Join us for an immersive performance and presentation of artist Francesca Gabbiani’s ‘An Uncertain View,’ in collaboration with filmmaker Manuela Dalle, choreographers Dimitri Chamblas and Marissa Brown from CalArts School of Dance, and musician Eddie Ruscha. The performance will take place during the second annual Holiday Market in Hauser & Wirth’s Education Loft.
‘An Uncertain View’ explores the ‘urban discrepancy’ of wild animals encountering architecture and urbanity. The installation and performance will highlight overlooked spaces in Los Angeles and the idea of what remains of a city when it is stripped of its necessities.
This event will feature two cumulative performances at 2 pm and 4 pm on Saturday 1 December, however, guests are encouraged to wander into the space at anytime to witness the live creation of movement amongst an accompanying video installation.
‘An Uncertain View’
Film by Manuela Dalle and Francesca Gabbiani
Choreography by Dimitri Chamblas with assistance by Marissa Brown
Choreography performed by CalArts Dance Group
Photography by Francesca Gabbiani & Ross Harris with assistance from Maya Harris
Editing by Ross Harris
Soundtrack & Live Music by Eddie Ruscha
Saturday 1 December
11 am – Event begins, public welcome to view installation and live movement
2 pm – Performance with Dimitri Chamblas and CalArts School of Dance
4 pm – Performance with Dimitri Chamblas and CalArts School of Dance
Sunday 2 December
11 am – 6 pm – Public welcome to view film installation. No performances.
This event is free and open to the public.
About Francesca Gabbiani
Francesca Gabbiani is best known for her collages made of layered pieces of intricately cut paper. Gabbiani is interested in cultivating a space that is familiar yet distant, nostalgic yet unsettling. She is captivated by the idea of poetics in space, and believes strongly in the poetry she finds within the environments that inspire her artwork.
Born in Montreal and raised in Switzerland, Gabbiani studied in the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Geneva and the Rijksakedemie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amerstedam. She went on to receive her MFA from UCLA in 1997, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She has had solo exhibitions at Gavlak in Los Angeles, CA; Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, NY; Patrick Painter in Los Angeles, CA; Lora Reynolds Gallery in Austin, TX; and Monica De Cardena in Milan, Italy, among others. Her work has been exhibited in such prestigious institutions as Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Hammer Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Her work is included in such public collections as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Hammer Museum, and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Francesca Gabbiani is represented in Los Angeles by Gavlak.
About Dimitri Chamblas
Dimitri Chamblas is a curator and choreographer. During his career, Chamblas has collaborated with creators such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Andy Goldsworthy, Jean le Gac, composer Heiner Goebbels, artist Christian Boltanski, choreographers William Forsythe, Lill Buck, Mathilde Monnier, and Benjamin Millepied. In 2017, he launched Studio Dimitri Chamblas in Paris, a structure that hosts all of his projects and collaborations, including a duet with Marie-Agnès Gillot. Later that year, Dimitri Chamblas became the new dean of dance at California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, where he currently teaches.
About Marissa Brown
Marissa Brown is a contemporary choreographer, dancer, and filmmaker. She has been shown with the CURRENT SESSIONS, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Triskelion Arts, BAX Upstart Festival, IDACO Festival, MNE Emerging Choreographer Series, RAD Fest, and Aesthetica Short Film Festival. She has received residencies from Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts in New Mexico, Gallim X Create: ART in New York, and LA Dance Project: 2245 Choreographic Residency in California. Her work has been commissioned for the dance company The Assembly, and for the brand American Apparel. Brown is based out of Los Angeles where she is currently pursuing her MFA in Choreography at CalArts. She creates her dance and film work under the name Lone King Projects.
About Manuela Dalle
Manuela Dalle is a filmmaker and a sociologist. She has made several feature length films for European TV (Belgium, French and German TV), exploring social subjects or doing artists’ portraits. Her last documentary was a one year investigation among the youth artists of Paris Opera académie. She also creates videos and installations that are shown in different art contextes.
About Ross Harris
Ross Harris created the Dungeon Sessions for Stones Throw Records and has never ridden in a helicopter. Other credits include: Child actor in ‘Airplane’. Video director for Elliott Smith. Photographer for Givenchy. Documentarian. California native of Ventura.
About Eddie Ruscha
Eddie Ruscha, son of the artist Edward Ruscha, is an artist and musician living in Los Angeles, California. Having studied fine art at California Institute of Art and graduating in 1991, Eddie followed the direction of music while still creating art and graphic design all the while. Performing and putting out many records under the moniker Secret Circuit, among other guises, he has released many records of electronic psychedelic music on labels such as Beats In Space, Emotional Response, and Invisible Inc. also creating much of the accompanying artwork. In 2008 he performed a live soundtrack to “Haxan” at the Hammer Museum. His newest LP “Who Are You” was released this year under the name E Ruscha V.
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