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On Saturday, November 16th & Sunday, 17th, a series of performances, films, and artist talks entitled Bridge-s, programmed and curated by GRAMMY-Award winning musician and visual artist Solange Knowles, will premiere at Los Angeles’ Getty Center Museum. The series explores the themes of “transitions through time” and is powered by Dropbox and Getty in partnership with IAMSOUND.

The event includes new work by Gerard & Kelly, choreographed specifically for the architecture of the Getty Center and based on their Modern Living series of performances. The work will be directed in collaboration with Solange, who also composed an original musical score, Bridge-s, featuring Cooper-Moore for the event. The performance piece will be brought to life over the course of two days from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day across the Getty Center site.

The two day event will also include screenings of Mother Tongue, Mother Master, 2018 by Phoebe Collings-James, Wild Seed by Samuel Hindolo, Diary of an African Nun and Four Women by Julie Dash, Black to Techno by Jenn Nkiru, AFRONAUTS and Boneshaker by Nuotama Bodomo, The State of Things by Kish Robinson (Kilo Kish), and more along with a special Saint Heron film premiere of NAIROBI by Tribeca Film Festival award winner Phillip Youmans. Programming will also include a lecture with British-Ghanaian philosopher, Kodwo Eshun.




"Bridge-s is a reflection on how much transition can be controlled and accelerated by our own ideas, thoughts, and movements vs. the natural process of time and space. The works chosen to respond to these ideas are dear to me, and by artists, musicians, philosophers and filmmakers I have an immense amount of respect for. I couldn't be more excited to program works that speak to the core of these themes alongside the Getty Museum.”

– Solange Knowles


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“ Modern Living is a series of performances and videos we've created at iconic modern homes around the world. In Bridge-s we are working with Solange to bring the spirit of that project to the Getty. Our work, like hers, is part of an interdisciplinary effort throughout the arts and humanities to redefine modernism by critically engaging its prevailing narratives. By accounting for differences of gender, sexuality, and race. By focusing on intimate and collective histories and domestic life. By centering our work around the body, dance and movement. We introduce queer and feminist critiques so that modernism can be re-thought and differently embodied, knowledge exchange can happen in and through bodies, and physical movement can lay the groundwork for social movements to emerge. “

— Gerard & Kelly

DROPBOX

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IAMSOUND

IAMSOUND is a hybrid creative agency, visual arts studio and record label that is an indispensable creative resource for brands and artists, specializing in experiential marketing, brand and cultural partnerships and content creation. For more information, visit www.iamsound.com.

GETTY MUSEUM

The Getty Museum seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts by collecting, conserving, exhibiting, and interpreting works of art of outstanding quality and historical importance. To fulfill this mission, the Museum continues to build its collection through purchases and gifts, and develops programs of exhibitions, publications, scholarly research, public education, and the performing arts to engage our diverse local and international audiences. All of these activities are enhanced by the stunning architectural and garden settings of the Museum’s two renowned venues: Getty Center Museum and Getty Villa Museum.



With the support and creative residency generously provided by L.A. Dance Project/2245.


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