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Featured: THE LEGACY OF REZA ABDOH December 19, 2011 (NYC)

THE LEGACY OF REZA ABDOH
Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (Map)
December 19, 2011 10am – 9pm

L to R: Juliana Francis, Tom Fitzpatrick, Gerard Little, Tom Pearl, Reza Abdoh, Rafael Pimental.

Part I 10-4pm ALL-DAY SCREENINGS

Curated by Adam Soch Williams, videographer and documentarian

10am Introductory remarks (via Skype) by Daniel Mufson, author Reza Abdoh (1999)
10:15-11:50am Bogeyman (1991)
11:50am-1:15pm Law of Remains (1992)
1:15pm-3pm Tight Right White (1993)
3pm-4pm Selections from rarely seen video work, including The Blind Owl

AFTERNOON READING AND DISCUSSION
4:30 Quotations from a Ruined City (1994).A reading of selections by original Dar a Luz company members Tony Torn, Peter Jacobs and Tom Pearl, joined by David Greenspan. Discussion to follow.

Part II 6:30pm EVENING PANELS AND DISCUSSIONS

Panel I: DAR A LUZ: PROCESS, COLLABORATION AND AESTHETIC
A panel with Reza Abdoh’s collaborators, including Juliana Francis-Kelly, Tom Pearl, Tal Yarden, Anita Durst and others; a filmed tribute by Alan Mandell; commentary from documentarian Sarvi Chan. Chaired by Elinor Fuchs with guest-commenter James Leverett.

Panel II: THE AESTHETIC MOVES OUTWARD: ABDOH’S CULTURAL KIN AND LEGACY
A panel discussing the aesthetic gestures of Abdoh’s work with Richard Foreman, Michael Counts, Caden Manson, Jim Findlay and curator/critic Marc Arthur. Chaired by Norman Frisch.

Books:
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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble bigartgroup.com and network, blog, and publisher, contemporaryperformance.com. He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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