susan hefuna and luca veggetti: 'notationotations'
main gallery, drawing room, New york
16 - 20 september 2013
Susan Hefuna, Untitled, 2011. Graphite on paper and tracing paper, 19 x 24 inches
Premiere on September 16 at 7pm
Additional performances on
September 17, 18 at 7pm
(Duration approximately one hour)
During the 2013–14 season, The Drawing Center will introduce its Performance Series, three commissioned performances that showcase important intersections between performance, time-based practices, and drawing. The first is the world premiere of Susan Hefuna and Luca Veggetti: NOTATIONOTATIONS, a first-time collaboration between renowned multimedia artist Susan Hefuna (b. Germany, 1962) and contemporary choreographer Luca Veggetti (b. Italy, 1963).
This piece posits that if a line is the trace of a point in motion, then the human body moving through space is also a drawing inserted into the four-dimensional space of the observed world. Staged over three nights, NOTATIONOTATIONS opens and closes with Hefuna’s New York City Crossroads, a new video installation of a bustling lower Manhattan intersection.
On the gallery floor Hefuna will execute an expansive web of chalk lines, her actions also captured on film and screened while Veggetti’s dancers gradually erase the drawn surface through their repetitive, physical gestures. Hefuna’s multilayered, ink-on-tracing-paper abstractions and documentation of the live performance will be on display in the lobby.
Produced by Brett Littman, Executive Director and Joanna Kleinberg Romanow, Assistant Curator.
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Related online articles:
ARTSPACE: Susan Hefuna on mingling East and West in Her Art by Alex Greenberger (2013)
ARTSPACE: Drawing Center Director Brett Littman on Susan Hefuna's "Brilliant" Art Q&A by Andre M. Goldstein (2013)
HYPERALLERGIC: Drawing on Urban Life with the Body by Hrag Vartanian (2013)