|Modi's funeral from Maudit, by Leslie Gray|
Written and directed by Leslie Gray, Maudit took the form of a dialogue between artist Hébuterne and the unborn child she took with her to her death. There were many transformations of scale and media. Four foot puppets became shadows on the wall, flags became mothers, small rags became children, and hats became artists. Picture frames were also a prominent visual element, as were masks. Exciting moments were when the processi were revealed, showing, for example, how a simple flag could be folded to become a living, talking person.
|Crescent and a canid patron, from Star|
Star, directed by Katie Shook, marked the opening of Janie Geiser and Susan Simpson's new Automata space on Chung King Plaza. It's their first permanent home since Manual Archives closed in 2009.