[ ] @11 Jane St. Art Gallery
with Jimena Bermejo, Chris Brokaw, Sara June, Max Lord
Saturday August 24, 2019 :: 7-8pm
$20 suggested donation at the door, seating is limited so please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to show.
11 Jane St. Art Center
11 Jane Street
Saugerties, NY 12477
This is a roughly 60-minute structured improvisation with plastic objects. The piece will morph between solos, duets, quad and trio combinations of the 4 artists that include movement, sound, and performance actions. The work will be cumulative and acquire performance remnants of past actions that will serve as a sculptural backdrop as the piece progresses.
Performers: Jimena Bermejo, Chris Brokaw, Sara June, Max Lord
Max Lord and Sara June have been making performances together since 2006. Their first work, Fern Study, was performed on a lawn at a garden party three months after they met. As Lord and June, they have presented improvisational duets, site-sensitive durational performance works, and historically informed visual-sound installations, often in unique locations. Together, they curated ZEROPLAN a popular salon that presented spontaneous collaborations of electronic sound improvisors with avant-garde movement performers in their loft in Downtown Crossing. In 2009, they were invited to join the Mobius Artists Group which brought them into closer contact with the experimental performance community in Boston. Most recently, Lord and June were commissioned by the Boston University Art Galleries to create a work, Peacock, for performance alongside the internationally acclaimed Hiroshima Panels by Japanese artists Iri and Toshi Maruki. Lord and June have presented work at Mobius, the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston University Art Galleries, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Bridgewater State University, Green Street Studios, the Dance Complex, Mascher Space Co-op (Philadelphia, PA), Galapagos (Brooklyn, NY), Center for Performance Research (Brooklyn, NY), Le Lieu Centre for Performance Art en Actuel (Quebec City, CA) the League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots (Brooklyn, NY), and the REACHFestival at the Wistariahurst Museum (Holyoke, MA).
Dancer/choreographer Jimena Bermejo and musician Chris Brokaw have been collaborating together since 2017, on works combining performance art, multimedia movement, and punk rock tautology. Bermejo brings a wealth of experience as a member of Mobius (Boston) and a dancer in various ensembles; Brokaw brings musical and performative experiences drawn from 20+ years performing rock music and scoring films. Together they have performed at Judson Hall (New York), Green Street Studios (Boston) and MAGMA (Gloucester); curated an evening of performances at the Distillery Gallery (South Boston); and performed a live-installation work in downtown Belfast, Northern Ireland, in coordination with BBelfast.
[ ] will be the premier collaboration between June/Lord and Bermejo/Brokaw, working in a series of duos, trios and quartets.