Monday, August 9, 2010

Build, Eat, Repeat: This Thursday at 1419

Build, Eat, Repeat: New Collaboration by Leslie Kelman and Emily Gastineau

9 a.m. on Thursday, August 12 through 9 p.m. on Friday, August 13

1419 Washington Ave S.

What is the distinction between expendable labor and necessary tasks? What effect can a building have on the daily existence of two people with an excess of time? Sculpture/installation artist Leslie Kelman and dance artist Emily Gastineau will be creating a new collaborative work over the span of 36 hours and five floors at 1419. Using found materials and movements devised on the spot, they will set up and take down multiple shelters throughout the building. Responding to the temporary environments, they will investigate their own labor and process as it runs up against the necessities of food, rest, and waste. Having become acquainted solely for the purpose of collaboration, they will learn from each other over the course of the performance until they share all tasks equally. Visitors are free to drop by 1419 at any point to see what structures we have accumulated. Raw footage from this experiment will be displayed at the final event of the Open Summer Residency at Art of This Gallery on August 28th.

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