Three Works ‘In Process’ at Watermill Center

An opportunity to see the work of the three current resident artists
Jarrod Beck will present “The Moon,” an installation of paper pulp, blown glass, and cast-aluminum with objects from the Watermill Center’s collection, on Saturday as part of the center’s In Process open studios and workshops. Etienne Frossard

In Process at the Watermill Center will provide an opportunity on Saturday afternoon between 2 and 4 to see what the three current resident artists, ANTIMETODO, Jarrod Beck, and Bastienne Schmidt, are up to.

ANTIMEDO, an artists’ collective from Chile, focuses mainly on theater, dance, and music, conceiving of performance as a lens to look at and direct creation. During its residency, the group is developing “Al Pacino,” which will be presented on Saturday as a work in progress involving film and performance.

It explores the multiple possibilities created by the relationship among performers, audience, and a screen. “By examining the power of image in cinema, we will look into the notion of the ‘photogenic,’ which generates reality around conceptions such as self and identity,” according to a statement by the group.

Mr. Beck, who has studios in Los Angeles and upstate New York, is an installation artist, printmaker, and sculptor. He will present “The Moon,” an installation of paper pulp, blown glass, and cast-aluminum components together with elements from the Watermill Center’s collection. 

“The Moon” began as an epic poem whose themes include environmental devastation, the AIDS epidemic, and queer collectivist activism. The performance combines the physical geometry of the massive spherical sculpture with movement, sound, and text.

Bastienne Schmidt, who lives and works in Bridgehampton, will be working at the center on her “Grids and Threads” series, which is inspired by the environment and the center’s collection. The project considers the concept of restraint, as represented by the grid, within the parameters of which freedom is possible. 

The materials used are string and paper. The idea of a series of never-ending variation links the work with the Minimalism of Agnes Martin and Robert Ryman, according to the artist. After presenting the work created during the residency, Ms. Schmidt will lead a visit to an outdoor installation constructed of fabric and stakes.

Free tours of the building, grounds, gardens, art collection, and study library will be offered between 1 and 2. Reservations, which are required for the tours and the public programs, can be made at watermillcenter.org.