Sculptor and performance artist Tamar Ettun will direct an open rehearsal with the #MovingCompany as the second installment of a two-part residency at The Watermill Center. Following a winter residency that focused on research and preparation, this open rehearsal will present the development of “A Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly,” a video and performance piece that deals with questions of movement and stillness. Ettun’s team of collaborators includes Movers Maia Karo, Tina Wang, Lisa Park, Rebecca Pristoop, Sabrina Shapira, Mor Mendel, Ivan Sikic; costume designer Ella Dagan; and sound engineer Or Zubalsky, with photography by Matt Grub, videography by Dan Rosen and Jefferey Ayars, and web design by Other Means.
A Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly is a moving installation consisting of vast colors, everyday object assemblages, sound and a live performance to create a psychological changing landscape commenting on stillness and primal empathy. By composing sculpture with dancers, Ettun creates a sense of what she calls a “handheld history” examining the transformation of cultural and psychological narratives through the lens of personal accounts and perspectives.
About Tamar Ettun
Tamar Ettun is a Brooklyn based sculptor and a performance artist from Jerusalem, Israel. Ettun received her MFA from Yale University in 2010 where she was awarded the Alice English Kimball Fellowship. Ettun studied at Cooper Union in 2007, and earned her BFA from Bezalel Academy, where she graduated with honors.
Ettun’s solo exhibition and performances include: Transformer, DC, NADA NYC with Artis (2014); One and One, One and Two, One and Three, One and Four, at Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv (2014); The Lion Who Liked Strawberries, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas commissioned by Art Production Fund (2013); One Thing Leads To Another, Indianapolis Museum of Art (2013); Performa 11 presented by RECESS (2011); One Thing Leads To Another: Part 2, Andrea Meislin Gallery (2012); Empty Is Also, in collaboration with Emily Coates for Performa 09 presented by the X-Initiative (2009).
Group exhibitions and performances include: La MaMa Galleria (2014), Kunsthalle Galapagos (2014), Van Allen Institute for PERFORMA 13 (2013), Abrons Art Center (2013), Socrates Sculpture Park (2013, 2012), apexart (2012), Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco (2012), Herzelia Biennial ARTTLV (2011), Boston University Gallery (2011), The Queens Museum (2010), Center of Contemporary Art Tel Aviv (2009), The Jewish Museum NYC (2009), among others.
Ettun has been honored by several organizations including The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, MacDowell Fellowship, Abrons Art Center, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Art Production Fund, Socrates Sculpture Park, America Israel Cultural Foundation, The World Performance Project, Artis, Yale School of Art, RECESS, and Triangle Workshop Residency.
Selected publications include: The Washington Post, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Gallerist in The New York Observer, Artforum, TimeOut NYC, Art Radar Journal, and Artlog.
Ettun is currently working towards mastering the skill of opening a sardine can using only her teeth.
For more information about Tamar Ettun, please visit her website: www.tamarettun.com
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