Erika Vogt: Performa 15

Thursday, November 12, 2015. 9:00 pm

Erika Vogt: Performa 15

Thursday, November 12, 2015. 9:00 pm

Los Angeles-based visual artist Erika Vogt has convened a bevy of like-minded collaborators including Math Bass, Shannon Ebner, and Adam Putnam, to imagine a new iteration of her Artist Theater Program: an exhibition conceived for a black box theater.

An experimental filmmaker, the layered quality of Vogt’s moving image work expands in this project into the dynamism of physical space. Set at Roulette, an Art Deco gem in Brooklyn, this live exhibition plays with the mechanics of the theater, unfolding in an atmospheric continuum where artworks move, collide, and overlap in time as well as space. The intimacy of works and players on stage bridges visual arts and theater, where all elements of the performance are collaged across poetry, images, shapes, and actions. Combining performers, artworks, sets, props, songs, and lighting effects, the Artist Theater Program establishes an in-between space where roles and identities lack clear definition and resist simplification.

Curated by Charles Aubin.

Slideshow image credit: Erika Vogt, Artist Theater Program, 2014, featuring Adam Putnam, Flora Wiegmann, and Shannon Ebner and artwork by MPA, Erika Vogt, Silke Otto-Knapp, Flora Wiegmann, and Shannon Ebner; photo by Ryan Jenkins, courtesy of the artist and Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York. Erika Vogt, Artist Theater Program, 2014, featuring Math Bass, Allison Clark, Seantel Chamberlain, Ellen Foster, Alisa Silkelianos-Carter and Mark So and artwork by MPA, Erika Vogt, Silke Otto-Knapp, Flora Wiegmann, and Shannon Ebner; photo by Ryan Jenkins, courtesy of the artist and Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York.

Produced by Performa in association with Lafayette Anticipation – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris. Co-presented with Roulette. Co-produced with ICA Miami.

TICKETS: $25/20

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