Trisha Brown. Still from Walking on the Wall, 1971. Film by Elaine Summers

From her solo and duet performances at Judson Memorial Church to the ensemble choreographies she made upon founding her own company in 1970, Trisha Brown’s (American, 1936–2017) half-century-long career was characterized by sensuousness, analytical structure, and a feeling akin to flying. For this presentation, documentation of her work is organized into an installation designed by artist Charles Atlas in collaboration with Cori Olinghouse, the former archive director of Trisha Brown Dance Company and director of The Portal Project. The installation focuses on the period from Brown’s 1966 *Homemade*—in which she straps a projector onto her back, throwing a film onto the wall, floor, and ceiling in synchronization with her live performance—to a demonstration of phrase material from her 1979 Glacial Decoy, her first of several large-scale theatrical works. Moving images featured prominently in Brown’s work; she used video as a preparatory tool for her choreography and collaborated with filmmakers such as Babette Mangolte, Elaine Summers, Robert Whitman, and Jud Yalkut. The installation traverses Brown’s early practice, placing her highly organized “Accumulation” dances—in which simple gestures accrue through repeated iterations—in relation to the physical abandon she displays in Water Motor (1978), a work Brown described as “unpredictable, personal, articulate, dense, changeful, wild assed.”