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Redactions (In Progress)
April 11, 2019 8:00 pm
This is a new way to think of oneself, [ ] a body composite. No firm boundaries, not a me with space around. But one of those games, [ ] [ ] magnet shards that pull [ ] apart at a suggestion, seem whole but disperse into their millions. Think of yourself that way, a toy of many, host, hosting, little bugs, [ ] gathered for a feast, a jam, a quorum, a minion. [ ] Body doesn’t do a dance, it is one.
A performance by Abigail Levine and Paula Matthusen.
Abigail Levine is an artist working between New York and Los Angeles. Rooted in dance but moving across media—performance, text, drawing, sound—Levine focuses on the poetics of our body’s work, how we record and value it. Her latest work, the Restagings series, has been presented at Fridman Gallery, Vox Populi and The Knockdown Center, supported by Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New Music USA, and residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn Arts Exchange and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Past works have been presented throughout the US, in Cuba, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Greece and Taiwan. Levine performed with both Marina Abramovic (2010) and Yvonne Rainer (2018) in their retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art.
Paula Matthusen is a composer who writes both electroacoustic and acoustic music and realizes sound installations. She has written for diverse instrumentations, such as “run-on sentence of the pavement” for piano, ping-pong balls, and electronics, which Alex Ross of The New Yorker called “entrancing.” Her work often considers discrepancies in musical space—real, imagined, and remembered. Awards include the Walter Hinrichsen Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Fulbright Grant, two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers’ Awards, and the 2014 – 2015 Elliott Carter Rome Prize. Matthusen is currently Associate Professor of Music at Wesleyan University.
Doors 7:30, show 8