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.
Thursday June 29
Gallery Wendi Norris
6:30 PM (reception 6-8 PM)
by Ranu Mukherjee
pigment and milk paint on paper on panel
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.
Liam Everett, Untitled (Eightercua), 78x55 inches, 2016
Courtesy of the artist
What does it mean to have a radical body?
Artists, activists and academics respond in two weeks of multidisciplinary performance and dialogue.
FEATURED ARTISTS AND ACTIVISTS
Friday, November 3 (8 PM)
Judith Butler and Monique Jenkinson in conversation
Saturday, November 4 (8 PM)
Jack Halbertsam and boychild premiere
dance of darkness: a performance, a conversation, a rehearsal for the future
Friday, November 10 (8 PM)
Peacock Rebellion premieres Brown Light Special
Saturday, November 11 (8 PM)
Maryam Rostami premieres Untitled 1396
Sunday, November 12 (time TBD)
Performances by Julie Tolentino, Amara Tabor Smith, Laura Arrington, Xandra Ibarra, and Maurya Kerr, developed through Tolentino's year-long Community Engagement Residency supported by the Bridge Project. Solo performances will be followed by a group discussion with the artists, joined by theater director Debra Levine and ChangeLab activist Scot Nakagawa.
At the Joe Goode Annex
Tickets on sale in September at counterpulse.org
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