Week 9: Bells and Whistles
Saturday August 8th
Week 9: Pascual Sisto, Bells and Whistles
& a preview of Some Riding, a new choreographic service by Adam Linder.
Choreographic service: promptly 5-6pm
"Opening" reception: 6-8pm
On Saturday August 8th, please join us for the "opening" or the culmination of This Sentence, as the final piece, Pascual Sisto's Bells and Whistles, enters the scene. Right before the opening, promptly at 5pm, we will be presenting a preview of Adam Linder's Some Riding, a new choreographic service for hire.
While articulating the different elements of a performance (the choreography, the set, its lights and its resulting screen-image) Pascual Sisto's contribution is a synchronization of light, video and sound. It is an exercise in scenography that isolates the different elements of an animation or a performance typically used to enhance the main subject. It is the background made foreground. With a *poof* of smoke, a splash, a swoosh, Sisto plays on the supporting lines, the transition effects and the in-between space of a stage set.
Prior to the "opening" reception, from 5-6pm, Adam Linder has been hired to present a one hour preview ofSome Riding a new choreographic service performed with Frances Chiaverini, with texts by Catherine Damman and Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer. In Linder's own words: "The writers [...] have written two texts that individually address choreographic embodiment and an economy of servicing. The dancers [...] will vocally and physically RIDE these texts, generating a contextual understanding from within the embodied productivity."
ps: This is Week 9 of a summer-long exhibition, This Sentence, whose artists and ideas are accumulating.
The exhibition will run from June 6th to August 22nd. It is organized by Public Fiction at China Art Objects and presents the work of (in order of appearance): Becket Flannery, Gregory Kalliche, Sascha Braunig, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Emily Mast, Ryan Gander, Tamara Henderson, Helen Marten and Pascual Sisto, alongside a program of screenings including: John Smith, Merce Cunningham, Sophia Al-Maria, Charles Atlas, Ericka Beckman, Derek Boshier, Joan Jonas, Ohad Fishof, Tzion Abraham Hazan, Babette Mangolte, Sara Magenheimer, Rashaad Newsome, Shahryar Nashat, A. Michael Noll, and Martine Syms. There will be performances staged by Ryan Gander, and Adam Linder, as well as a conversation with writer Alexander Keefe.
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