A New Work by Muistardeaux Collective
Release date: September 8, 2010
Muistardeaux Collective, Eric Gibbons and Tom Borden; photo: courtesy and copyright Alan Bamberger
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is pleased to present a special series of programs in conjunction with the Muistardeaux Collective titled SCULPTURE L.A. Beginning Thursday, September 30, and running every Thursday night through October 21, the programs are the next in the museum's Live Art series.
SCULPTURE L.A. (short for Sculpture Live Action) is a multimedia lecture and performance series that features performance-based introductions and fictitious overviews of some of SFMOMA's upcoming exhibitions. The Muisterdeaux Collective (a Bay Area conceptual art duo) will create a series of performance pieces at SFMOMA based on museum exhibitions that are not on view yet: Henri Cartier-Bresson, How Wine Became Modern: Design + Wine 1976 to Now, and Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870. They will cast and then train, in collaboration with the Marina Abramovic Institute, a group of professional actors to give "multimedia lectures" about these exhibitions during the period when they are closed off from view for installation. The actors will deliver these lectures based solely on the titles of the exhibitions — no prior research or exposure to any of the museum's advance material will be allowed, not only demonstrating improvisational acrobatics, but also highlighting the borderline between fact and fiction, and ultimately — as institutional critique — calling into question the notions of expertise and authorship.
As the Muistardeaux Collective states, "We're making something out of a lack of something."
Actor auditions and intensive presentation technique workshops for SCULPTURE L.A. lecturers will be conducted at Marina Abramovic Institute West at 575 Sutter Street in San Francisco. All auditions and workshops will be open to the public for viewing.
Thursday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, September 24, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 30, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 7, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 14, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 21, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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