BOXING / THE COLLECTION
chameckilerner in collaboration with Phil Harder
CONVERSATION WITH BOXING GLOVES BETWEEN CHAMECKI AND LERNER, TAKE 2
Ford Foundation Live Gallery Wall
CONVERSATION WITH BOXING GLOVES BETWEEN CHAMECKI AND LERNER, TAKE 2, originally commissioned by PERFORMA 09 as a short film, will be adapted as a diptych for the New York Live Arts Ford Foundation Live Gallery Wall. The work is a reinterpretation of a segment from the 1916 futuristic film, VITA FUTURISTA, which explores futurist ideas like simultaneity, dynamics and double exposure. By layering images of Andrea Lerner and Rosane Chamecki boxing became a perfect metaphor for their 20 year collaboration. Sometimes they are one, sometimes two but most of the times they are a third identity: a striking fusion of both – Chamecki and Lerner.
New York Live Arts Elevator
(World Premiere) Using movement vocabulary that is entirely appropriated from paintings, sculptures and photographs of “nudes” throughout art history THE COLLECTION moves as a sliding landscape of classical and contemporary depictions of the human form. To be naked is to be oneself, to be nude is to be seen naked by others, implying an awareness of being seen. Featuring Levi Gonzales and Hristoula Harakas, viewers are aware of the subtleties within the nude forms, some natural and unapologetic about their nakedness and others representational as if in view of a spectator.