La Galleria: CROWDS

November 07 - December 01, 2019

La MaMa Galleria | 47 Great Jones St.

Gallery Hours: Thursday to Sunday 1 to 7PM, or by appointment

Free Admission

Directed and Choreographed by Sarah Friedland
Produced by Brighid Greene and Sarah Friedland

An Art Factory International Production
Presented as part of the Performa 19 Biennial

Cinematography by Luca Nervegna
Sound Design by Denera James and Assaf Gidron

A 3-channel video installation of a durational dance, CROWDS investigates the choreography of crowd typologies and the slippages between them. It articulates the choreographic register embedded in our political discourses and polemics, reflecting what is amassed and what is lost as we gather and disperse.

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 7th;  6pm-8pm

Special Event: Thursday, November 21st at 7pm
A conversation between Sarah Friedland and Tess Takahashi on the choreographies, documentation, and politics of crowds.
Presented with Union Docs. 

 

 

This project is made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, Electronic Media and Film Program, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant. 

About the Artists

Sarah Friedland is a filmmaker and choreographer working at the intersection of moving images and moving bodies. Her work has screened and been presented in numerous festivals and film spaces including New Directors/New Films, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and BAMcinématek, in art spaces such as MoMA, Sharjah Art Foundation, MAM Rio, and the Wassaic Project, and in dance spaces including the American Dance Festival and Dixon Place. Her work has been supported by Film at Lincoln Center, Berlinale Talents, Dance Films Association, and the New York State Council of the Arts, among others. www.motionandpictures.com

About La Galleria

Founded in 1984, La MaMa's La Galleria is a nonprofit gallery committed to nurturing artistic experimentation. La Galleria serves its neighborhood as a venue that encourages an active dialogue between the visual arts, new media, performance, and curatorial and educational projects. Its goal is to offer programming that reaches beyond the expectations of traditional gallery and institutional exhibition-making, to a diverse and intergenerational audience.
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About Performa Biennial

 The eighth edition of the Performa Biennial once again celebrates the extraordinary vitality, inventiveness and significance of New York as a leading global performance capital of the world in three weeks of exciting programming, from November 1–242019, at locations throughout New York City. Founded by art historian and curator RoseLee Goldberg, Performa is the leading organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth-century art and to encouraging new directions in performance for the twenty-first century.
Find out more on their website