The Art of Performance in Irvine: Simone Forti and Friends

Simone Forti Sleep Walkers/Zoo Mantras Performance at the artist's house, Los Angeles 2010 Photo: Jason Underhill

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).

We are pleased to announce, as part of this program, that Simone Forti will be receiving the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the CTSA Dean Stephen Barker.

*A movement workshop with Simone Forti will take place on November 1 @ 12:00noon in the xMPL. Open to all UCI students.

This UCI Art Department program, organized by Simon Leung and Deborah Oliver, is made possible by a grant from Illuminations.

Photo: Jason Underhill

Event Details

  • When: Thursday, November 1, 7 p.m.
  • Where: xMPL (Experimental Media and Performance Lab), Claire Trevor School of the Arts
  • Organizer: Simon Leung (email)
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