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May 4, 2014

Hosted by Wərkärtz, 767 S. Alameda Street, St. 100


To kick off LA><ART’s new performance series, Ieva Misevičiūtė will present IMPERSONATIONS, a series of dance and speech acts depicting objects, people, phenomena, and philosophical concepts.  Misevičiūtė - a former Lithuanian clown, academic, and practitioner of unproductive gymnastics – uses movement to fuse comedic strategies, academic vocabulary and butoh.  In this performance, impersonations go beyond imitation of human qualities to concepts such as radical hospitality, lunging non-movements, worm at random, soft knowledge, and a man with a hat on top of another man with a hat.  
Ieva Misevičiūtė, a performing artist  and has performed in such venues as The Kitchen, New York; dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel; de Appel art centre, Amsterdam; Center Pompidou, Paris; Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius; and Performa 09 at Swiss Institute, New York.
Starting in May 2014, LA><ART launches a series of performances to be curated by Summer Guthery, LA><ART’s Curator of Performance and Special Projects.  Alongside exhibitions and programming, the performance series is meant to highlight the critical role of live performance in the visual arts throughout history.  As performance exists in parallel to artistic practice, it is key to understanding notions of artistic refusal, artistic intelligence and overall intention.   This performance series then in its own modest way intends to suggest this history and incite curiosity by revealing the layers of an artists practice. Performances will take place at LA><ART’s gallery and other venues around the city and includes local, national and international artists working in literature, dance, theater, film and in-between.

Generous support provided by GuestHaus Residency and Wərkärtz.

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