R e q u i e m
A choreography curated by julia Feyrer for Grunt Gallery, December 2014
Part 1 of Série noire
Inside her KITCHEN piece, Julia built a staircase, inspired from what she found in the archives during her residency, part of the events celebrating the 40th anniversary of the gallery. One night, as my guest Aaron was leaving, he put on a song by De La Soul titled Tripping Down the Fucking Stairs, and as I was saying goodbye to him in the stairwell, Julia texted Eli from another dinner party, telling him that one of the founding member of the gallery fell down the stairs with his camera. At that moment, I knew I needed a professional stuntman for the choreography Julia commissioned me. I called the Canadian Association of Stuntmnan and met with Michael Lewinson two days before the performance, asking him to trip down the staircase during the opening-closing night. That week, we lost a brilliant light, the most lucid character I ever met, who committed suicide. As an hommage I asked violonist Emily Bach to improvise a madness song as a soloist. As Michael was taking photographs of Emily playing at the top, he suddenly fell down the stairs with his camera....The End.