Gallery Hours @ TSA Philly (319A North 11th Street #2H, Philadelphia PA 19107)
October 16th 2-6PM
Come visit Tiger Strikes Asteroid Philly on Sunday, October 16th for "Gallery Hours", choreographed by Meredith Stapleton, featuring Marisa Illingworth, Harlee Trautman, & Jennifer Yackel.
What if our bodily sense of center was relocated to our knees or mouth? How would our relationship to gravity and postural language change? "Gallery Hours" imagines landscapes in which the body explores alternative centers, each encountering a variation of strangeness. The performers double as gallery attendants shifting on and off duty, but never fully off. National Public Radio, to which the piece is scored, immerses the gallery in a sea of stories and events, reminding us that these four de-centered bodies are part of an interconnected world. Each hour will follow the same score on a different cast. The audience may filter in and out at their own pace. Here's our plan for each hour, if you want to pick and choose what most interests you.
Warm Up (10-15min)
Long Section (about 35 minutes)
Duo/Trio (5-10 min)
Check out the preperation for "Gallery Hours" here:
*The perfromance will take place during the final exhibiiton of
A BODY HAS NO CENTER, "Frame/ Unframed".
Curator Ricky Yanas proposes A Body Has No Center as an “incomplete object” opening up the idea of the gallery exhibition as a site for “emergent forms.” With a dynamic range of participants, a set of rotating mini-exhibitions in the Tiger Strikes Asteroid gallery and other venues, and a multitude of performances and events spread throughout the Philadelphia area, the project will be defined by a series of non-harmonious moments, events and atmospheres rather than a singular theme, specific space, or particular kind of work. Decentralizing the focus of the exhibition makes possible a space of play and informality where moments and relationships are privileged over constant and concrete forms, echoing the joyous instability of any singular view of what we are.
*Please check ABODYHASNOCENTER.COM for more information and updates about additional events.