01.09.2019 - 16.00-16.30H
ACT ONE by Alexis Blake
Alexis Blake has a practice that coalesces visual art, movement and performance. She engages with the female body, critically examining how womxn are represented. In her collaborative works she explores how a language of movement can be a means to disrupt and renegotiate systems of representation and power.
In her new work crack nerve boogie swerve Blake concentrates on the notion of breaking breaking norms, breaking free from constraints, liberating oneself from the confinement of oppression. She will explore the act and meaning of breaking through the use of sound, the voice, and the body in an installation made with glass and concrete. The team of womxn performers is made up of local dancers, musicians, sound artists and singers, linking the work to the city of Rotterdam.
crack nerve boogie swerve will consist of three parts, co-developed by Blake and the performers during the exhibition, using the exhibition as a process and rehearsal space. Visitors can observe a snippet of the process or follow it each day. At the end of the Sessions — the allocated time for the development of each act — there will be a sketch, which will be an end marker of the process. First performance takes place Sunday 1 September, 16.00 at TENT.
Producer: Judith Roux
Clothing: Elisa van Joolen in collaboration with Anouk Beckers
Assistant: Lauren Fong
Follow the performance installation crack nerve boogie swerve by Alexis Blake closely and see below on which days you can visit TENT and attend the improvisation sessions and/or performances.
This performance is part of installation crack nerve boogie swerve, in the current exhibition No You Won’t Be Naming No Buildings after Me, curated by Vincent van Velsen. Read more about this exhibition here.
Performance / installation crack nerve boogie swerve, Alexis Blake
Location: TENT, Witte de Withstraat 50 in Rotterdam
Prelude opening exhibition No You Won’t Be Naming No Buildings after Me
Thursday 11.07, 19.00-21.00
Public rehearsals ACT ONE, music and dance
Tuesday 27.08 – Saturday 31.08, 11.00-18.00
Performance ACT ONE
Sunday 01.09, 16.00-16.30
Public rehearsals ACT TWO, music and dance
Tuesday 03.09-Friday 06.09, 11.00-18.00
Tuesday 10.09 Friday 13.09, 11.00-18.00
Performance ACT TWO
Sunday 15.09, 15.00-15.30
With thanks to the Mondriaan Fund
di-zo, 11-18 uur
vr, 11-21 uur Witte de Withstraat 50