performance

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy - "Stars!"
11 Oct 2012

Artist Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Center, and collaborator Chelsea Culp, left, relax with musician SOPHIE in the New Museum's greenroom after the premire of their DHEBP performance on Sept. 16, 2011, in New York City.
Artist Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Center, and collaborator Chelsea Culp, left, relax with musician SOPHIE in the New Museum's greenroom after the premire of their DHEBP performance on Sept. 16, 2011, in New York City.

WITH MARLOUS BORM, SOPHIE, ISABEL LEWIS, CALLA HENKEL AND MAX PITEGOFF, TRAVIS BOYER & SOPHIA KNAPP.
PUBLISHED INTERVIEW BY ALEX GARTENFELD
DIRECTED BY MATTHEW LUTZ-KINOY

Location: Staircase, Stedelijk Paulus Potterstraat section
Tickets: Visitors only pay entrance to the museum (special discounts apply)

"In dance as in life, we are faced with the collision of the real and the imagined, the self-actualized and the represented melt together and become a bridge into ones own perception, into their reality as manifest in their body, their shared-body of experience."  - Matthew Lutz-Kinoy

The Stedelijk Museum is proud to announce the first performance in the stedelijk|performance series, entitled Stars, by artist Matthew Lutz-Kinoy. Taking place on the staircase of the Stedelijk “oudbouw,” the 50-minute performance presents three interpretations of a single choreography from Martha Graham’s Acts of Light.

Following Lutz-Kinoy’s earlier performance for the Stedelijk at Stedelijk @ Trouw/De Verdieping: Contemporary Art Club (March 29, 2012), which used the aesthetics of contemporary dance music and social nightlife as a point of departure, his new performance, "Stars", takes place on the Stedelijk’s iconic staircase to meditate on systems of social hierarchies in the century of self. Depicted in the performance is our muse, the New York- and Berlin-based Dutch artist Marlous Borm, who is represented through the event in photography by Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, in narrative video by Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, and live dance performed by Isabel Lewis. The dances, which are performed as a series of solos and supported by the costuming of Travis Boyer, take place under an austere set design of a single large-format painting. The audience will listen to the new American music of Sophia Knapp as it watches single figures descend the staircase. All elements of the event enjoy the eagerness, the vitality, and the beautiful awesomeness of youth. As John Giorno said, “you’ve got to burn to shine,” and in "Stars", we witness the vibrancy of the dance through the explosive presence of the single energetic figure.

Intermission is hosted in the Warhol video lounge.

More information about Matthew Lutz-Kinoy

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy is a New York-born artist. He received his BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art, New York. In 2010-2011, he was a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. His work has been exhibited in solo shows and live performances throughout Western Europe. Most recently, Lutz-Kinoy’s traveling ceramics exhibition with Natsuko Uchino premiered in Basel at Elaine MGK and has since toured to Villa Romana, Florence. His mixed media work is part of the Stedelijk’s opening exhibition, "Beyond Imagination", to which this performance links directly.

This performance has been made possible with the generous support of L'Occitane en Provence and Underground Fetish.