Lectures and Workshops

Graduate Art Seminar: Jay Sanders Presents Sarah Michelson and Anne Iobst (DANCENOISE)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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Los Angeles Times Media Center | ArtCenter College of Design | Hillside Campus
Pasadena, CA 91103
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Jay Sanders
Jay Sanders joined the Whitney Museum of American Art as curator and curator of performance after co-organizing the 2012 Whitney Biennial with Elisabeth Sussman. Recent projects include “Laura Poitras: Astro Noise”; “DANCENOISE: Don't Look Back”; “Anywhere in Time: A Conlon Nancarrow Festival”; and “Rituals of Rented Island.” Sanders has curated numerous exhibitions, concerts, and events over the past decade including “NUMINA lente,” a three-evening music and performance festival presented at the Clemente Soto Velez Center (New York, 2011); “Looking Back: The Third White Columns Annual” at White Columns (New York, 2008); and has programmed performance, music, and film exhibitions at such venues as Issue Project Room, Anthology Film Archives, Sculpture Center, and for Performa. From 2005 - 2010, he was a Gallery Director at Greene Naftali in New York. Sanders has written for publications including Artforum, Parkett, BOMB, and Texte zur Kunst.

Anne Iobst
Anne Iobst is a San Francisco-based performance artist and co-founder  (with Lucy Sexton) of DANCENOISE. Emerging in the early 80s at the crossroads of modern dance, performance art, and Manhattan's East Village cabaret scene, their legendary dance-based stage shows—built on manic choreography, indiscriminate violence, biting social commentary, and precise comedic timing—made them, in the words of downtown performance legend Tom Murrin, "the premier practitioners of synchronized aggression." DANCENOISE has performed in numerous New York clubs and theaters including WOW Cafe, the Pyramid, 8BC, Performance Space 122, Franklin Furnace, and the Kitchen, and went on to tour both nationally and internationally, presenting their work at Lincoln Center and winning a NY Dance and Performance Bessie Award.

Sarah Michelson
Drawing on her artistry as a choreographer, scenographer, and costume and lighting designer, Sarah Michelson’s dances compel a searching dialogue with the form and history of dance. Noted works include her recent, tournamento  (Walker Art Center, 2015); 4 (Whitney Museum of American Art, 2014); as well as earlier commissions from the Brooklyn Academy of Music (Dogs, 2006) and Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oaks Project (The Experts, 2002). Michelson is the recipient of numerous prizes including the Alpert Award in the Arts (2006), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2009), and the Whitney Biennial Bucksbaum Award (2012). She has served as associate director of Movement Research, editor-in-chief of Performance Journal, and is currently an associate curator of dance at The Kitchen.

Photo: DANCENOISE, performance in Eiszeit-Kino, Berlin, 1987. Image courtesy the artists.