October 22, 2017: A shared evening with Lisa Nelson, Jennifer Monson & Zeena Parkins, Seline Baumgartner
In her recent series of videos Seline Baumgartner has been collaborating with New York dancers Sally Gross, Meg Harper, Jon Kinzel, Keith Sabado, Vicky Shick, and Robert Swinston exploring how age and experience deepens artistry.
Jennifer Monson and Zeena Parkins will perform material that is being developed for bend the even, a new work to be presented at the Chocolate Factory in February 2018. The material is developed from the minutia of transitions experienced in tonal shifts in vibration and frequency.
Dance artist and videographer Lisa Nelson brings a first public performance of a new video game (in-progress) that re-reverse-engineers her long-excavated practice of Tuning Scores—a real-time editing of movement, sound and touch. Joined by colleague Jennifer Monson, Nelson proposes to expose each of their singular approaches to improvisational performance through playing together in formats of video game and live dancing.
All Sundays on Broadway events begin at 6:00 pm. Doors open at 5:45 pm at WeisAcres. Keep in mind, this is a small space. Please arrive on time out of courtesy to the artists.
Sundays on Broadway events are free and open to the public.
Seline Baumgartner is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Zurich, Switzerland. Baumgartner's solo exhibitions include Nothing Else, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (2015); As Everything Fades, 83 Pitt Street, NYC (2015); Before the Future, Dr. Georg and Josi Guggenheim Foundation Prize, Walcheturm Zurich, (2015); Time to Lose, Art Cube, Artist Studios, Jerusalem (2015); In 2013-2014, she was an artist-in-residence at LMCC Workspace (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council) and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Jennifer Monson is a choreographer based between Illinois and New York City. She is artistic director of iLAND -interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art Nature and Dance.
Lisa Nelson, player of Tuning Scores, explorer of the role of the senses in the performance and observation of movement, considers movement ideas that are normally left out of the picture. Her last appearance in NYC was in 2013 with Steve Paxton in their Night Stand at Chelsea:Dia.
Multi-instrumentalist/composer/improviser Zeena Parkins, pioneer of contemporary harp practice and performance, reimagines the instrument as a “sound machine of limitless capacity.” Parkins has worked extensively with contemporary choreographers including DD Dorvillier, Neil Greenberg, Jennifer Lacey and Monson.