Honing, Joan Gallery, Los Angeles, 2018 

A project by Marcos Lutyens and Jennie Mary Tai Liu

21 April 2018

A layering of time and space at the opening gala of Joan Gallery in the Bendix building that had been used to build aircraft honing devices during WWII by women factory workers.

A comment from Raymond Guy:

"I  found that your latest project, JOAN, is reminiscent of the Brownian movement in the crowd as the video begins. As the performers evolve in their interactions, the entropy in the space organizes itself to create a dedicated area for them to evolve with the crowd moving to the perimeter. Was this choreographed as such or was this self-organization serendipitous and revelatory of a natural movement found in the environment and in society?"

with performers: 

Stacy Dawson Stearns 

Laura Stinger 

Alana Reibstein 

Devika Wickremesinghe 

Editor and Sound Designer Hashim Thomas

Summer Guthery JOAN Director | Co-Founder | Curator 

Production support 

David Matorin 

Sydney Cazares 

Sarah Anne Cooper 

Jumpsuits by James Kidd 

Thanks to Milka Djordjevich and also to all who became performers by the mere act of visiting the Gala.

Bendix Building 2018 (c) 

Los Angeles 


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