Dining at the Wilsons'
Water Mill, New York
On December 20, Nashat and Linder will present an installation of their current work-in-progress.
Sculpture, performance props, body images, movement, video and sound will be engaged in a whole encompassing structure in which the nature and relevance of any single element is interchangeably being seduced, interrogated or authenticated by the relations between all the elements.
About the Artists
Shahryar Nashat is a Swiss artist based in Berlin. His works include videos, photographs, sculptures and installations that interrogate dramatic structures characterized by an emphasis on display, staging and rehearsal. The works often give expression to unconscious desires, and accommodate the lingering gaze of the viewer. Nashat investigates collections, reproductions of art works, as well as questions relating to appropriation, display and the apparatus. He uses one mode, form or medium to surrogate another, and plays with the sympathetic relationship between these genres. Nashat is currently taking part in Bice Curiger's ILLUMInations at this year's International Venice Biennale.
Adam Linder is a Berlin based choreographer and performer. Prior to embarking upon his choreographic practice, Linder performed with Meg Stuart, Michael Clark, Jeremy Wade, Netherlands Dance Theatre, The Royal Ballet and visual artist Pablo Bronstein. Linder is currently producing a new choreography entitled Spectacular Vernaculars which weaves together live rapping, somatic movement research, historical anecdotes and booty grinding to create an original document in which two stray cultural underdogs, Hip Hop and contemporary performance, meet to give each other a helping hand.