Nov 16 2009
Performance | Vocabulary Lesson
Mon, 9 pm
ONE NIGHT SCREENING
“A” THROUGH “F” IN YOUR TOP RIGHT POCKET
Coro – Egle & Goda Budvytyte & Ieva Miseviciute
Coro collective (Amsterdam, Vilnius) is known to transform any public space into a music video, dividing the crowd into both cameras and participants.
For Swiss Institute, Coro presents Vocabulary Lesson, an articulated history of dance, music and architecture. Borrowing from filmic language, the performers employ “vogue” to riff on modernism. The resulting video sequences would shock Gertrude Stein, Miles Davis and even Frank Zappa, all of whom are known as auteurs of the phrase “Talking about music is like dancing about architecture”.
Performa 09, the third edition of the internationally acclaimed biennial of new visual art performance presented by Performa, will be held in New York City from November 1–22, 2009.www.performa-arts.org