May 25, 2012

Special Effects Stephen Lichty & Neil Marcus



Excited to see my friend Neil's new experiment:


Special Effects
Stephen Lichty & Neil Marcus

Sunday, June 3 2012
11:00am - 1:00pm

351 Shotwell Street, San Francisco
ODC Dance Commons

In their first public collaboration, Stephen Lichty and Neil Marcus will negotiate dystonic movements to become sculpture; dystonia is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movement and corresponding mental intensities. At ODC, the artists will be working with and against their natural tendencies by directing those intensities around and between their bodies, minds, to objects and back at the space itself. 

Stephen Lichty (b. 1983) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Recent projects and exhibitions include, Harlan, Laracuente, Lichty / Earth, New Capital, Chicago, 2012; The Museum Problem, Frutta, Rome, 2012; Bauer. Croxson, Lichty. Wood. Foxy Production, New York, 2012; Ribbon dance in a thunderstorm at sunset, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, 2011; Enchanted, Resort, Berlin, 2010.

Neil Marcus (b. 1954) lives and works in Berkeley, California. Marcus has danced internationally since the 1980's, received a United Nations Society of Writers Medal of Honor for his play storm reading, is included as a seminal voice in the NEA Oral History Project. Recent projects and performances include the release of his zine compendium Special Effects: Advances in Neurology, via Publication Studio, 2011; Journey to the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Pustervik, Gothenburg, 2011; Burning: Cells, Transformation, Energy Transfer, an installation of influence, with Olimpias, Berkeley, 2009.