Event: Simultaneous Presence: Performances by Bill Dietz and Jen Rosenblit

  • EFA Project Space 2nd Floor 323 W 39th St New York, NY, 10018 United States

Bill Dietz, Hypothetical Non-Attenuating Zuccotti Park Reflection Times

Jen Rosenblit, Scenarios for Hovering

Bill Dietz invites us to participate in the first of two spatial listening exercises (the second takes place on June 21st from 3-5 pm), Hypothetical Non-Attenuating Zuccotti Park Reflection Times. Using real instances from the people’s mic during occupy wall street, Dietz will facilitate a group rehearsal with attendees that translates the time it took for sound to travel between speaker and group into spatial relationships. The exercise will take place both in the gallery and on the street near EFA. 

In the first of a series of three performances, Jen Rosenblit’s improvisational movements in Scenarios for Hovering explore the idea of levitation as a way to understand the body’s relationship to the physical space and other works. She does not claim a space for her performance, but rather looks for ways to be present, to show up and decide, in the moment, how appearing responds to the contents of a space or does not. 

These performances are organized in conjunction with the exhibition Failing to Levitate on view June 6 - July 3, 2014. Please click here for more information about the exhibition, and follow projects as they evolve at failingtolevitate.net.