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Gallery Construction

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Friday, Oct. 19 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
Friday, Oct. 19 9:00 PM Buy Tickets
Saturday, Oct. 20 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
Saturday, Oct. 20 9:00 PM Buy Tickets

Karen Stokes Dance

Gallery Construction

A hybrid installation performance with film and dance

Standby Process

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Using a single camera, choreographer Karen Stokes films dancers inside seven Houston art exhibits. Stokes uses the concept of “installation” to reference the original exhibits, as well as creating a three-dimensional live performance experience for the audience. The performed choreography emerges from elements within the original installations and the subsequent responsive dance films. Like layers in a painting, Stokes experiments with stacking responses on top of one another, while challenging the separation of installation and performance formats. The performance environment is structured as a cross over gallery/performance space. There will be options for both audience seating and audience standing/walking within the "installation performance." Docents will be available to guide audience members.

This event represents the first time that the seven “Gallery Construction” films have been shown. Each one responds to the work of an exhibit. The artists are Gabriel Dawe, Tanya Aguinigia, Yasuaki Onishi, Roberta Stokes, Soo Sunny Park, Anila Quayyum Agha, and Thornsten Brinkmann. The work of these artists appeared at Peel Gallery, Art League Houston, and (former) Rice University Art Gallery between 2011-2017.

Choreography & Film: Karen Stokes
(Live) Performers: Brittany Bass, Vi Dieu, Jerrica Mark, Bryan Peck
Lighting Design: Clint Allen

Karen Stokes Dance