Rear Window Performance Series>>
Exploring the intersection between domesticity and femininity, 'Evening Without Angels' traces the actions of an enigmatic woman absorbed within a white living space as she confronts past trauma. Her movement, veering between suspenseful stillness, sharp gestures, and emotional extremes, combines with with fashion, illusion, and dramatic light to form a shifting tableaux of surreal imagery – offering the spectator a glimpse into the private world of a woman struggling to prevail.
About The Series
‘Rear Window’ performance series attempts to challenge both the audience and performer, focusing the invited gaze through a residential window exposes participants to the "social contagion" of acting as voyeurs/spectacle; an attempt to explore the very act of looking and being looked at once isolated from the gallery/theater setting and planted in the everyday realm.
The window serves as a frame of the performance as well as the surface separating between audience and performer, giving a film-like experience of the event.
This series follows last year’s ‘Wednesdays’ weekly performance broadcast series, hosting performances which rotated between four domestic spaces of the Glasshouse- living room, kitchen, bath and bed- each offering a different angle on practicing, hosting, teaching and learning performance. The previous year Glasshouse initiated the Neo Domesticity Performance Art Festival- a durational 100 consecutive hours performance festival, hosting works by 50 local and international artists all happening at the Glasshouse residence. With 'Rear Window' Glasshouse further explore performance at the domestic sphere.
About The Artist
Jil Guyon is a multi-award winning artist and performer currently living in New York City. Her solo, movement-based works made for stage, chosen sites, and new media excavate the dark regions of the female psyche to reveal an unsettling, absolute beauty. Guyon’s performance-videos have screened at theaters, cinemas, museums, galleries, and concert halls worldwide, including Lincoln Center’s “Dance on Camera Festival,” “Cinedanse Quebec,” “Women and Fashion FilmFEST” at Symphony Space (Best Experimental Film), “San Francisco Dance Film Festival,” and “NOW New Music Festival,” among others.