Trisha Brown – Choreographing Life

Author: André Mesquita

Publisher: MASP (2020)

Hardcover: 224 pages

Language: English

ISBN13: 978-85-310-0083-6

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Published at the occasion of the monographic exhibition dedicated to the work of the pioneering artist, dancer, and choreographer Trisha Brown (1936-2017) at the Museum de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP). The publication focuses on the complex relationships between dance and its visual representations – in video, photography, drawing or diagram – considering Brown’s commitment to the exploration and production of new social spaces through performances, as well as her unique combination of multidisciplinary references – including mathematics, geography and the artistic strategies of conceptualism. This richly illustrated book presents a wide selection of Brown works, covering her entire trajectory, from her participation in the Judson Dance Theatre (1962-1964), and her scores and essential works produced during the 1970s, such as Accumulation (1971), Locus (1975), Water Motor (1978), to her transition to the proscenium stage in the 1980’s, culminating in the series of large scale performative drawings, in the 2000s.

Texts by Adriana Banana, André Mesquita, Babette Mangolte, David M. Sterling, Susan Rosenberg, Trisha Brown, Yvonne Rainer.