TAMAR ETTUN: PART YELLOW
- Date: April 8, 2016
- Sponsor: Friedman Gallery, The Franklin Furnace Fund, Jerome Foundation, The SHS Foundation, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
- Location: Bryant Park, NYC
- Partner: Bryant Park, Art Production Fund
- Artists: Tamar Ettun and The Moving Company
Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly: Part YELLOW
Bryant Park, NYC
April 8, 3-4pm and 5-6pm
Followed by Q&A and a reception
Movers: Maia Karo, Rebecca Pristoop, Mor Mendel, Sabrina Shapiro, Asher Mones, Laura Bernstein, Tina Wang
Costume Design by Ella Dagan
Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly: Part YELLOW is a multidisciplinary performance, in which vast colors, inflatables, sound and dance combine to create an immersive psychological landscape commenting on Desire. It could be viewed as a “handheld history”, a collection of personal accounts, about transformation within a culture. Ettun investigates the concepts of movement and stillness in relation to the ephemeral, and confronts our machine-like psychological defenses with accumulated gestures building empathy with the other.
Part YELLOW explores the conception of Desire and should be viewed as a sequel to the Blue chapter that dealt with empathy. Eros stems from the same source, but is also a multifaceted driving force that generates emotions and movement within a person and a community. It can create empathy, fear, compassion, and desire between one and the other. In Ettun’s symbolic language, the power of desire on its own is what creates the movement and avoids the stillness, fights death – the ultimate stillness.
Mauve Bird is a body of work presented by Ettun and her performance group, The Moving Company, as a tetralogy, premiering a new installment each year until the completion of the project in 2018. Each part is based on a color - Blue, Red, Yellow and Orange - and an emotion relating to the other. In addition to performances, the work consists of videos, photographs and sculptural objects. Following its premiere in Bryant Park, Part YELLOW will be the subject of Ettun's one-person exhibition at Uppsala Art Museum in Sweden.
Tamar Ettun lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and is represented by Fridman Gallery, New York, NY.
Presented by Bryant Park, Art Production Fund, Fridman Gallery, and The Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation, The SHS Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and general operating support from the New York State Council on the Arts, and with support from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council