No Longer Showing.
While in residence through The Kitchen at Queenslab, Lauren Bakst will develop a new performance project titled after summer, or not in the kitchen (the bed, the bathroom, the dance floor and other spaces). Lessons from encounters; a love story between desire and abjection; movement that emerges from contact: after summer is a map of and for an everyday erotics.
In Bakst’s words: “after summer begins where my previous work More Problems with Form left off, which involved my mother and I reenacting a scene from Chantal Akerman’s 1978 film Les Rendez-Vous d’Anna. In rehearsing, performing, and filming this scene together, we were able to have an encounter that would not have been possible with the scripts we already have for relating to each other. after summer begins with the question of what that gesture opened up—a re-orientation of the erotic from the most intimate (in bed with mom) to refractions of an expanded social field. I am paying attention to the unexpected, inopportune, and inappropriate formations of intimacy that emerge in minor social and psychic spaces. What forms of unknowing do these encounters propose? This is the landscape of my desire, and I will try to move through it.”
Created and performed by Lauren Bakst
Lighting Design by Madeline Best
Sound Design by Ian Douglas-Moore
Video Design by Ryan Holsopple
Costume Design by Chanterelle Menashe Ribes
Publication Design and Printing by Connie Yu
Curated by Matthew Lyons
December 11–14, 8pm
$20 General / $15 Members
after summer takes place at Queenslab, 1611 Cody Avenue, Ridgewood, NY
The Queenslab building is wheelchair accessible through the entrance at 1611 Cody Avenue. An ADA compliant restroom is available, and all bathrooms are gender inclusive.
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Lauren Bakst received a Late-Stage Production Stipend grant from Mertz Gilmore Foundation and residency support from MANA Contemporary. This program is made possible with support from Howard Gilman Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, and The Harkness Foundation for Dance; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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