24 > 28.06.19
CN D Pantin
With influences in minimalist dance, institutional critique, and queer theory, Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly create installations and performances at the frontier between dance and contemporary art. Recent exhibitions and performances of their work have been presented by the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Centre Pompidou (Paris), Guggenheim Museum (New York), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), The Kitchen (New York), and at CN D as part of the Festival d’Autome, among other institutions.
Gerard & Kelly will present Modern Living at Villa Savoye (09.28 > 10.6), Clockwork at l’Atelier-appartement Le Corbusier (10.16 > 18), as a part of Festival d’Automne à Paris 2019.
Modern Living is an ongoing series of performances and videos sited in iconic modern homes around the world. Mining these “ruins” of modernism for their hidden choreographies and radical social experiments, the workshop will pose questions around memory, the architecture of intimacy, and queer space. The workshop starts within the Brutalist architecture of the CN D then travels to the apartment and studio designed and inhabited by Le Corbusier – one of the innovators of what is now called modern architecture. Participants will respond in movement and writing to architecture and site, and the workshop will offer them embodied strategies for experimental living.