About Fabled Narcissism
Fabled Narcissism is a platform for multidisciplinary art, featuring performances and visual art exhibitions, lead by creative directors and producers Haley Morgan Miller, Ragin Smith, and Nathan Dies. Our events meld several mediums of art into an immersive evening full of mysticism and fantasy.
We aspire to strengthen the connections between artists and their community and encourage diversity of thought, with artistic experiences and fresh insights by queer emerging artists. Fabled Narcissism creates space for artists that push the boundaries of experimental and interdisciplinary ideas.
We believe that there is an incredible amount of learning and beauty that occurs when a multitude of art mediums are showcased side by side. Sculpture and live music, dance and fabric art, painting and theater – by altering the circumstances in which we witness these various forms, can barriers dissolve to open communication and rewrite our perception to unlock an interconnected story?
Founded by Haley and Ragin, Fabled Narcissism premiered in March of 2022, selling out a two day show that featured 8 performances, 13 exhibitions and installations, all together showcasing over 25 artists. Unified under one event movement, theater, dance, painting, drawing, sculpture, live music, photography, textiles, media, video, visual poetry, and audience participation came together into an evening of rendering a complete image from seemingly unacquainted stories. Audiences had the opportunity to bring artwork home by purchasing visual art for sale and embellishing their bodies with the work of tattoo and piercing artists.
The show title begs audiences and artists to examine the artistic process from start to finish to notice where on the pendulum of morality their experience falls. The artist sculpts a fable that the viewer interprets and later shares to outside eyes. Swinging between behavioral patterns of narcissism and empathy, they each work through opinions and understandings.
Witness | Reflect | Celebrate | Connect
What fable will you conjure from the myth of the moment?
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Art that lives in, on, and beyond the physical body featured in performances, exhibitions, and interactive experiences.
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Haley Morgan Miller is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She observes the existence of movement in all things from nature to technology – gentle choreographies of time passing. Sensitive to these patterns, their creations derive digital realms and physical apparitions to zoom in on emotional entanglements, stories, and inquiries. Haley is the co-founder, creative director and co-producer of Fabled Narcissism arts events. Her media art and creative technology has been presented with Art She Says, Rubulad, and Paraffin Magazine. Haley’s choreography has been shown with Movement Research, Emerging Artist Theatre New Work Series, Christina Noel & The Creature, Fabled Narcissism, Marinnovators Science and Technology Festival, and Vision Series Festival. They have presented films at Anyplace Anytime Online Dance Film Festival by Cross Move Lab, FRAMES Virtual Festival hosted by Collective Exchange, and Saint Bimbo’s Film Church. Haley is a company member with sarAika movement collective, and Chloe Kastner Dance Company. She was pleased to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022. As an AR filter creator they have designed for fashion brands, musicians, dance companies, tattoo artists, and events. Haley graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in Contemporary Dance from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where she performed work by Mark Morris, Juel D. Lane, Michael Figueroa, and Jun Kuribayashi.
Haley Morgan Miller
Founder, Director, Prodcuer
Founder, Director, Prodcuer
Ragin Smith is a dancer, choreographer, and performance artist based in Brooklyn. She develops deconstructed narratives by stringing together movement, poetry, objects, and sound. She has presented work at The Tank, Fabled Narcissism, ESTIA Day Fest, and as an artist in residence at the Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation. She will be in process during an upcoming spring residency at Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre. Ragin has performed works by Brendan Fernandes, Evan Ray Suzuki, Andrea Miller, Valeria Gonzalez, Morgan Bobrow-Williams, Ryan Bailey, Troy Ogilvie, La Intrusa Company, and more! She received a BFA in Dance and a Minor in Business Management from Marymount Manhattan College. Aside from her freelance projects, Ragin is a member of the Wet Hairy Women Collective, Hivewild, Verbal Animal, MORISATO, and Alison Chase/Performance. She works closely with Haley Morgan Miller to direct and produce the Fabled Narcissism arts events.
Producer, Sound Engineer
Nathan Dies is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer from São Paulo, Brazil, currently based in Brooklyn, NYC. They fuse their cultural background from acapela prayers to 30’s Brazilian Samba and early 2000’s Pop to create an expressive mix of dreamy plastic synths with acoustic instruments. Nathan’s career started in the Brazilian Indie Rock scene performing in multiple venues and festivals with their band Bacos, before studying at Berklee College of Music, where they adopted orchestral instruments, art pop and playful experimental sounds into their distinct aesthetic. Since their move to Brooklyn in 2020, Nathan has taught music production classes at Roads to Success, worked as an assistant engineer for producer Scotty Hard and as a sound engineer and audio editor for Breaking Sound. In 2021 they released their debut record Instinto and performed shows at venues such as The Cutting Room, Berlin Under A and LMCC’s Art Center in Governor’s Island. As a sound designer, Nathan developed the audio reactive sounds for the Futures exhibit at the Smithsonian Art & Industries Building and prototypes for the Illuminarium in Atlanta working for the Lab at Rockwell Group. As a part of the creative team, they developed sound for Nona Hendryx and Chagall’s live interactive performance Dream Machine. They composed and performed the soundtrack for Every Morning a New Arrival by Lauren Altman that debuted at the Art She Says gallery in 2021. Currently, Nathan is producing songs for new artists, recording their next album, and playing shows in New York as a solo artist, bassist, and electronics performer for acts such as Alici, and Washburn and The River. For the past year, Nathan has supplemented their career with his work as a sound engineer at The Ned Nomad and Nublu.