Moving Body, Moving Study

In conjunction with Next Wave Art
September 14, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Brooklyn Academy of Music
BAM Fisher Lower Lobby

Freya Powell, Sable Elyse Smith, Patty Chang

Lauren Bakst, Jesse Chun, Kerry Downey and Joanna Seitz

Kevin Jerome Everson, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Gloria Maximo

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An exhibition of time- and movement-based work that explores the body’s capacity for remembering. In Moving Body, Moving Study, we consider the ways in which artists score, archive, or otherwise embed gestures and movement to relay accumulated experience, trauma, and historical and cultural memory. Engaging the BAM Fisher Lower Lobby as a space for reflection and refuge, this unique program features three screenings rotated monthly, readings and public events, and newly commissioned print publications.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Lauren Bakst, in the not not
Much like the publication and video works accompanying this performance, in the not not announces and negates the role of the performer, again and again, using language to bring multiple kinds of sensing and sense-making to bear on the live. As Rachel Valinsky writes, “Bakst proposes that we strip and reexamine the conditions enabling performance’s viewability, to better trace the forms it takes, be that in our everyday experiences, intimate and personal relationships, memories, or on stage.”

Jesse Chun and Guadalupe Maravilla, Liquid Myths
A collaborative sound lecture merging historic, mythological, and lyrical narratives and songs from South Korea and South America. Folk songs, bedtime lores, shamanistic traditions, and K-pop or Latin love songs mix in Liquid Myths, which contemplates tales of land, displacement, and mobility. By sonically mixing fragments of their cultural memories, Chun and Maravilla author a new kind of folklore, subverting homogenous, nationalist narratives, and opens up a transcultural geography of sound.