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The Art of Performance in Irvine: Simone Forti and Friends

Organized by Simon Leung and Deborah Oliver

Thursday, November 1, 2018
7:00 pm
Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)
An evening of performance and short films celebrating the life and work of dancer/artist Simone Forti, who has had a deep impact on avant-garde art and performance for six decades, inspiring countless artists, musicians, and dancers. Members of the UCI Art*, Music, and English Departments will make contributions to the evening. The program will include works by Michael Thurin, Corey Fogel and Abigail Levine; short films of Simone Forti’s performances from the 1960s and 1970s; and will culminate with Forti’s performance of one of her signature works “News Animations,” followed by a discussion with Prof. Carol Burke (English) and Prof. Simon Leung (Art).

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