WILL RAWLS AT THE HAMMER

Will Rawls—in conjunction with his Hammer residency—presents a dance/stop-motion animation work-in-progress this week at the museum.

WILL RAWLS

Tuesday, July 16, at 7:30 pm.

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top: Will Rawls, photograph by Luis Rodriguez; Rawls performing in his The Planet Eaters at the 2016 River to River Festival, New York, photographs by Darial Sneed (2); Rawls by Luis Rodriguez, 2015. Images courtesy and © the artists, photographers, and the Hammer Museum.

CHANTAL AKERMAN — MY MOTHER LAUGHS

A new English-language translation of MY MOTHER LAUGHSChantal Akerman’s final book—is out now from The Song Cave.

“She’s constantly saying the same thing over and over again and when I say to her you already told me that, she gets mad.

I don’t have the right to speak here anymore, I’m stopped immediately.

The next time she repeats herself I say nothing, but I sigh.

She catches it or not, I don’t know.

She says nothing and continues her taxi and airport story, about a wealthy woman who was in the hospital with cancer and a man who was in the hospital because he had fallen in his apartment at 48 years old, still in his prime. Now it will never be the same again. He was still walking and eating fine.

It rains, it rains. Yet it’s summer.” — Chantal Akerman, from My Mother Laughs, translated by Corina Copp.

Book cover image, with photograph of Chantal Akerman by Babette Mangolte, courtesy and © The Song Cave, 2019; Chantal AkermanNo Home Movie, 2015, video still, courtesy and © Icarus Films; Akerman with her mother, courtesy and © The Song Cave.

ADÈS, MCGREGOR, AND DEAN — WORLD PREMIERES

This weekend at the Music Center, choreographer Wayne McGregor, composer and conductor Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, the Royal Ballet, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic present two world premieres, preceded by a work—OUTLIER—new to West Coast audiences.

LIVING ARCHIVE: AN AI PERFORMANCE EXPERIMENT—danced by Company Wayne McGregor—is a first look at the results of McGregor’s collaboration with Google’s Arts and Culture Lab to develop a choreographic tool that generates new outcomes for works in McGregor’s repertoire. This iteration of LIVING ARCHIVE will be danced to Adès’ In Seven Days, performed by the LA Phil.

The evening will close with the dance world premiere of Part One of McGregor’s full-evening work THE DANTE PROJECT. Set to Adès’ new eponymous composition, INFERNO will be performed by the Royal Ballet, and features a set designed by Tacita Dean—her first work for dancers and the stage—and lighting design by Lucy Carter and Simon Bennison.

ADÈS AND MCGREGOR—A DANCE COLLABORATION

OUTLIER, LIVING ARCHIVE: AN AI PERFORMANCE EXPERIMENT, and THE DANTE PROJECT PART 1 (INFERNO)

Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13, at 7:30 pm.

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

135 North Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Wayne McGregor, The Dante Project (Inferno), featuring Royal Ballet dancers Fumi Kaneko and Edward Watson; Watson and company; Calvin Richardson; artists of the Royal Ballet. Wayne McGregor, Living Archive, featuring Company Wayne McGregor dancers Izzac Carroll, Maria Daniela Gonzalez, and Jordan James Bridge; Chien-Shun Liao; Carroll; Rebecca Bassett-Graham and Carroll. Wayne McGregor, Outlier, artists of Company Wayne McGregor; Lauren Cuthbertson, Jacob O’Connell, and Joshua Barwick; Gonzalez, O’Connell, and Bassett-Graham. Photographs by Cheryl Mann, July 12, 2019, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. Images courtesy and © Wayne McGregor, Tacita Dean, the Royal Ballet, the Music Center, the photographer, and the performers.

GARDAR EIDE EINARSSON — CONSERVATOR’S NOTES

GARDAR EIDE EINARSSON—CONSERVATOR’S NOTES is a new artist’s book—Risograph, 36 pages, black and white—that looks at twenty-six exhibited works by Einarsson.

Published by At Last Books in Copenhagen, CONSERVATOR’S NOTES is available from Printed Matter.

Images courtesy and © the artist.

ANIMA

ANIMA—a short film by Paul Thomas Anderson set to three songs from Thom Yorke’s new album—features Yorke and a troupe of dancers performing an extended suite of movement work by choreographer Damien Jalet.

Yorke worked with Jalet when the musician was scoring Luca Guadagnino’s 2018 version of Suspiria.

ANIMA, now on Netflix.

Thom Yorke in Anima. Fourth from top: Yorke and Dajana Roncione, photograph by Darius Khondji. Below: Roncione and Yorke, photograph by Petr Dobias. Images courtesy and © the artists, photographers, and Netflix.