Functionality: In My Arms (like a raft, like rope)
Tue, 09/27/2022 – 1:30 p.m
Commissioned by LACMA, In My Arms (like a raft, like rope) is a roving functionality that responds to perform by select girls artists represented in LACMA’s Contemporary Art assortment: Ruth Asawa, Jay DeFeo, Helen Frankenthaler, Maren Hassinger, Dorothea Tanning, Lenore Tawney, and Anne Truitt.
By tracing a line between these artists’ physical lives—their bodies, their labor—and their artworks, the overall performance animates the Modern Art Galleries and illuminates the lived knowledge that weaves alone into the get the job done on watch.
In My Arms is directed by artist Zoe Aja Moore and formulated with an ensemble of 7 woman-identified performers. A operate of motion and spoken text, In My Arms offers a constellation of voices that celebrate the life of the artists and evoke a multiplicity of ordeals relating to the body—not just the physicality of artwork-generating, but also how sexuality, sickness, motherhood, getting old, and labor enter their do the job.
Collaborators on In My Arms (like a raft, like rope) involve Amanda Shank, Sarahjeen Francois, Andrea LeBlanc, Tane Kawasaki, Fiona Dyer, Laurel Irene, and Brigette Dunn-Korpela.
There will be two 50-minute performances of In My Arms getting place at 6 pm and then yet again at 7:30 pm.
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Image: L: © Myles Pettengill R: Installation view of the new Fashionable Artwork presentation on BCAM, Amount 3, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, June 13, 2021–ongoing, photo © Fredrik Nilsen
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