Now not Now is a ten minute work of choreography by Hope Mohr developed and presented in conversation with Ranu Mukherjee’s exhibition ‘Shadowtime’ at Gallery Wendi Norris. In her works, Mukherjee overlays depictions of bodies performing deliberate, urgent actions and expressions of love in an uneasy historical moment. Mohr's choreography responds to Mukherjee’s paintings and activates the gallery space with bodies in motion. In the dance, as in Mukherjee’s work, image emerges out of layers of line and gesture. The dancers explore irregular rhythms, surrender their weight to the ground, and embody tensions between performance and representation.
Image: body language by Ranu Mukherjee pigment and milk paint on paper on panel 44x30
Open rehearsals at SFMOMA
HMD is thrilled to have been invited by painter Liam Everett to hold open rehearsals as part of Everett's SECA Award exhibit at SFMOMA July 15-September 17.
The title of Everett's exhibition is: Look at a cat when it stalks a bird; or a beast when it wants to escape. Everett’s paintings reveal traces of their making, evidence of deliberate and repetitive actions focused on movement and materials.
Beginning July 13, HMD will be rehearsing every Thursday from 4-6 PM on the 4th floor of the museum.
Image: Liam Everett, Untitled (Eightercua), 78x55 inches, 2016 Courtesy of the artist
The 2017 Bridge Project: Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance
What does it mean to have a radical body?
Artists, activists and academics respond in two weeks of multidisciplinary performance and dialogue.
The 2017 Bridge Project is co-produced by CounterPulse, sponsored by the Joe Goode Annex, and supported by the NEA, the California Arts Council Artists Activating Communities, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, and the Sakana Foundation, and generous individual donors.
Photo of Julie Tolentino by Aldo Hernandez. Courtesy of the artist