E. Richardson, multimedia artist with focus on directing, playwriting, and video. Currently a founding member of Walk on Air, a multimedia performance ensemble merging online and live performance.  Taught Theatre and served as Director of the Performance and interactive Media Arts MFA at Brooklyn College, 2005-2020. Invited by National Theatre of Greece to present Medea Redux, a Preview, as part of an online festival highlighting NY based theatre artists working with ancient Greek themes, June, 2021. Recipient of the Bernard H, Stern Professorship in Humor, 2019-21. Workshopped and presented excerpts from her music-theatre piece Transcendent, about the 19th century feminist, journalist, Transcendentalist Margaret Fuller, January ’20, in collaboration with the opera program at Brooklyn College. Her play UBUR, an adaptation of the Ubu trilogies by Alfred Jarry, set in contemporary America, is published by Samuel French. Co-curator, producer, dramaturg, Global Theatre Ensemble’s theatre project on Eliminating Violence Against Women, commissioned by the United Nations, 2008. Trained in maskwork and ensemble devising with Ariane Mnouchkine of the Théâtre du Soleil. Writings on methods of the Théâtre du Soleil published by Methuen and Routledge. Has given workshops on maskwork at various institutions including Swarthmore College, University of Utah, Brooklyn College and Theatrelab in NYC. Trained with Sotigui Kouyaté of the Peter Brook Company in ensemble techniques. Formerly Artistic Director of the Stalhouderij Theatre Company, Amsterdam, an international ensemble creating new works, and recognized for best productions of the year in the Netherlands on themes exploring the encounter between the ‘old’ and ‘new’ world, women’s rights, and economic disparity. Her production of A Midsummer Night's Dream was listed among the best productions of the year in 1991 by Amsterdam newspapers. The Stalhouderij's production of The Game, by Venezuelan playwright Mariella Romero, which Richardson co-directed, was cited by Amsterdam's City Life, now Time Out, as the best production in the Netherlands in 1992. 

Deborah Latz

multidisciplinary artist

Deborah Latz is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist. A practicing vocalist, composer, musician, sound artist, actor, improviser, playwright, theater/video maker, voice teacher, educator, sewist, and a founding member of Walk on Air. Collaborative works 2019 New York City: Open Your Heart and Mind a sound/video/dreamscape of improvised North Indian classical ragas/world-jazz sensibility at Theater Center at West Park, NYC and IF-THEN-ELSE, sonic environments, textural digital landscapes, and collaborative interactions at MITU580, Brooklyn, NY. Latz founded and curated the VoxEcstatic Series at Cornelia Street Underground in New York’s Greenwich Village from 2016 to 2018, The New Yorker in 2016, “You may not recognize all the singers in this intriguing festival—curated by the gifted and nurturing singer and teacher Deborah Latz—but each brings a compelling presence to the stage while reminding us that New York remains a hothouse for jazz vocal talent.” In 2015 she received a four-star DownBeat review, “The directness of Latz’s delivery is a matter of wised-up, mature consolation, the honesty of shared confidence” for her fourth jazz vocal release, sur l’instant.  Deborah is co-founder of the neo-folk, jazz fusion vocal duo with Pat Wictor, who released their 2018 debut disc, counterpoise. Deborah received her certification in Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method in Levels I, II, and III while attending the Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia. Other certifications include Acting from the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.), in San Francisco, CA and the British American Drama Academy (BADA), in Oxford, England UK (master classes with Sir Derek Jacobi and Jeremy Irons). Deborah holds an MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College and a Bachelor of Science from CUNY BA.

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composer, performer, sound artist

Andy Mason

Andy Mason is a composer, performer, and sound artist who specializes in blending disparate styles and colors and is a founding member of Walk on Air.  His musical history includes writing music for film, stage, and digital media, and many years performing as a rock and roller, crooner, and songsmith across a spectrum of venues – from dives and piano bars to theaters and concert halls.  Holding a Masters of Composition from Brooklyn College (and an MFA candidacy in Sonic Arts), Mason has studied with Arturo O’Farrill, Marina Rosenfeld, Dalit Warshaw, Raleigh Dailey, George Brunner, and Doug Geers, combining interests in jazz and roots music with ever more abstract sonic impulses.  A foundation as a singer/songwriter still feeds a preoccupation with hummable tunes, informed by improvisation and experimentation.

Inkyoung Bae

multimedia artist

Inkyoung Bae is a multimedia artist based in South Korea and New York and is a founding member of Walk on Air. She depicts a weird but heartwarming world through surreal and fun images. Combining live-action video, visual effects, animation, illustration, performance, and interactive media, she talks about humanity of non-human, inexperienced nostalgia, and hopeful dystopia. Starting with her work, Mom, am I doing well?, which received support from the  National Geographic Channel Korea and KOCCA in 2013, Inkyoung focuses on video works, interactive art and performances. The Dino Show, a video-sound performance & interactive installation art premiered in NY. She exhibited the newest interactive installation art Unreachable in Brooklyn and was also invited to the film festival Twisted Oyster Film Festival with her interactive documentary Never Be the Same. In 2018, as an Artist in Residence at Andy’s Summer Playhouse in New Hampshire  she co-cultivated the project, Dream Data, which explored kids’ nightmares. In 2020, she presented the immersive TV opera The Weather Channel on Youtube as a live performance. And most recently, the TV opera Fire Heart through funding from Seoul Foundation of Art and Culture.

Adrian D. Cameron

theater/performance/media artist

Adrian D. Cameron is a Brooklyn-based theater/performance/media artist and technologist with over twenty years of experience in a diversity of creative fields, including media design, theater, performance art, sound design, and computational creativity. He is an alumnus of Brooklyn College’s Performance & Interactive Media Arts MFA program, beginning his career as a freelance theater director in New York City before relocating to Seattle in 2006 where, as the Founder/Bureau Chief of Irrational Robot Bureau, he presented numerous original experimental theater productions. His most recent work explores the creative applications of both established and emergent technologies and their intersections with live performance.

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