STAGING, World Premiere/Walker Commission
“[Hassabi’s work] endlessly rewards attention, creating a sort of spectacle of intimacy both generous and radical.” —Artforum
Occupying a space between live performance and visual art, artist/choreographer Maria Hassabi’s work explores stillness and sustained motion. Her sculptural movement installations examine the tension between the human form and the artistic object.
These magnetic performances of looped, long-form choreography will be performed by Simon Courchel, Jessie Gold, Hristoula Harakas, Maria Hassabi, Kennis Hawkins, Niall Jones, Mickey Mahar, Oisín Monaghan, and Nancy Stamatopoulou. Visitors encounter STAGING (2017), which runs continuously during gallery hours, in the Walker’s Cargill Lounge and Common Time exhibition galleries throughout the day.
STAGING includes a score by Marina Rosenfeld, outfits by Victoria Bartlett, and lighting supervision and assistant design by Zack Tinkelman.