Simone Forti, Jeremiah Day, Fred Dewey: Trio
3 September 2015, 19:00
Trio is part of a long-term collaboration of choreographer, dancer and artist Simone Forti with visual artist Jeremiah Day and writer Fred Dewey. Coming from different generations and artistic backgrounds, the three practitioners explore the potential of artistic representation to respond to current social and political issues. The evening at Weld (Norrtullsgatan 7, 113 29 Stockholm), organised in colaboration with Index, will consist of a series of partly staged, partly improvised formats – performance, talk, discussion, slide presentation, reading – which explore different layers of personal and abstract discourse and multiple arenas of negotiation, from the concreteness of bodily experience to the concreteness of language.
Simone Forti, Jeremiah Day and Fred Dewey have worked together since the late 1990s, when meeting at Beyond Baroque in Los Angeles, where Dewey was director. They have performed together, in different constellations, at Project Art Centre in Dublin, ICA in London, The Box in Los Angeles and Ludlow 38, the Project Space of the Goethe Institute in New York.
Trio is organized to accompany the exhibition Simone Forti: Here It Comes. Works and Collaborations at Index, Stockholm (5. September – 15 November 2015, Kunsgbro strand 19, 112 26). The exhibition features a collaborative installation by Simone Forti, Jeremiah Day and Fred Dewey, titled “Nonfictions.” Simone Forti will also participate in the exhibition Objects and Bodies at Rest and in Motion at Moderna Museet Malmö, which will open on 26 September 2015. Objects and Bodies… aims at examining the relationship between objects and the human body in the works of minimalist artists and choreographers. The exhibition will travel to Moderna Museet in Stockholm in the spring.
Simone Forti is an internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, artist, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was a seminal figure in the Judson Dance Theater community that revolutionized dance in New York in the 1960s and 1970s. Forti has performed and taught in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and South America. Her works and performances were featured in exhibitions and museums worldwide, most recently at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Hammer Museum Los Angeles, Museum of Modern Art New York, Guggenheim Museum, Sao Paulo Biennale and Louvre Paris. Her publications include, among others, Handbook in Motion: An Account of an Ongoing Personal Discourse and Its Manifestations in Dance (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Press, Halifax 1974) and Oh, Tongue!, edited and published by Fred Dewey (Beyond Baroque Books, Los Angeles 2003). In 2011 she received the prestigious Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award in the Arts.
Jeremiah Day graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles and attended the Rjiksakademie de Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. He is currently living and working at the Villa Romana in Florence for 2015. Day’s work interweaves photography, performance and interventions in public space to explore how specific sites and memory serve as media for political history. His work has been shown at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum, Centre Pompidou in Paris, and Artist’s Space, New York. For the Liverpool Biennial 2014, Day developed a new performance project, and together with Can Altay, he showed “You Can’t Go Slumming” in the Thessaloniki Biennial 2015.
Fred Dewey is a writer, teacher, editor, and activist for public space based in Los Angeles and Berlin. He was director of Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center in Venice, CA between 1995 and 2009, where he organized festivals, hosted and presented public programs, curated public art projects, and edited, designed, and published numerous books and anthologies. Dewey co-founded the Neighborhood Councils Movement. In Berlin, since 2011, Dewey has led a free, public seminar on the works of Hannah Arendt and her German and American influences. Dewey’s most recent publications include a pamphlet titled A Polis for New Conditions and The School of Public Life (Errant Bodies Press, Berlin 2014), in which he explores the renewal of public life through politics and culture in Los Angeles, the United States, and beyond.
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With kind support by the Italian Cultural Institute in Stockholm and the Embassy of Israel in Stockholm. Events in partnership with Moderna Museet, Stockholm and Malmö, Weld, Film I Samtidskonsten.
Location: Weld, Norrtullsgatan 7, 113 29 Stockholm
Admission: 100 SEK, concs: 80 SEK