A Choreography and Digital Animation Collaboration at LA><ART
By Flora Wiegmann and Miljohn Ruperto
After a few seconds they’ve come to a tactical decision and they begin to do what they can, to buzz and try to lift themselves.
For FLY, Wiegmann and Ruperto have conceived of a work that uses six performers to reenact Flypaper by Robert Musil (1880-1942). Musil's essay Flypaper painstakingly describes the struggle and incipient death of an unlucky housefly stuck upon a ribbon of flypaper. In a new adaptation, Flora Wiegmann has choreographed six dancers to move as fly appendages, reenacting the plight of Musil's creature. Pauses in the dance score open to a lenticular LCD screen. Mounted on a plinth, it displays an insectile animation mirroring the choreography. In these various registers of scale that begin with Musil’s fly, corporeal movement is staged, captured and distributed in separate approximations of size, form and life force.
Barbara Bush on LA><ART by Martha Wilson Pitzer College Art Galleries in collaboration with LA><ART 2640 S. La Cienega, Los Angeles, CA 90034 Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Martha Wilson's signature performance work is political satire and she is known for impersonating First Ladies Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush and Second Lady Tipper Gore. On Thursday, January 24, Wislon will present a special performance of Barbara Bush at LA><ART.
In conjunction with the exhibition: Martha Wilson, January 26 – March 22, 2013