486 49th Street (Temescal Alley)
Oakland, CA. 94609
January 21st – March 13th
For the last few weeks, Interface Gallery has been presenting a series of performative works titled Bodily Engagements.
Making Plain, which ran from February 15 through February 28th included a sculptural installation by Lisa Rybovich Crallé, fashioned from white shelving paper with a raised faux brick pattern. A few angled beams intersect the space. The dancers wear casual white jean costumes with brick patterned tank tops.
The project is one in an ongoing collaboration between Crallé and dancer Sophia Wang that they call Manners. Wang performed in the installation along with dancers Olive Blackburn and Titania Kumeh. The three interact with the space in a choreographed, minimalist arrangement of bizarre, awkward and at once beautiful gestures. An accompanying sound piece created by Tooth of Black Hole Cinematheque created atmospheric timing marked by surrealistic field recordings.
Glossary witnessed the third performance on February 27th. In another Review as Pictures, photographic documentation is here for you. Enjoy!
The final Bodily Engagements project features Endless, a performance installation with Renée Rhodes and Lauren McKeon. The gallery is open March 12th from 12pm to 4pm. A body + sculpture workshop will be held Sunday March 13th from 12pm to 2pm.
The entire series included works by Abby Crain, Lisa Rybovich Crallé, Lauren McKeon, Brontez Purnell and Sophia Wang. For more information about the entire series, visit Bodily Engagements.
All images & video: Leora Lutz for Glossary Magazine.
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