October 3, 2012 - MoMA PS1 - October
October 3, 2012

October

THE REINCARNATION OF ROCKLAND PALACE (AFRIKA UNBOTHERED-CARTIER KHAN): an art project by Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon, 2012. Photographer: Marcus Ohlsson.

October at MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

www.momaps1.org

The MoMA PS1 Performance Dome returns this month to host our weekly Sunday Sessions series as well as other special performances and exhibitions. Upcoming programs include a performance by Guido van der Werve with the American Symphony Orchestra (October 7); the premiere of James Fotopoulos & Laura Parnes’s Ten Ways of Doing Time (October 14); and a Halloween Party (October 28), among others.

Join us on October 21 for our Fall Open House to celebrate the opening of Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980, New Pictures of Common Objects, and Matt Connors: Impressionism. The opening celebration will include a performative program selected by Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade; a book launch and conversation with artist Clifford Owens; a cash bar; and delicious eats provided by M. Wells.


SUNDAY SESSIONS WITH GUIDO VAN DER WERVE AND “THE MOVEMENT BALL”
Sunday, October 7, 12–9pm

Guido van der Werve presents Nummer veertien, home, 2012
4pm, the MoMA PS1 Performance Dome

Guido van der Werve presents his requiem for Nummer veertien, home, 2012 with the American Symphony Orchestra. The symphony is an interwoven narrative indebted to the legacy of Alexander the Great, Chopin’s death and van der Werve’s personal history. It explores themes seen often in van der Werve’s work, namely physical endurance, the immensity of the natural world, the indelible links between history and geography, melancholy and the solitary – all contextualized within the scope of van der Werve’s surrealistic vision and wry humor.

Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon present “The Movement Ball” in collaboration with The Kiki Scene and Document Journal. Also featuring a preview of the work-in-progress documentary Gesture.
7–9pm, the MoMA PS1 Performance Dome

Artist Sara Jordenö and ballroom performer Twiggy Pucci Garçon host “The Movement Ball” with members of The Kiki Scene alongside a preview of their “in progress” documentary, Gesture. A celebration on the occasion of the opening of ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 Magazine Store in collaboration with Document Journal, Faces NY, Inc. and Damiani, alongside a preview of their in-progress documentary Gesture, in what will be the first ever public presentation of this underground scene.


SUNDAY SESSIONS HOSTED BY LIA GANGITANO OF PARTICIPANT INC.
Sunday, October 14, 12–6pm

CANDIDATE (Lovett/Codagnone & Michele Pauli)
The Moral Repellent is US, Live musical performance featuring Sandra Ceccarelli, Jim Fletcher, Gary Indiana & Kate Valk.
2–3pm, the MoMA PS1 Performance Dome

CANDIDATE is an ongoing collaboration between artist team Lovett/Codagnone and musician Michele Pauli, of Italian band Casino Royale. The band often collaborates with other actors within the context of their performances; in the case of The Moral Repellent is US, film actress Sandra Ceccarelli; actor and member of the New York City Players, Jim Fletcher; writer, filmmaker and visual artist Gary Indiana and actress and founding member of Wooster Group, Kate Valk.

BEAUT (Marti Domination & Paul Twinkle)
Songs of Ruin, Live musical performance by Marti Domination, vocalist and Paul Twinkle, electric guitar.
3–3:30pm, the MoMA PS1 Performance Dome

BEAUT is a musical collaboration between Marti Domination and Paul Twinkle. Domination is an actor/performer who has starred in such films as Matthew Barney’s Cremaster 1 and Tessa Hughes-Freeland’s Dirty. She appears in both Laura Parnes’ County Down and in James Fotopoulos’ upcoming Nautilus. Twinkle was guitarist of Stiffs, Inc.

James Fotopoulos & Laura Parnes
Ten Ways of Doing Time, 2012
3:30–5:30pm, the MoMA PS1 Performance Dome

MoMA PS1 hosts the global premiere of James Fotopoulos and Laura Parnes’ Ten Ways of Doing Time (2012). The feature length video, starring Jim Fletcher and Stephanie Vella, fuses prison drama with science fiction genre, creating an experimental narrative that follows the disintegration of a science project to transform the inmates into super-soldiers. Both outrageous and irreverent, the sprawling scope of this chapter-based video mirrors its content through its structure, allowing the tight formality initially employed to explode into controlled states of anarchy.   

ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 Presents Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies: Lafayette Park, Detroit book launch
4–5pm, Lobby

Join ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 for the launch of Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies, a new publication from Metropolis Books that looks at a middle-class residential complex in downtown Detroit called Lafayette Park, home to the largest collection of buildings designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the world. In the book, Lafayette Park is examined through interviews with and essays by residents of the buildings, giving the reader an understanding of the organic and idiosyncratic ways that people actually use the unique modernist architecture that they live with on a daily basis.


FALL OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, October 21, 12–6pm

Join us for our Fall Open House to celebrate the opening of Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980, New Pictures of Common Objects, and Matt Connors: Impressionism. The opening celebration will include a performative program celebrating the Black Panther anthem selected by Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade; a book launch and conversation with artist Clifford Owens; a cash bar; and delicious eats provided by M. Wells.

Clifford Owens: Anthology Book Launch & Conversation
3–4pm, Lobby

In celebration of Clifford Owens’ publication based on his 2011 MoMA PS1 exhibition, the artist will be in conversation with Assistant Curator Christopher Y. Lew. Owens’ first publication includes the written performance scores that he solicited from fellow African-American artists as well as the final artworks that resulted from the live performances. The book features essays by art historians Huey Copeland and John Bowles, in addition to interviews with individuals who attended the live performances and a round-table discussion with selected Anthology artists moderated by art historian Kellie Jones.

The Meeting, Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade
4–6pm, the MoMA PS1 Performance Dome

In conjunction with the opening of Now Dig This! at MoMA PS1, Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade (of My Barbarian operating under the aegis of Courtesy the Artists, a new interdisciplinary collaboration,) will present a performative program based around the life and work of African American activist Elaine Brown and her album Seize the Time recorded by the Black Panther Party in 1969. The program features artists, including Charles Gaines, Simone Leigh, Adam Pendleton and Samita Sinha, among others.


HALLOWEEN SUNDAY SESSIONS
Sunday, October 28

Please join MoMA PS1 in celebrating Halloween with a party of devilish proportions. As the days get darker and winter draws near, put on masks and costumes and let the music and dance consume you as we come to together to ward off all unearthly beings.  


Sponsorship
The MoMA PS1 Performance Dome is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.
Sunday Sessions is made possible by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

Press contact
Rebecca Taylor: T 718 786 3139 / rebecca_taylor@moma.org 

 

 


 

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