Trajal Harrell & Sarah Sze [US]

The Untitled Still Life Collection

The Untitled Still Life Collection
The Untitled Still Life Collection

22.02 – 24.02.2013


Choreographer Trajal Harrell and sculptor Sarah Sze experiment together, he with movement and she with materials. This tension between performers, materials and space is the essence of The Untitled Still Life Collection. The stage setting is not a 'backdrop' for the dance, but the sculptural and choreographic elements interact and transform one another, thus generating new and unimagined possibilities.

• The New York dancer and choreographer Trajal Harrell has been an artist in residence at Workspacebrussels. This season we will also be presenting his (M) imosa - Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (M), which was also staged at the Avignon Festival. Sarah Sze will represent the US at the Venice Biennale in 2013.

Trajal Harrell is a New York City-based artist. His work has been presented In New York and the U.S. at many venues including The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, P.S. 122, Art Basel Miami Beach, among others. Internationally, his work has toured in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Croatia, Portugal, and Mexico, and has been presented in international festivals such as Festival d’Avignon and Impulstanz-Vienna. Since 2001, he has been developing a body of work which links the parallel histories of the Voguing dance tradition and early Postmodern dance. He is best known for a series of works entitled Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church.

Sarah Sze
is a Boston-born artist and sculptor who began showing her work in New York in 1996.  A graduate of The School of Visual Arts (1997) and Yale University (1991), Sze has had solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London; and The Foundation Cartier in Paris.  She has work in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; and the Walker Art Center, MN, among others.  In 2003, she received a MacArthur Genius Grant Fellowship. She has most recently been chosen as the American representative for the Venice Biennale in 2013.

Christina Vasileiou
is a performer, choreographer based in Athens, Greece. She has created her own works since 2006 - performance (Treiskaidekaphobia, wantohaveto, now(here) among others) and video ("I" is always dissolving, The Separatists, etc.). As a performer she has performed for Yelp, Lathos Kinisi, Kostas Tsioukas and since 2006 with Trajal Harrell for Showpony and Quartet for the End of Time.

commission Co Lab: Process + Performance (Summer Stages Dance & ICA Boston) | funding Contemporary Art Centers (CAC), New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) | support Doris Duke Charitable Foundation