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 performance series welcomes visitors to experience and participate in live art. Since its founding in 1976, MoMA PS1 has offered audiences one of the most extensive programs of live performance in the world. VW Sunday Sessions highlights artists responding to contemporary social and political issues through a wide variety of creative and critical lenses. Encompassing performance, music, dance, conversation, and film, the series develops and presents projects by established and emerging artists, scholars, activists, and other cultural instigators. With a focus on artists that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, VW Sunday Sessions embraces the communities in New York City that create and sustain artistic practice.
Since 2012, VW Sunday Sessions has presented a commissioning program resulting in new work by Trajal Harrell, Mårten Spångberg, Anne Imhof, Tobias Madison and Matthew Lutz Kinoy, Hannah Black, and Colin Self. Additionally, the VW Dome Artist Residency offers a platform for creative development and experimentation for artists at all stages of the creative process.