In this video blog (or, “vlog”), artist and Whitney educator Christine S. Kim and Whitney educator Andrew Fisher discuss a performance by the artist Elizabeth Streb, which was originally conceived by the artist Trisha Brown, in American Sign Language. It was part of the Whitney exhibition Off the Wall: Part 2—Seven Works by Trisha Brown.
Elizabeth Streb describes what it felt like to walk down the facade of the Museum for her performance of Trisha Brown’s Man Walking Down the Side of a Building (1970) during Off the Wall: Part 2—Seven Works by Trisha Brown. Streb also explains how Brown’s choreography often works to explore simple actions—such as walking—when taken out of their everyday context.
In this video, the Trisha Brown Dance Company performs some of the choreographer’s most iconic works from the 1970s during Off the Wall: Part 2—Seven Works by Trisha Brown, an exhibition organized on the occasion of the company’s fortieth anniversary