Performa 11

Tyler Ashley, Liz Glynn, Ed Atkins, Haroon Mirza , James Richards

 Performa in Times Square

Sat Nov. 5th, 11 am to 12pm, Broadway Plaza between 46-47th Streets, Duffy Square

Tyler Ashley: Half-mythical, half-legendary Americanism 

Tyler Ashley and his group of dancers - the SARAHS - brought comprehensive exercise and education programming in Constructivism. This was an opportunity to explore Constructivist concerns about the arrangement and power of the body in space through a unique mash-up of aerobics class clichés and a 19th century Czech “slet.” With explosive movement, live music, and audience interaction, Ashley and the SARAHS probed Constructivist preachings and design.

Sunday Nov. 6th, 11 am to 12pm, Broadway Plaza between 46-47th Streets, Duffy Square

Liz Glynn: Utopia or Oblivion

A silent dance recreation of an experiment attempted by Buckminster Fuller during his time on faculty at Black Mountain College in 1948, which eventually led one of Fuller’s students, Kenneth Sneleson, to develop the architectural principle of tensegrity. Curated by Dougal Phillips.

Nov 8 – 11, 9:00 – 9:45pm

Ed Atkins, Haroon Mirza, and James Richards: An Echo Button

Known for their technical experimentation with popular visual culture, sound, and sculpture, the artists presented a project for Times Square that responds to the history and the spectacle of the site: the ball drop on New Year’s Eve; the sound generated by Max Neuhaus’ 1977 sound installation Times Square; and the signs on corporate billboards. This site-specific work consisted of moving image on Toshiba Vision in Times Square as well as a conceptual installation, functioning as an “echo chamber” for the videos in Times Square. Co-presented by the Zabludowicz Collection. Curated by Silvia Sgualdini. Supported by the Lisson Gallery, Toshiba, and the Times Square Alliance.