VESSEL is a dance work and installation made for One House Twice, a homeLA and ENTER>text immersive performance event at the Neutra Studio and Residence (The VDL House) in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA. The work investigates the ideal of permanence in dance and the experience of movement as symbolic language through material processing.
Through an extraction sequence from dance to video to tracings to wooden forms, these nearly hieroglyphic shapes act as an attempt at communicating something before or between words; something past yet palpable, something under the tongue while legible. These vessels, the distilled wooden objects, serve as abstract containers carrying the memory of movement.
photo credit: Chrsitopher Wormald
last photo: Rachel Bruno
Distance In/Formation (2017)
Lenzner Family Art Gallery January 26 – March 31, 2017
Co-curated by Robert Crouch and Ciara Ennis
Distance In/Formation is a collaborative work by Los Angeles-based artists Johanna Breiding, Rebecca Bruno, Yann Novak, and Willy Souly that draws on landscapes in the distance between Los Angeles and Claremont. Featuring two media artists and two dancers, the project focuses on the intersection of dance, video, sound, and aesthetics as a means to explore the extension of body in space. Inhabiting queer identities, the project creates a space in which different architectures, geographies, and subjectivities are manifested and extend beyond the physical constraints of site and the body itself.
Photo credit: Ruben Diaz courtesy of Pitzer College Art Galleries
Ice Study (2015-2016)
Performance: Samantha Mohr and Rebecca Bruno
presented at the Kallick Gallery at Pitzer College as part of WITH/IN curated by Lekha Jandhyala onApril 14, 15, & 17