Friday, August 26, 2016 | 7-9 pm
18th Street Arts Center’s Main Gallery
On Friday, August 26, at 7 pm, 18th Street’s current Artist Lab Resident, Shana Lutker, will present a performance-lecture and preview of her upcoming show, “The Sleeping Poet and the Jongleuse,” in 18th Street’s Main Gallery. This 45-minute performance will center on about a fistfight that took place on July 2, 1925 between Symbolist and Surrealist artists at a banquet in Paris. The performance, situated within Lutker’s sculptural installation in the Artist Lab, will incorporate the poetry of Symbolist Saint-Pol-Roux, excerpts from The Juggler (1900) by controversial French author Rachilde, and the Surrealists’s documents of protest. The tale of the fracas will be punctuated with chandelier-swinging, juggling, and music with running time of approximately 50 minutes.
Based on the fourth chapter of her ongoing research project, Le “New” Monocle: The History of the Fistfights of the Surrealists, this Performance-in-Progress is a primer and behind-the-scenes look at Lutker’s upcoming show, “The Sleeping Poet and the Jongleuse,” presented by LA><ART on September 14 and 15 at TAIX in Echo Park.
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