About this Event
Please note: both performances are currently sold out, but we are maintaining a waitlist for both evening. Please register above.
The evening will feature Audio Textural Bodies, a dance by Emma Lanier and Cauveri Suresh in conversation with LigoranoReese's compositions for music boxes in the series “Listening to the Material” that are featured in the exhibition, Open Field. Lanier and Suresh's dancework is accompanied by an original score, Tone Grove, by Phyllis Chen and LigoranoReese.
Following the performance, LigoranoReese will give a live music box demonstration. The suite of music boxes transposes Anni Albers’s print and textile compositions onto punch cards. The cards are played as music scrolls which the artists feed through custom music boxes. The boxes are fabricated in collaboration with woodworker Seth Janofsky. The punch cards reference the history of the mechanical jacquard loom as well as technologies of data visualization. The artists explain, “There is a robust musicality in all textiles, from their warp and weft to the shuttle of the loom that weaves them together. Albers herself often talked about the importance of listening to the material ‘as a means of communication.'”
The performance will be complemented by the SFDFF's presentation of Hugo Glendinning and Adrian Heathfield's Spirit Labour (2016), a visual essay that follows the creative practice of sculptor and performance artist Janine Antoni through her collaborations and conversations with the late choreographer Anna Halprin (1920-2021) and the writer Hélène Cixous.
Open Field: Nine Artists Respond to the Ideals of Black Mountain College features historic works by Ruth Asawa, Anni Albers, and John Cage. Contemporary works by Jen Bervin, Lenka Clayton, LigoranoReese, Mary Muszynski, Reniel Del Rosario, Stephanie Syjuco, Leilah Talukder, and Amy Trachtenberg. On view June 5 – September 11, 2021.
NOTE: Full vaccines for all guests over 12 (unless there is a for health reason) and masks are required to attend the performance. Thank you for your cooperation.
Audio Textural Bodies was commissioned by Elly Chen and Richard Grossman for BOXBLUR. Tone Grove was commissioned by The Robert D. Bielecki Foundation.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Catharine Clark Gallery and BOXBLUR, 248 Utah Street, San Francisco, United States