Over/Heard is a series of sound and ephemera collages created from the interviews and other artifacts collected through the Nonlinear Lineage project. These collages are presented through periodic listening installations.

Previous Installations have included:

The Prelude Festvial
Thursday, October 9th and Friday, October 10th, 2014
On view in the lobby of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center
From 3PM until 9PM


American Realness Festival
Thursday, January 9 – Sunday, January 19, 2014
Abrons Arts Center Culpeper Gallery
466 Grand Street / FREE


Nonlinear Lineage is mostly on pause. It may restart.

It’s an effort to share a criss-crossing artistic lineage of experimental dance and performance in New York City through elements of oral history, an ephemera archive, live interviews and other events which highlight historic performance in conversation with contemporary practice. The recordings and other artifacts are presented in periodic live events. Additional curiosities are available online here.

Nonlinear Lineage is an auto-ethnographic project organized by Sarah Maxfield in collaboration with Elliott Cennetoglu. Linking artists by self-defined influences, and grounding the stories within the context of NYC’s ever-changing landscape, the project explores an artist-driven history in form and content that reflects the impact of artists on the city and vice-versa. It also takes into account the imperfect nature of memory and the importance of context to present a mapping of history that is fluid and contains multiple points of view.

Advisors to the project have included curator/producer Carla Peterson, artists/educators Lenora Champagne and Holly Hughes, as well as Susan Kraft, Coordinator of the Oral History Archive and Project at the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.