Tamar Ettun: One Thing Leads to Another

In conjunction with Performa 11

Image- Performer: Jaeeun Lee

Open rehearsals November 1-12
Culminating Performa 11 Performance:
Nov. 12, 3 – 6 pm, reception to follow.
(inflation from 2:30-3, deflation from 6-7:30)
Free shuttle will transport visitors between Jay Street Metrotech Stop, the F/G Carroll Stop, and Kidd Yellin from 2:45 – 7:30. Look for Royal Transportation van.
There will also be a group bike ride to Kidd Yellin the day of the performance. More info here.

Rehearsals (open to the public):
Friday, November 4th: 10am – 2pm
Thursday, November 10th: 4pm – 7pm
Friday, November 11th: 3pm – 7pm

Recess at Kidd Yellin
133 Imlay Street
Brooklyn, NY

One Thing Leads to Another is a working installation and multi-media performance, revolving around an overturned hot air balloon, reanimated through narrative, dance, and shifting physicality. Tamar Ettun will abstract vignettes from The Odyssey, taking the text’s themes of labor, gifting, and movement of the itinerant body, while incorporating dance traditions from Trisha Brown, Yvonne Rainer, and Ohad Naharin’s GAGA.

The performance, which will occur inside the balloon, will last two hundred and forty minutes (including inflation and deflation time), referencing The Odyssey’s 24 chapters. The audience can come and go as they like, and is encouraged to move inside and outside the balloon to witness the narrative evolve into an animate sculpture, featuring video projection, live music, and choreography from seven performers, including the artist.

Performers will move from one end of the balloon to another, each making an effort to complete specific tasks while negotiating the physical impediment of others blocking their path. Once all tasks have been completed, all performers will rotate 90 degrees and repeat.

This project is presented as part of Performa 11.

Performers: Danielle Agami, Tamar Ettun, Yoni Kretzmer, Jaeeun Lee, Jesse Wintermute & Netta Yerushalmy.

Artist Bio:

Tamar Ettun graduated from Yale University School of Art with an MFA in Sculpture. She studied at Cooper Union in 2007, while earning her BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, where she graduated with honors. Ettun has previously curated an event at The Queens Museum, and has exhibited at the PERFORMA Biennale 2009; X –Initiative, NYC; The Jewish Museum, NYC; The Center of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; Herzelia Museum of Contemporary Art; The Israel Museum; Boston University Rubin Frankel Gallery; Williamsburg Art and Historical Center’ and the Herzelia Bienniale 2011, among others.

Ettun is currently working on a solo exhibition in Andrea Meislin Gallery in New York. Ettun has been honored by several organizations including The America Israel Cultural Foundation, The World Performance Project at Yale, Artis. She received the Alice English Kimball Fellowship from Yale School of Art,  which she used to travel around the United States chasing Hot Air Balloons.

With special thanks to Artis – Contemporary Israeli Art Fund and Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in NY.

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