Performances by Babeth VanLoo, Samadhi Arts, and Vanessa Anspaugh
Force of Stillness
Saturday, November 5, 2016
1:00 PM–6:00 PM
Throughout the Museum, and free with any festival or Museum admission ticket
Performance by Babeth VanLoo
1:30 PM-3:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Three different performances, entitled Warmth Sculpture, Touch, and Compassion Tree, presented throughout the afternoon
Performance by Samadhi Arts
1:30-2:30 PM & 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Performed by Bleue Liverpool, Ankita Mishra, Goldie Poblador, Michelle Sui, and Alexi Transparent; curated by Harry Einhorn
Performance by Vanessa Anspaugh
These performances are part of the two-day festival Force of Stillness: Film and Performance Inspired by Buddhism, curated by Amber Bemak.
About the Performers
Vanessa Anspaugh is a choreographer and performance-based artist. Many of the questions that surround her work address the myriad relationships that exist in collections of groups and individuals, touching on tropes such as directorship, authorship, collaboration, collectivity, domination, emptiness, and love. Her work has been both commissioned and presented by Danspace Project, DTW, New York Live Arts, the Joyce Theater, the River to River Festival, BAX, the Sculpture Center, the Hessel Museum of Art, and Movement Research among others. She has had funded residencies through DTW, Mount Tremper Arts, Kattsbaan, the Mac Dowell Colony, LMCC, BAX, BOFFO, and Bard College.
Harry Einhorn is a composer, performer, director, educator, and producer based in Brooklyn, New York. His work explores the possibility of art as a vehicle for the transmission of ancient wisdom in a contemporary context through multiple disciplines and languages. A second-generation American Tibetan Buddhist, he has collaborated and performed across the United States and in Bodhgaya, India. He is the artistic director and co-founder of Samadhi Arts, a performance platform dedicated to contemporary expression with deep roots in contemplative practices and traditional lineages.
Babeth VanLoo is an internationally acclaimed Dutch media artist and filmmaker who gained international acclaim for film projects made with her teacher, the artist Joseph Beuys. Her art is in his tradition of “social sculpture,” a notion that transcends the boundaries of art, media, and social action. VanLoo co-founded and served as programming director of the Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation, the first Buddhist television station in the Western world, as well as being the founder and director of the Buddhist Film Festival in Europe. In 2013 she received the Outstanding Woman in Buddhism Award in Thailand. Her book ART = LIFE = ART will be published in November 2016 by Samsara Books.
â€‹Free with festival pass or Museum admission