Performance: In My Arms (like a raft, like rope)
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Tue, 09/27/2022 – 13:30
Commissioned by LACMA, In My Arms (like a raft, like rope) is a roving performance that responds to work by select women artists represented in LACMA’s Modern Art collection: Ruth Asawa, Jay DeFeo, Helen Frankenthaler, Maren Hassinger, Dorothea Tanning, Lenore Tawney, and Anne Truitt.
By tracing a line between these artists’ physical lives—their bodies, their labor—and their artworks, the performance animates the Modern Art Galleries and illuminates the lived experience that wove itself into the work on view.
In My Arms is directed by artist Zoe Aja Moore and developed with an ensemble of seven female-identified performers. A work of movement and spoken text, In My Arms presents a constellation of voices that celebrate the lives of the artists and evoke a multiplicity of experiences relating to the body—not just the physicality of art-making, but also how sexuality, illness, motherhood, aging, and labor enter their work.
Collaborators on In My Arms (like a raft, like rope) include Amanda Shank, Sarahjeen Francois, Andrea LeBlanc, Tane Kawasaki, Fiona Dyer, Laurel Irene, and Brigette Dunn-Korpela.
There will be two 50-minute performances of In My Arms taking place at 6 pm and then again at 7:30 pm.
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-Wed, 10/19/2022 – 20:30
Image: L: © Myles Pettengill; R: Installation view of the new Modern Art presentation on BCAM, Level 3, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, June 13, 2021–ongoing, photo © Fredrik Nilsen
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