Brody Condon, Untitled (2010)
In coordination with Saks Fifth Avenue and the PS1 Greater New York Exhibition, Brody Condon was invited to contribute a project to be displayed in the Saks window on 50th St. Brody’s proposal was to film a performance inside Saks itself. To his surprise Saks was familiar with his work and agreed.
The piece, a modification of the Trisha Brown work Accumulation (1971), is a floor-based dance performance based on various seizure-like movements choreographed by Stephen Lichty, who is himself familiar with movement disorders.
Brody Condon and art historian Sarah Lookofsky try for Trisha Brown and end up in a conversation on the projection of self (and perhaps politics) in participatory performance.