Project Description

CIR Performance Series

Artist: Math Bass and Lauren Davis Fisher | Curator: Summer Guthery
January 11th, 2014

The spectator and the specter.  At once it was behind, in an instance, revolution, we turn to see the light fade on.  It’s quiet as the connection is brought to full charge, then unmistakable, we must shift our orientation. The stage is between us.

Choreographic potentials yield non-quantifiable results.

In this time, in this tableau, in this turn about, platforms devolve into relative squares.

A language of bodies and sound expand space around and between the set and the mutable. It’s a drawing of sorts if all swords were fractured limbs.  What is illuminated can only be seen through a collapsing frame; framework dissolved.

Shhhhh, Quiet Work in Session

About the artists:

Math Bass is an interdisciplinary artist who lives in Los Angeles. She has performed, screened and exhibited at The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Human Resources, Los Angeles; Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles; 2nd Floor Projects, San Francisco; Montehermoso Cultural Centre, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Leo Koening Inc. Projekte, NYC; Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark; Artist Production Fund, NY; Art in General, NY; REDCAT Theatre Los Angeles; Anthology film Archives, NY;  National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow; Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC; Participant inc., NY; among others. She received a BA from Hampshire College in 2003 and a MFA from UCLA in 2011.

Lauren Davis Fisher is a Los Angeles based interdisciplinary artist. She recently mounted a large-scale performance installation at Human Resources LA in conjunction with Base Session I.  Fisher has performed and exhibited at RK Projects, NY; Space 1026, Philidelphia; Blutenweiss Gallery, Berlin; PS1, Long Island City, NY;  The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Secret Project Robot, NY; and at the Fringe Fest in New Orleans, LA. She received a BA from Brown University in 2007.

About Disjecta’s Curator-in-Residence Program

The Curator-in-Residence program provides an opportunity for emerging local and national curatorial talent to develop and expand the scope of their practice. During their one-year residency, curators engage a broad range of artists to create a series of exhibitions in Disjecta’s dynamic 3,500-square-foot space. By showcasing new work and fueling collaborations between artists, curators, and viewers, Disjecta seeks to impact new audiences and intervene in the larger contemporary arts dialogue.

Summer Guthery, MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, was selected as the 2013–2014 Curator-in-Residence.