—–> Thursday, January 10th, 2013 @ 8pm
Morgan O’Hara. © Bryan Whitney, Berlin, 2012.
An invited collaboration and interaction between artist Morgan O’Hara and choreographer Nora Stephens, the evening will impose a dialogue between the drawing hand and performing body. The evening’s prompt extends from viewing movement beyond live action, and instead directing one to process-based work that puts emphasis on the body’s presence ‘in movement’, both during and after the live performance.
Morgan O’Hara’s LIVE TRANSMISSION drawings document, in real time, the movement of people. During the live performance, O’Hara will methodically draw the movement of Stephens, and in turn Stephens’ actions will lead the trace reactions for O’Hara.
Performers: Rebecca Davis, Kate Martel, Morgan O’Hara, and Nora Stephens
An event curated by Kelly Kivland.
Morgan O’Hara frequently participates in performance art festivals in Asia and Europe, and has held principal residencies at MacDowell Colony, Macau Museum of Art, Nha San Studio Hanoi, and Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Japan. Her work is in numerous public collections at institutions, including National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Czech National Gallery, Prague; Macau Art Museum, China; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock. Her permanent site-specific wall drawings can be viewed in Macau; Kobe, Japan; and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her publications include five volumes of LIVE TRANSMISSION drawings.
Nora Stephens is a dance maker, teacher, and video artist based in Brooklyn. From 2009-2012, she lived in Rio de Janeiro, where her work was presented at venues, including Museu de Arte Moderno (MAM) and Barracão Maravilha Gallery. She organized Rio’s first Arte Ao Vivo, Rio Ao Vivo, a citywide performance festival that took place in July 2011. Over the past decade, her dances have been presented at several NYC venues, including the 92nd St. Y and Movement Research at the Judson Church, and internationally at Los Talleres and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City, and Werkstätten-und Kulturhaus (WUK) and Saprophyt Gallery in Vienna.