Jonathan Nosan is a fantastic performer. We’ve been lucky to have him do his thing for us a couple of times now. The first time he appeared, our mutual friend Sxip Shirey brought him along as a special guest and they blew the roof off the joint. For The Unknown, I first reached out to two community members to curate this element of the service: it’s the performance moment. The two I had asked didn’t feel they had anything that fit the bill and then, I remembered that Jonathan was back in town [he’s on hiatus from LIMBO, a spiegeltent cabaret show he’s been working on for a year now in London and other cities] – SO, I reached out to Jonathan and asked if he’d make something for us. I’m thrilled he said yes.
Here’s his bio below:
New York City’s Jonathan Nosan is a Physical Artist working primarily in the mediums of circus and ceramics. His physical art has toured the past year and a half internationally with the Spiegeltent show “LIMBO” while his visual art just completed a show at the Royal College of Art in London. The precision and peril he brings to his onstage performance carries through into his ceramics: strength, simplicity, and the exposure of internal beauties and pains are revealed in both art forms with the human body and the clay pushed beyond their perceived abilities.