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Light Body, (Live Dance Performance) 12, 2016

Photograph

Archival pigment ink print

10.63 x 16.00 in

27.0 x 40.6 cm

Edition of 5

This work is signed, titled, dated on verso.

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    About The Work

    Lia Chavez: Light Body, was a commission by Isabella Rossellini and the inaugural performance in an ongoing series showcasing some of today’s most celebrated contemporary artists at Rossellini’s farm. The performance was presented by Beverly Allan and Nur Elektra El Shami and curated by Tali Wertheimer. 

    For Light Body, Chavez’s first live dance performance, the artist led a balletic procession of effulgent bodies at sunset. She appropriated the practice of contemplative walking, which she encountered during a recent artistic pilgrimage to meditate in the cave monasteries of the Himalayas. For the performance, Chavez imagined this advancement into another realm through a process of visual choreography which conceives the live figure within the art-historical tension between pictorial form and abstraction. The artist performed alongside dancers Troy Ogilvie and Djassi daCosta Johnson. Costuming for this performance was generously provided by the renowned fashion designer Mary Katrantzou. 

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    About Lia Chavez

    From The Magazine

    • A live dance performance by Lia Chavez. A commission by Isabella Rossellini. Presented at the Farm of Isabella Rossellini in Brookhaven Hamlet, NY USA. July 23, 2016. Duration: 45 minutes. Featuring costumes by Mary Katrantzou. Photo documentation by Ira Lippke. © Lia Chavez

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