Anti-Establishment Performance Schedule

CCS Bard Galleries
Saturday, June 23, 2012
 

Chelsea Knight and Elise Rasmussen
I Am Not a Man, Not Now
2011–2012
Two-channel video and live performance
Video duration: 10 minutes, looped
Performance duration: 1 hour
CCS Bard Galleries
June 23, 2012, 1:00pm
Courtesy of the artists
 
Sophocles’s tragedy is plumbed for its potential, and shown to be ripe for translation—a tale that details the downfall of a willful woman or, alternately, gives license to women’s role in civic society. Recited here by multiple voices, Antigone’s words refuse to assume singular meaning.

CREW: Camera: Chelsea Knight. Editing: Chelsea Knight and Elise Rasmussen. Sound Recording: Bret Tonelli. Makeup: Kodo Nishimura. Production Assistant: Jeesu Kim. Research Assistant: Bret Tonelli. Choreography: Lucy Simic. ACTORS: David Margulies, Claire Fleury, Corey Tazmania, Kioka Williams. FLUTISTS: Andrew Rehrig, Alex Sopp. SPECIAL THANKS: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Triangle Arts Association, The Hessel Museum of Art, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Produced and Directed by Chelsea Knight and Elise Rasmussen. Produced in part while in residence with Workspace, a residency program of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Triangle Arts Association. All excerpts from Sophocles’s Antigone. Antigone translations by Robert Fagles, John Jay Chapman, Hugh Lloyd-Jones, Bertolt Brecht, H.D.F. Kitto, Sheamus O’Sheel, Nicholas Rudall. Flute music by: Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Georg Philipp Telemann


Sarah Pierce
Future Exhibitions
2009–ongoing
Two rooms, various materials collected from the CCS Bard building, gel filters and audience
Performance duration: 15 minutes
June 23, 2012, 2:30pm
Courtesy of the artist

Future Exhibitions takes place amidst another artwork: Allan Kaprow’s environment Push and Pull: A Furniture Comedy for Hans Hofmann (1963). Furniture and objects related to past exhibitions serve as the props for this reflection on the conception of a history of curating. A performer describes a series of scenes to the audience, each relates to an archival document of a historical exhibition—a scene change takes place; the final scene is left as a work in the exhibition. Future Exhibitions uses the document as a conceptual device and as a literal marker of the ways that institutions anticipate “the work.”

With Krista Peters, Nick Keys, Mae Fatto, Luba Drozd, and Joanne Chung

 
Brennan Gerard & Ryan Kelly
Recto/Verso
2012
Clocks, charcoal on floor, and performance
Performance duration: 30 minutes
CCS Bard Galleries
June 23, 2012, 4:00pm

Two clocks—one cycling forward, the other in reverse—mark military and personal time. When their times momentarily coincide, two performers begin a movement score based on the ticking of a clock, fading in and out of memory while falling in and out of sync.

Projects by Gerard and Kelly are co-produced by Moving Theater with the support of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New York State Council on the Arts, and numerous generous individuals.

 
YES! Association
Hostilities/Events/Inclusion/Assimilation/ Disruptions and Beginnings
2012
A reading/speech/performance
30 minutes
CCS Bard Galleries
June 23, 2012, 4:30 p.m.

The performance will be developed with the Hannah Arendt Collection as a starting point. The work explores the notion of what it means to “give space” to someone else, examining the power hierarchies such an act produces in addition to its obvious generous sides.

Performed by Malin Arnell, Åsa Elzén and Annika Ruth Persson.
 

The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Bard College
Saturday, June 23, 2012


Trajal Harrell
Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (S)
2009
Performance
50 minutes plus 19 minutes pre-show
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College
June 23, 2012, 7:00pm

Pressing two modes of legible and theoretical gesture—postmodernist “downtown” dance and Harlem vogue vernacular—into proximity, Twenty Looks (S) presents an altered version of recent history.

Choreography and Dancer: Trajal Harrell. Dramaturg: Gérard Mayen. Dramaturgical Assistance: Moriah Evans. Soundtrack Design: Trajal Harrell. Music: various, including “For Alan Turning” by Robin Meier and “Again Free” by Imani Uzuri. Costumes: Michael Ventolo and Trajal Harrell. Set: Trajal Harrell. Visual Art (set): Franklin Evans. Coproduction: Workspace Brussels/Working Title Festival, Danspace Project, The New Museum, Crossing the Line Festival 2009. Supported by funds from the 2009- 2010 Danspace Project Commissioning Initiative with support from the Jerome Foundation, The MAP Fund/Rockefeller Foundation, The Alfred Meyer Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Residency support for Twenty Looks or Paris Burning at the Judson Church (S) has been provided by Workspace Brussels and Tanzhaus Düsseldorf.

 
Tere O’Connor
Untitled work in progress
2012
Performance
35 minutes
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
June 23, 2012, 8:00pm

This presentation is an “automatic choreography.” Engaging various techniques developed by O’Connor, the work is shaped live by the performers, blending previously choreographed moments into an improvisational present. These techniques are used in the rehearsal process to make observational sketches and also at the end point as finishing tools to edit more calculated creations. They distinguish themselves from other improvisational practices by a desire to inscribe complex structures whose properties are shaped through a ferocious entanglement with temporality. They are performed as an even blend of process and product. They plumb the deep tissue of shared languages—gestural, linguistic, choreographic. Here, viewers experience flickers of legibility, yet signification refuses to hold tight for long.

PERFORMERS: devynn emory, Ryan Kelly, Mary Read, Tess Dworman. Lighting Concept: Michael O’Connor

 
CCS Bard Fall Performances


Brennan Gerard & Ryan Kelly
Recto/Verso
2012
Clocks, charcoal on floor, and performance

Performance duration: 30 minutes
CCS Bard Galleries
September 19, 4:30pm
November 17, 4:30pm

Two clocks—one cycling forward, the other in reverse—mark military and personal time. When their times momentarily coincide, two performers begin a movement score based on the ticking of a clock, fading in and out of memory while falling in and out of sync.

Projects by Gerard and Kelly are co-produced by Moving Theater with the support of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New York State Council on the Arts, and numerous generous individuals.
 

Trajal Harrell
Conspiracy of Performance
2010 Performance/Lecture
25 minutes
CCS Bard Galleries
October 22, 2012, 2:30pm

Appropriating Jean Baudrillard’s 1996 “Le Complot de l’art” to their own ends, the artists contemplate the current state of performance—its place within the art world and the larger cultural economy.

Created and performed by Trajal Harrell and Perle Perlombe. Created and produced within the cadre of Skite 2010 (Caen, France).
 

YES! Association
Hannah Arendt Memorial Smoking Porch
2012
A commemorative sign
Hannah Arendt Center, Bard College
Date to be announced

A “Hannah Arendt Memorial Smoking Porch” sign placed permanently on the porch to the Hannah Arendt Center building during a ceremony hosted by Malin Arnell, Åsa Elzén, and Annika Ruth Persson.

 

 

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