Performing Arts: Dancers & Choreographers

'When All Things Evaporate, We Will Talk About Minerals'

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Rhodium Productions
Simone Couto & JaeWook Lee, artists

Production Description

Casting "When All Things Evaporate, We Will Talk About Minerals," a one-night only installation performance by the artists Simone Couto and JaeWook Lee. Synopsis: "The event focuses on the interaction between nature and culture, and the ways in which participants address the unknown and the uncertain. This show takes the human body as both object and subject and non-human objects as both substance and projected meanings. It presents two live performances among experimental and scientific objects that, at specific moments, merge."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals: July 18 & 23 (7-10 p.m.) at the School of Visual Arts; event will be held July 24, 7-10 p.m. at PioneerWorks Center for the Art + Innovation, in Brooklyn, NY. Note: Rehearsal locations/dates subject to change.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $100 total stipend provided at the event.


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Couto's 2013 work, the base for the new work

Lee's 2013 work, the base for the new work

About the Artists

Couto’s new work is a deployment of her 2013 performance with Lee where she learned and echoed through memory the struggling bodies and the quality of the gestures and paint strokes of Francis Bacon’s paintings as she stepped in clay, transformed it and entropically dissolved its unity.

In "Gesture Revisited (2014)", a 27-minute performance, the artist and another five performers/dancers research the gestures of the two male protagonists once captured, retained and sealed in her latest film, Terra Firma, and embody them, once more, by memory upon more blocks of clay. The experience becomes a measure of disorder and the randomness of the constituents working with the material. Moving away from isolation towards maximum homogeneity, and reorganized collectively in space, these multiple bodies in motion will allow the viewer to experience the maximum potential of information transmission.

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LEE (Volunteer artists already hired)
Lee invites a flutist who plays music without the actual instrument: He moves his hands and the body as if he held a flute. While he plays the imaginative music, he watches a raw stone that contains gold; he draws a gold flute out of the raw natural material through his imagination; he looks backward from culture (classical music) to nature (the gold specimen).

In Meteorite (2014), Lee creates an exact copy of a historical meteorite found in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1576. He makes this object out of the books written about this meteorite. The books as information are transformed into a material form of the meteorite. A performer sits in front of this meteorite-shaped object: the performer does not move like a rock, and watches the object. This performance takes the human body as both object and subject and the meteorite as both substance and projected meanings.

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