Amos Eno Gallery is please to present a one night showcase of recent work by New York-based performance artists Karen Bernard and Jil Guyon. Karen Bernard will perform the first development stage of Suspending and Other Tricks. In Suspending Bernard continues to work at redefining choreography for solo dance, and more audaciously, at redefining who dancers are and can be. Themes that she is exploring: what makes good art; finding true drama in the mundane, limitations of aging and mortality. Jil Guyon will present Widow, a 20 minute solo movement-based work that features an iconic, enigmatic woman alone in a room. With an intense interiority, the woman gradually reveals the ever-evolving mystery of her psychological condition through suspenseful stillness, sharp gestures and emotional extremes. The kabuki-like visual intensity and concentrated force radiating from the nameless woman propels the audience into a meditative journey where thinking, feeling and free association are permitted. In so doing, Widow bridges the gap between performance and visual art – functioning as a kind of “living choreographic painting.”
The performances will last approximately 45 minutes followed by a reception with to speak with the artists and enjoy some wine.