"Senga Nengudi's "RSVP" series was originally made in Los Angeles in the 1970s. Made of pantyhose and attached to the wall, the works were originally activated by Nengudi and artist Maren Hassinger who moved through the composition and explored the materiality of this flexible yet restrictive material. Highlighting ideas of transference and memory, this new work in the series is activated by Rashaun Mitchell and Regina Rocke, who participated in an intensive workshop with Nengudi and Hassinger to build the work.
This program is a part of Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art. Organized by Thomas J. Lax, Assistant Curator and Edwin Ramoran, Manager of Public Programs and Community Engagement with Monique Long, Curatorial Fellow."
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This event wasn't so bad, when I arrived, everyone was already seated and waiting, it was a semi-group participation and interaction kind of performance, the attendees were given a set of bells, to ring throughout the show, it was very inspiring and also touching, not to mention there were children there in the audience so it made it very much fun and interesting for them, I think one of the best aspects of the performance was when Regina Rocke, who who was one of the dancers made her way around the audience with a set of stockings attatched to her arms, and allowed them to "drip" or create "dripping" sensations/Motions around us, the viewers, The performance was overall very touching, although short, you can definitely feel it's overall reminiscence created around the audience joined by her partner "Rashaun Mitchell" Who is also a dancer and performer this event definitely had elements that allowed you to take home with you.
March, 9, 2014 ( on* a Sunday!)