Object as Performer
Featuring work by: The A.O. Movement Collective, Rebecca Davis, Martin Lanz, Abigail Levine, Juri Onuki, Nina Schwanse and Felisia Tandiono.
Object as Performer brings together dance, performance, video and installation artists whose work elevates inanimate objects beyond the role of a simple prop.
Rebecca Davis will debut Restless Nest, which explores leftovers and mutability through the lens of digestion, dreams, and trash. Abigail Levine will perform her work Backshore, which uses masking tape to measure the distances and intimacies between performer, audience, and theater space. Juri Onuki will perform her solo piece Under, where she explores her senses in the relationship among her body, mind and the transparent material. Nina Schwanse's three videos First Church, My Honda and Homegrown, which collectively deal with the gendered object as it is represented through strategies of local advertising and tradeshow marketing, will be screened in the Object as Performer gallery. The A.O. Movement Collective will perform three sections from barrish. In these sections, red string makes visible the connections encounters create. Felisia Tandiono's newest work Be Glow investigates an object-character commentary utilizing a common tool for public display, neon signs. It will be on display in the window of CPR-Center for Performance Research.
Object as Performer will also be accompanied by a book of photos and essays by the artists on the topic of objects in performance. This is available for pre-order via the show's Indiegogo campaign at http://www.indiegogo.com/Object-as-Performer?a=399324
Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222