“Melding oral history, queer theory, performance art, and guerrilla activism, the experience took on remembrances of things past with irreverent nonlinear aplomb.” – Hyperallergic, October 8,2014, Daniel Larkin
Todd Shalom and Niegel Smith (Elastic City) are a NYC-based arts collaborative that work with text, sound, and image to conceive and stage interactive performances in public and private environments. Their two-person performances include Favorites, Crossing Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum (2014) Selfies, Prelude Festival, New York City (2013); and Intermission, Performance Space 122, New York City (2013). They are recipients of the Space Grant, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Brooklyn (2014). Shalom’s residencies include SHIFT residency, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, New York City (2013); and Akiyoshidai International Art Village Residency, Yamaguchi, Japan (2013). Smith’s residencies include Dartmouth College Vox Fest Residency, Hanover, New Hampshire (2014) and Oregon Shakes Black Swan Residency, Ashland, Oregon (2013). Shalom received a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University and an M.F.A from the California College of the Arts. Smith received a B.A. from Dartmouth College.