In Accordance with Necessity

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In Accordance with Necessity
Curated by: Dawn Kasper

533 S. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
April 11th, 2009 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

downtown/east la
Flexible, please email for appointment.


Five Three Three is pleased to announce a night of contemporary performance entitled in accordance with necessity. A performance event featuring the work of 10 Los Angeles based artists.

Nathan Danilowicz
Corey Fogel
Veronica Gelbaum
Dawn Kasper
Yasmine Kittles
Christopher Kreiling
Lawrence Rengert
Oscar Miguel Santos
Brooke Smiley
Samuel Vasquez

Necessity 1: the quality or state of being necessary 2 a: pressure of circumstance b: physical or moral compulsion c: impossibility of a contrary order or condition 3: the quality or state of being in need; especially: poverty 4 a: something that is necessary: requirement b: an urgent need or desire
— of necessity
: in such a way that it cannot be otherwise; also: as a necessary consequence

“Things aren't all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered, and more unsayable than all other things are works of art, those mysterious existences, whose life endures beside our own small, transitory life." -Rainer Maria Rilke Letters to a Young Poet

"Above all else, it is about leaving a mark that I existed: I was here. I was hungry. I was defeated. I was happy. I was sad. I was in love. I was afraid. I was hopeful. I had an idea and I had a good purpose and that's why I made works of art." -Felix Gonzalez-Torres

“Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. This most of all: ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write? Dig into yourself for a deep answer. And if this answer rings out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong, simple "I must," then build your life in accordance with this necessity; your while life, even into its humblest and most indifferent hour, must become a sign and witness to this impulse. Then come close to Nature. Then, as if no one had ever tried before, try to say what you see and feel and love and lose.” -Rainer Maria Rilke Letters to a Young Poet