Robert Whitman

  • Robert Whitman

  • Robert Whitman

    Saturday, October 21st - 8.30pm

    Robert Whitman is a prominent American artist who continues to create imaginary, non-narrative theatre pieces. His works are rich in sound and image (films, videos, slides), integrating evocative props in environments of his own creation.

    Prune Flat, 1965

    Duration: 30 minutes
    Prune Flat, conceived specifically for a proscenium stage, combines live performers, film projection and evocative props. Large film images envelop and flatten performers, who then appear in full three-dimensionality on the stage, echoing the actions they perform in the film. When the actions of a third performer coincide exactly with the film that is projected on her, the line between film and reality dissolves in magical sequences of images.

    Local Report: Side Effects, 2017

    Duration: 30 minutes
    Local Report: Side Effects combines two strands in Whitman’s performance history. Performers located throughout Paris make live video and voice reports, using smart phone apps specially developed for the performance. These reports are integrated into the pre-recorded images, evocative props, and actions by live performers in the auditorium. Quotidian actions of cooking, dressing, hair cutting, and sightseeing are imagined anew in the flow of recorded and live images flowing through the space.

    In collaboration with the musée du Louvre, the Centre Georges Pompidou and Pace, New York, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Palo Alto, Paris.
    RSVP mandatory on www.louvre.fr/progtems/parades-fiac-2017

    Address: Auditorium of the musée du Louvre, entrance under the Pyramid, 75001 Paris


    Images from performance of Prune Flat December 2016 at Fridman Gallery, New York. performers: Leesa Abahuni.Leah Ivey, Hedi Sorger
    Photos by Julie Martin
  • 2017 | Parades

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