Experience the museum animated by artists and luminaries. Tonight: the collaborative work of Bay Area-based Laetitia Sonami and SUE-C focuses on the real-time creation of film-like live performances. Sonami's elbow-length "lady's glove" extends her gestures, allowing her to construct fleeting sonic architectures as she moves fingers, hand, and arm. Video artist SUE-C synthesizes cinema from photographs, drawings, models, and interactive lighting effects. Tonight's performance in the atrium is a mash-up of current work and Sheepwoman, their most recent live film inspired by work from Japanese author Haruki Murakami. These images and sounds are echoed by Douglas Gordon's Feature Film, a study of the hands, arms, and face of the Paris Opera's James Conlon as he conducts the orchestral score for Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. Blue Bottle Coffee Co. and Meatpaper magazine foreground Vertigo's San Francisco setting with a special menu on the rooftop. The evening also includes hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
Laetitia Sonami and SUE-C
Thursday, April 15, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Screening of Douglas Gordon's Feature Film
9:00 p.m. Performance by Laetitia Sonami and SUE-C
Image: Laetitia Sonami; photo: Avatar