Los Angeles

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA
October 21 – December 6, 2015
Installation/school and performance
Curated by Robert Crouch

Collaborators: Joy Angela Anderson, Charmaine Bee, Heyward Bracey, Rebecca Bruno, Fonzy Cervera, Erin Christovale, Loren Fenton, Kloii “Hummingbird” Hollis, Maria Maea, Meena Murugesan, taisha paggett, Sebastian Peters-Lazaro, Kristianne Salcines, .Turay, Devika Wickremesinghe, Suné Woods

This installation took the form of a school as an artistic and social problem, building the School’s curriculum and infrastructure through physical and social sculpture, performance and image, where the roles of artist and viewer, dancing and non-dancing body, art and learning coalesce. The continual programming consisted of workshops, weekly classes and micro-performances initiated by members of WXPT. The curriculum was open to all, blurring lines between audience and participant, while especially encouraging queer people of color to join. Across the bodies of the company and the members of the public who joined the school, the curriculum built an accumulative performance score in weekly increments, which culminated in a performance at the conclusion of the exhibition.

Full schedule of public classes & events

Documentation: Chris Wormald

Documentation: Ashley Hunt

“Meadow” performance
Documentation: Chris Wormald

The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People is made possible by The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital, primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional funds came from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Programming was sponsored by a grant from the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts.

Development support was given through Show Box L.A.’s Los Angeles Dance & Research Residency Program, which is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.