Various wood scaffolding and set pieces on a dark stage.

The Artist Theater Program

Erika Vogt
Friday, April 11, 2014, at 8PM

Los Angeles-based artist Erika Vogt presented a collaborative theatrical production that brought together visual artists and performers who work across media, including Math Bass, Shannon Ebner, Lauren Davis Fisher, Mariah Garnett, MPA, Silke Otto-Knapp & Flora Wiegmann, Adam Putnam, and Mark So. The Artist Theater Program was a choreographed chorus of individual works that moved, collided and overlapped in time, responding to the space and mechanics of EMPAC’s architectural infrastructure by combining performers, artworks, sets, props, and lighting effects that echo the corporeal, erotic, sensual, expressive, and strange. By acting collectively upon physical or sculptural forms, the artists created an alternate framework for an experiential exhibition, one rooted in the desire to build and present an artistic community. 

Erika Vogt’s work has been included in major international shows at New Museum, New York City; Hepworth Wakefield, Leeds; Triangle, Marseille; Whitney Museum, New York City; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and SFMOMA, San Francisco. Vogt’s video Darker Imposter was screened on Channel 4 television, co-commissioned by Frieze Foundation, London; and EMPAC.

Main Image: Production still from The Artist Theater Program (2014). Photo: Mick Bello/EMPAC.


Dates + Tickets

The Artist Theater Program
Erika Vogt
Friday 11
8:00 AM
April 2014
Visual Art
Contemporary Performance


Production Credits

All works courtesy the artists Artists / Performers - Erika Vogt, Math Bass, Shannon Ebner, Lauren Davis Fisher, Mariah Garnett, MPA, Silke Otto-Knapp, Adam Putnam, Mark So, and Flora Wiegmann. Lighting Designer - Laura Mroczkowski Math Bass, P-I-A-N-O Piano, All at once, Far gone, and This is a sculpture (2014) Songs for chorus Chorus - Math Bass, Allison Clark, Seantel Chamberlain, Ellen Foster, Alisa Silkelianos-Carter and Mark So. Mark So, Heliogabalus (2009-10) using A. Artaud’s Heliogabalus - Or, The Crowned Anarchist Readers - Mark So, Victoria Brooks and Evan Calder Williams. Silke Otto-Knapp, Moondress (2013) Fabric, dimensions variable Performer - Flora Wiegmann