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Poison Remedy Scapegoat
August 16, 2018 - August 17, 2018
Beginning 5pm August 16th
Performance and Exhibition Open August 16th and 17th
5pm – 11pm
Like a cave made out of purple and dark green walls. I roasted things in the oven and you picked at the vegetables like a bird. You’d squeeze the sponge hard so it wouldn’t sit wet and moldy on the counter. One time we drove to the Oregon Coast and I sat in the middle seat in the back.
Poison Remedy Scapegoat is an intra-acting ecosystem of people, sculptural elements and choreographed dance sequences. A collaboration between Olivia Erlanger and Nikima Jagudajev.
We wrestled in the sand and Mad lost the keys. Ned had AAA and we rode home in a tow truck, with a stop on the way at some kind of buffet style diner. Remember that huge lumberjack sculpture in the front? We contaminated each other and grew into ourselves, parting ways and again over time growing closer.
Time passes differently in PRS, night is longer than day, as the atmospheric elements change according to solar wind data streams. Portal sculptures interrupt the floor, standing next to objects of proposed intimate engagement. Visitors are invited to lie down on mattresses, eat cake and generally hang out.
With the angels, Ezra Fieremans, Mor Mendel, Laurel Atwell, Jordan Balaber, devika v. wickremesinghe, Gaunlett Cheng and systems design by Tommy Martinez.
Olivia Erlanger (b.1990, New York, NY) is a sculptor based in Los Angeles. Recent and upcoming solo projects include a solo project at MotherCulture, LA, mouths filled with pollen at AND NOW, Dallas, Body Electric, BMW Frieze Open Work commission at Frieze, London 2017, Dripping Tap at Mathew, New York and The Oily Actor at What Pipeline, Illinois. Recent group shows include Entangled Tales at Rupert, Lithuania, Annex at M+B Gallery, LA, New Human Agenda at AND NOW Dallas, TX, Wormwood at Ellis King, Dublin, Other People’s Things, Brown University, RI. Erlanger is the recipient of Open Work, a BMW Frieze commission. She was a fellow at IdeasCity 2017 in Arles, France and a visiting artist at Brown University in 2016. She co-authored Garage with Luis Ortega Govela, due out September 2018 from MIT Press, in addition to the self-published Hate Suburbia and Born Goth—which was included in Harvard Design Magazine’s Summer 2017 issue. Their documentary, Garage will premiere this fall.
Nikima Jagudajev (b. 1990) is a choreographer. Her work, expanding formal dance into the construction of open-ended socialities, has been presented at the Whitney Museum and Judson Church, in the context of 89+ at LUMA/Westbau (Zurich), Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai), Villa Empain (Brussels), and as part of the Marrakech Biennale (Morocco). She has worked with, among others luciana achugar, Olivia Erlanger, Asad Raza, Tino Sehgal, Mårten Spångberg and Gillian Walsh. She was assistant editor to the anthology Post-Dance (2017) and has published various essays.
Ezra Fieremans is a performer working for and in collaboration with choreographers and film makers.
Since 2008, Laurel Atwell has been living in Brooklyn and making work that has recently become more interdisciplinary with her research conducted as a 2016 Movement Research Artist in Residence. Her work has been presented at Abrons Arts Center, Dixon Place, Center for Performance Research, Draftworks at Danspace Project, Domestic Performance Agency, Links Hall in Chicago, IL, Movement Research at Judson Church, Pieter Performance Space in Los Angeles, CA as well as throughout apartments, parks, bars, and galleries in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. Laurel has the pleasure of collaborating with Tess Dworman; the two recently created WellMan, a class drawing from qi gong and meditation practices. Laurel has recently appeared in the work of Mariangela Lopez, Phoebe Berglund, Kim Brandt, Melanie Maar, Kathy Westwater, Tess Dworman, Ursula Eagly, Nikima Jagudajev, and Milka Djordjevich. She edits the Dance Pamphlets for 53rd State Press, teaches qi gong, and will be back in LA for dual residencies at PAM and Central Park Gallery this October with Jessica Cook.
My name is Mor Mendel and I remember myself dancing under the kitchen table at the age of three and I don’t think I stopped dancing since, professionally and personally. Movement and music are an inspiration, something to feel life through, a drive and a force. I was born in Pittsburg but moved back to Israel where I grew up when I was two. The region and culture I come from, keep on informing and influencing the way I live and move in the world. In Israel I earned my BA in Dance Theater. I later moved to NYC and completed my MFA in dance from Sarah Lawrence College on 2014. I still live in NY where I am creatively engaged with other artists and focus my teaching around people with Parkinson and elderly communities.
Jordan Balaber is a composer, producer and sound artist based in Queens, New York
devika v. wickremesinghe is a dancer person and Los Angeles Expressive. Since 2014, devika has worked in dance and performance with L.A artists including Alexx Makes Dances, Milka Djordjevich, Dorothy Dubrule, Laurel Jenkins, Sarah Leddy, Gwyneth Shanks, and Flora Weigmann. devika is a founding member of taisha paggett’s WXPT. In 2015 she was a part of Maria Hassabi’s PLASTIC at the Hammer Museum. Alongside Alexx Shilling devika curates and produces the long running series Hi, Solo at Pieter Performance Space, a series dedicated to developing the work of emerging L.A choreographers. Most recently, under the direction of Elkahnah Pulitzer and Laurel Jenkins, devika performed in Leonard Bernstein’s MASS at Lincoln Center. She has had the pleasure of working with many New York artists including Diana Crum, Showtime Goma, K.J Holmes, Vanessa Justice, ana isabel keilson, Mariangela Lopez’s ACCIDENTAL MOVEMENT, Jill Sigman and Buck Wanner. Alongside collaborator Samantha Allen, devika creates film and live performance as the Institut IDGAF @institut.idgaf