BAUER HOUR, 2015, at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions. © 2015 MoMA PS1, New York. Photo: Charles Roussel

Mini Kunsthalle

Musical accompaniment: Matt Whyte
Special Guests: Amelia Bauer, Champagne Jerry (Neal Medlyn)
PECK SEC Sound Quiz by Chris Peck

BAUER HOUR is a talk show, variety show, parlor show, all or none of the above and also an experiment. Performer and choreographer Eleanor Bauer invites guests to join her and create a space and time for whatever seems most important now and not later. BAUER HOUR is not about Bauer herself, it’s all about the guests… within the ruckus frame of Bauer, of course. Everybody has a story so let’s hear it, and talk is cheap so let’s spend it. Small talk, medium talk, big talk, trash-talk, pillow talk, hard talk, shop talk, walk talk, fake talk, real talk, straight talk, curly talk, sideways talk, and backwards talk. No talk is also an option for special guests who prefer dance or pantomime. BAUER HOUR is a fixed quantity aimed at maximum quality—quality time, of course, of an hour.

Running episodically each month at Kaaistudios during Bauer’s artists residency (2013–2016) and sporadically elsewhere, each performance of BAUER HOUR is unique, according to the current time, place, guests, and interests.

MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions program welcomes visitors to experience art live and in real time. Embracing performance, music, dance, conversations, and film, the program vividly demonstrates how these art forms can push us to engage with our contemporary world in creative, illuminating ways. With an emphasis on artistic practices that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, the program supports and commissions new work, inviting artists, curators, and other cultural instigators to share their latest projects.

Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator with Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant and Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer.

Sunday Sessions 2014-15 is dedicated to Mike Skinner, 1974-2014

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Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

Major support is provided by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions.