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Photos from the third week of Step and Repeat, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, September 27, 2014:

From top: Le1f with Isla Jones Cheadle and dancers from REACH LA; Yung Jake with Alison Peery; Barbara T. Smith performs Wrestling; Will Alexander; performance view of Yung Jake; Asma Maroof of NGUZUNGUZU; Rod Smith; guests Baby Almond Eyes (wifislilangel) and Zakmatic; Power Violence; Le1f. 

Photography (c) Joshua White/ JWPICTURES.com and Myles Pettengill.

Tickets for the fourth and final week of Step and Repeat are now on sale.

Bight of the Twin is a feature documentary where friends and collaborators, director Hazel Hill McCarthy III and cultural engineer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, explore the relationship between Vodun and Western secular art and performance by trying to answer the question of embodiment.

The filmmakers traveled to Ouidah, Benin, looking for a view of one of the world’s oldest religions, through the radical exchange of beliefs and ideas with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. Beginning as an investigation, the nature of the project changed when Genesis was serendipitously initiated into the twin fetish—a tradition within Vodun that honors twins and has some surprising parallels to Genesis’ own artistic practice.

Through these ceremonies, Genesis reaffirmed an eternal bond with h/er late wife and Pandrogyne partner, Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, an activation of a complete state. In filming, the nature of the film changed from simply being a catalyst for audiences to gain a wider understanding and acceptance of Vodun, to being itself, Vodun—an object that has been activated by creation. 

Bight of the Twin - a film by Hazel Hill McCarthy III with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge - MOCAtv

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Photos from the second week of Step and Repeat, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, September 20, 2014:

From top: Jack Name; Oxbow; guest David Choe with performer Derrick Beckles; audience for Jack Name; Trisha Low; Beckles with audience; Kate Berlant; performance view of boychild in Moved By The Motion, with Wu Tsang and Patrick Belaga; Marina Rosenfeld; boychild and Wu Tsang.

Photography (c) Joshua White/ JWPICTURES.com and Myles Pettengill.

Tickets now on sale for the third week of Step and Repeat, September 27, 2014.

"Spontaneously performing in public has the potential to connote negative associations such as terrorism, insanity, or any kind of disturbance of peace… Performing in a private space tempers and frames the body in a way that forces the audience to assume the performer has a purpose. The barrier of the stage is therefore created, and decreases the threat and fear of failure for the performance."Jacolby Satterwhite

[Step and Repeat performance GIFs by Sarah Wintner.]

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Photos from the first week of Step and Repeat at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, September 13, 2014:

From top: Vanessa Place; P. Morris; staged reading of Twelve by Ann Hirsch, with Hirsch, Eugene Kotlyarenko, Guthrie Lonergan, Jeff Baij, and Dasha Nekrasova; Jacolby Satterwhite in collaboration with Ashland Mines; audience for SFV Acid and the Valley Sound; Seth Bogart and Peggy Noland at Wacky Wacko pop-up store; Dynasty Handbag.

Photography (c) Joshua White/ JWPICTURES.com and Myles Pettengill.

Tickets now on sale for this Saturday’s edition.

STEP AND REPEAT
Saturday, September 13th
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
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Dynasty Handbag is the alter ego of New York-based video and performance artist Jibz Cameron. Her work has been presented at art centers, festivals, theaters, and museums, such as The Museum of Modern Art (New York), the New Museum (New York), and MOCA, as well as international dives both great and small, and has been heralded by The New York Times as “the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years.” Catch her tomorrow night at Step and Repeat.

Dynasty Handbag - Remote Penetration - Artist Video Projects - MOCAtv 

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MOCA has a long and rich history with performance. The very first program the museum presented when The Temporary Contemporary (now The Geffen Contemporary) opened in 1983 was a dance work by Lucinda Childs called Available Light. It featured set design by Frank Gehry and a score by John Adams. It was an auspicious beginning for a museum that would come to pride itself on experimentation.

Since then, an extremely wide range of programs—all somehow related to this word performance—have appeared at MOCA, including works by: Mike Kelley, Meredith Monk, Michael Smith, Eric Bogosian, the Squat Theater, The Wooster Group, Karen Finley, Wallace Shawn, William Leavitt, Peter Sellars, and Chris & Cosey. Reading series have included such illustrious writers as: William T. Vollmann, Sherman Alexie, Ursula K. Le Guin, Octavia E. Butler, Wanda Coleman, Adrienne Rich, and Harryette Mullen. On a more pop tip, the museum has hosted such notables as Grandmaster Flash, Santigold, X, Diplo, Blonde Redhead, and the Dead Kennedys.

Even though MOCA does not have a department devoted to performance—the museum has never had medium-specific departments as such—we have always assumed that contemporary art touches everything. Indeed, to be contemporary, to do justice to the innovations and experiments of art, MOCA has always sought to present culture in the broadest sense.

[PHOTOS: Available Light, 1983; Explorations I, 1983; Summer 1985: Nine Artists, 1985; Reno Enraged, 1990; Action Occupation, 1995; Live Sprawl, 2008. The Temporary Contemporary/The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.]

STEP AND REPEATSaturday, September 13thThe Geffen Contemporary at MOCATICKETS ON SALE
Ann Hirsch presents Twelve: a staged reading of her censored e-book (2013) set in a late 1990s AOL chatroom, chronicling the young artist’s virtual exploits. She will be joined by Jeff Baij, Eugene Kotlyarenko, Guthrie Lonergan, Rachel Lord, Dasha Nekrasova, Jesse Stecklow, and Rebecca Veith.
Hirsch is a video and performance artist who examines the influence of technology on popular culture and gender. Her immersive research has included becoming a YouTube camwhore with over two million video views and an appearance as a contestant on Frank the Entertainer…In a Basement Affair on Vh1. 

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STEP AND REPEAT
Saturday, September 13th
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
TICKETS ON SALE

Ann Hirsch presents Twelve: a staged reading of her censored e-book (2013) set in a late 1990s AOL chatroom, chronicling the young artist’s virtual exploits. She will be joined by Jeff Baij, Eugene Kotlyarenko, Guthrie Lonergan, Rachel Lord, Dasha Nekrasova, Jesse Stecklow, and Rebecca Veith.

Hirsch is a video and performance artist who examines the influence of technology on popular culture and gender. Her immersive research has included becoming a YouTube camwhore with over two million video views and an appearance as a contestant on Frank the Entertainer…In a Basement Affair on Vh1. 

STEP AND REPEAT
Saturday, September 13th
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Vanessa Place with Samantha Gorman | Rae Armantrout | SFV Acid with The Valley Sound | Ann Hirsch | Dynasty Handbag | Jacolby Satterwhite with Ashland Mines | Toca Talent presents P. Morris, Rare Times, and Ille

6–11PM
Doors open at 5:30

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[PHOTOS: Vanessa Place by Lawrence Schwartzwald; Ashland Mines by Jake Michaels; Dynasty Handbag by Ian Douglas; Ille by Aliya Naumoff; SFV Acid.]