Choreographing LeWitt

Choreographing LeWitt

Choreographing LeWitt is a 25-hour performance installation that uses the instructions for Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing # 56 as a choreographic score. A single dancer performs the drawing over the course of five days on a wall mic-ed for sound. As the dancer performs each of the work’s 3,728 lines, both a visual and sonic archive of her precise labor accumulate in the space.

 

Maria, Maria

Maria, Maria

Maria, Maria is a two-dancer, choreographic and sonic installation based on Walter de Maria’s 360° I Ching/ 64 Sculptures. Two dancers (the Marias) lay down the lines of de Maria’s sculpture, allowing the sculpture to be seen evolving incrementally though never completely. Highlighting de Maria’s work with trumpeter Don Cherry, the rods that compose the sculpture are turned into pitched instruments, which sound as they are dragged into position.

 

Three Ls (Elles)

Three Ls (Elles)

Three Ls (Elles) is a trio that draws a link between Robert Morris’s relationships and work with three seminal female dance-performance artists—Simone Forti, Yvonne Rainer, and Carolee Schneemann—and the principle behind his sculptural work Untitled (3 Ls): to consider the “same form simultaneously from multiple perspectives.”[1] The choreographed work begins with the static forms of Morris’s sculpture and animates them in a tumbling choreographic loop that can be staged in a gallery or public space.

 

Lean

Lean

Lean takes Richard Serra’s Prop, a static demonstration of “the forces of gravity, weight, and motion” and extends it into time.[2] The performance work is collection of durational solos spread throughout an institutional space that map the effects of these fundamental physical principles from object onto the human body.

 

Beneath

Beneath

Beneath inverts the relationship to bodies that Carl Andre proposed with his floor-bound works—the invitation to walk on top of them. In performance, a single dancer moves herself under each panel, gradually raising and lowering them from horizontal to vertical and back. What may lie beneath the ground of these works?