*BAUER HOUR* on January 11, 2015, presented at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions 2014-2015. Photo by 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.

Sunday Sessions is a weekly presentation of performance, moving images, dance, music, and discursive programs. Its mission is to embrace live arts as an integral aspect of contemporary practice and ask how art forms, which unfold in the here and now, produce specific ways of thinking and useful means to engage with the broader world. Every Sunday different artists, curators, thinkers and a range of other cultural agents are invited to share their latest projects and ideas with the MoMA PS1 audience.

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 2014-15.