PAGE ONE: Kim Brandt with Leslie Cuyjet & Lydia Okrent

Coexisting with André Valensi: Oeuvres 1971-1992

June 12 - June 13, 2021

PAGE ONE: Kim Brandt with Leslie Cuyjet & Lydia Okrent

Coexisting with André Valensi: Oeuvres 1971-1992

June 12 - June 13, 2021




 

Page One
by Kim Brandt
Performed by Kim Brandt, Leslie Cuyjet & Lydia Okrent


When I first saw the work of André Valensi, I immediately knew that Kim Brandt would be the perfect companion artist. I was struck by their shared restraint, stripping down their respective media to their most primary elements- mark-making and movement. Each gesture is measured, deliberate and thoughtful, allowing the viewer to focus on components that would otherwise be lost in a piling on of references. The stitching of the canvas, the tension of the forearm. Far from withholding, both artists are generous with their practices, offering an unimpeded space for exploration and contemplation for the viewer.


Ryan McNamara



Choreography is a way for me to investigate how one relates to their environment, one's connection to others in a given space, and the passing time that defines those relationships. Approaching the body as a material that passes through the mediums of space and time, I create movement scores for dancers to proliferate tones, surfaces, and landscapes. By seeking a creative impetus that is divorced from spectacle, entertainment, or a desire to be seen, I want to explore our physical, spatial, and symbiotic relationship to place. A somatic exploration of togetherness, I consider how we can work not in unison but as a whole—a sum that isn't greater than its parts but that creates another organism. A spatial and temporal occupation, installation, or intervention emerges out of ephemeral experience, and I'm wondering how gravity, duration, and environment guide motion toward inertia.


Kim Brandt 


Livestream: https://vimeo.com/event/1071789

 




Artist : André Valensi


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