Trisha Brown: In Plain Site

Trisha Brown: In Plain Site

Judd Foundation

Elena Demyanenko, Rossignol. Photo: Liz Ligon. Art © Judd Foundation.

March 4, 2015

Trisha Brown: In Plain Site
101 Spring Street, New York

Friday, May 1, 2015, 5pm and 8pm
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 4pm and 7pm

Judd Foundation
101 Spring Street
New York, NY

Judd Foundation is pleased to announce the dance series Trisha Brown: In Plain Site, 101 Spring Street, New York that will take place throughout Donald Judd’s New York home and studio at 101 Spring Street. The public performances will be held on May 1 and May 2.

A selection of seminal dance pieces by Trisha Brown, a friend and collaborator of Judd, was chosen from her oeuvre of work, and specially adapted for the space by Trisha Brown Company’s Associate Artistic Directors Carolyn Lucas and Diane Madden. The performances elegantly introduce sound and movement into 101 Spring Street, considered the birthplace of Judd’s ideas on permanent installation. The audience will be invited to travel through the building to view the performances, including Accumulation (1971); Rogues (2011); Figure Eight (1974); Sticks IV (1973); and Andante, an excerpt from M.O. (1995).  

The series builds upon the significance of Donald Judd’s collaborations and support of his contemporaries, and echoes SoHo’s artistic community of the 1970′s and ’80s. Judd designed the stage sets for two of Trisha Brown’s acclaimed works, Son of Gone Fishin‘ (1981) and Newark (Niweweorce) (1987). 

In 1987, Donald Judd wrote, “Art and architecture—all the arts—do not have to exist in isolation, as they do now. This fault is very much a key to the present society. Architecture is nearly gone, but it, art, all the arts, in facet all parts of society, have to be rejoined, and joined more than they have ever been.”

Trisha Brown recalls SoHo in her Judd Foundation oral history interview in 2007, “I came here in ’65 with an infant son. We were out on the street in SoHo, there weren’t parks down here, there weren’t markets. So my mind was racing with ideas, because I was in a highly charged learning process through this collective of dancers and their friends. It was empty, it was the Wild West here. My mind was just free-wheeling. And I had a rule…You have one year Trisha, I wrote it in my notebook. And if I hadn’t done it, I had to just get rid of it. I couldn’t go on saving it, hoarding it. And so I would find allies who would help me, and mount these pieces.”

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