September 20, 2014
Fellini and Masina on the set of La Strada.

Fellini and Masina on the set of La Strada.

September 20, 2014
William Gale Gedney

Two Boys Smoking , Eastern Kentucky 1964

William Gale Gedney

Two Boys Smoking , Eastern Kentucky 1964

September 20, 2014
Jean Rouet

Untitled, 1960

Jean Rouet

Untitled, 1960

September 20, 2014
Emmanuel Sougez

Emmanuel Sougez

September 20, 2014
Dr. Bohumil Kröhn

Woman doing a one handed cartwheel, ca. 1937/38

Dr. Bohumil Kröhn

Woman doing a one handed cartwheel, ca. 1937/38

September 20, 2014
Sam Haskins
Magritte Inspired apple series, 1972

Sam Haskins

Magritte Inspired apple series, 1972

September 20, 2014
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Hibiya District, Tokyo, 1965

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Hibiya District, Tokyo, 1965

September 20, 2014
Jenő Dulovits

Ploughing, 1935

Jenő Dulovits

Ploughing, 1935

September 19, 2014

Brendan Fernandes

From The Working Move

2012

The Working Move is a two-part project consisting of a live performance and photographic installation. The work is inspired by Ballet movement vocabularies that relate to labor and endurance. The Working Move is informed by the histories of avant-garde dance and its relationship to visual art. In the work, movements are constructed to depict dancers interacting directly with a collection of plinths - these minimalist structures serve alternately as set, a supportive prop or an unwieldy burden. The live performance is set within the context of a rehearsal where dancers perform while taking instruction from a director regarding how to make the movements. The fourth wall is broken and the dance will stop and restart as the director leads and creates the dance. Through this project I am making further reference to my past research on museum display technique as it relates to the “othered culture.” The dancers will dance and move with the apparatuses that display museum “artifacts” (plinths, hooks, stands). The body becomes a stand-in for the “artifact.” Through this project I explore the body’s status as a commodity via the theory of value, specifically looking at the dancer’s body as a place of creation that is also taxed when in the process of performing.

The Working Move is a live performance conceived and choreographed by Brendan Fernandes, co-choreographed by Justine Chambers, and originally danced by Cody Cox, Carolynn Fisher, Zoe Nichele, Diego Romero and Sophia Wolfe, with music performed by Zabelita Fraser. Produced by the Western Front Society, Vancouver, BC with the support of EDAM Dance, The Deux Mille Foundation and the Hamber Foundation.

Live Performance Trailer

September 18, 2014
Robert Doisneau
The liberation of Paris, 1944

Robert Doisneau

The liberation of Paris, 1944