August 4, 2016
Scenes from Chapter Four | Performance-in-Progress
18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica
Friday, August 26, 7:00-9:00 pm
Performance at 8pm
Shana Lutker will present a performative lecture about a fistfight that took place on July 2, 1925 between Symbolist and Surrealist artists at a banquet in Paris.
The performance, situated within Lutker’s sculptural installation in the Artist Lab at 18th Street Arts Center, will incorporate the poetry of Symbolist Saint-Pol-Roux, excerpts from The Juggler (1900) by controversial French author Rachilde, and the Surrealists’s documents of protest. The tale of the fracas will be punctuated with chandelier-swinging, juggling, and live music, and has running time of approximately 50 minutes.
Based on the fourth chapter of her ongoing research project, Le “New” Monocle: The History of the Fistfights of the Surrealists, this Performance-in-Progress is a primer and behind-the-scenes look at Lutker’s upcoming show, [Title], presented by LA><ART on September 14 and 15 at TAIX in Echo Park.