SLOW ME DOWN

Maria Hassabi

Friday, October 12, 2018
October 12 – 20, 2018
DANCE, FILM/VIDEO, INSTALLATION / October 12, 13, 15–19

The US premiere of Maria Hassabi’s SLOW ME DOWN, a moving-image installation commissioned for EMPAC’s 10YEARS celebration. Partially filmed while Hassabi and her dancers were in residence this spring, the work features material from Hassabi’s live installation, STAGING (2017), which was presented internationally in public spaces, museums, and exhibition contexts. Blending collage and post-production effects, SLOW ME DOWN builds a hyper-real frame that augments this footage and participates in the construction of what Hassabi calls a “performative surreality."

Maria Hassabi (b. Cyprus) is a New York based artist and choreographer. Her practice utilizes stillness and deceleration as techniques in choreographies that oscillate between dance and sculpture, subject and object, live body and still image, testing conventional rhythms of viewership in the process.

Curator:: 
Ashley Ferro-Murray
Dates: 
Dance
SLOW ME DOWN
Studio 2
October 12, 2018, 12PM11:30PM
Dance
SLOW ME DOWN
Studio 2
October 13, 2018, 12PM11:30PM
Dance
SLOW ME DOWN
Daily 12–5PM
Studio 2
October 15October 20, 2018
Return to 10YEARS

Additional co-production support towards the creation of SLOW ME DOWN (2018), was provided by Point Center for Contemporary Art, Nicosia CY.

EMPAC 2018–19 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts.

National Endowment for the Arts