Performance 2: Simone Forti

Saturday, March 7, 2009, 4:00 p.m.

Special Exhibitions Gallery, second floor

Simone Forti's dance constructions of 1961 are based on improvisation and chance. In Huddle, dancers gather in a tightly packed group, then take turns climbing over the mass, forming a living sculpture that moves through the gallery. Platforms is a dance construction and duet in which performers lie under wooden platforms and communicate by whistling. In Accompaniment for La Monte's "2 sounds" and La Monte's "2 sounds," a twelve-minute recording by Minimalist composer La Monte Young plays as a dancer stands in a large loop of rope suspended from the ceiling; a second person turns the dancer around and around until the rope is completely wound up, and then releases. The piece ends when the recording stops.

In conjunction with the exhibition Performance 2: Simone Forti