In Real Life: Studio provides a glimpse into the working processes of artists. Throughout the fall a select group of artists utilizes spaces in the museum to convene and rehearse new material, including theater, dance, music, and performance. While some artists and collectives will simply discuss or workshop material, others will produce a new project from rehearsal to final performance.
Marshmallow Sea is a sequel to our most recent creation, WATER STORIES. I am picking up where we left off—examining water symbols, conservation, sustainability, and dream logic. Marshmallow Sea is a collaboration with 3 contemporary composers as well as textile artist, Amabelle Aguiluz. It is scheduled to premier in Seattle in 2017 with Anna Conner at Velocity Dance Center. This project has been developed through a Holiday Residency at Pieter Performance Space and will continue to evolve on the Studio stage at the Hammer Museum.
szalt is a collection of site-sensitive Los Angeles movers, collaborating with musicians and visual artists artistically led by dancer and choreographer, Stephanie Zaletel. Within the last four years, Zaletel has produced a myriad of new works across the city for szalt. Their work has been presented by REDCAT, Highways, The Hammer Museum, HomeLA, WCCW, The McCallum Theater, and HomeGrown Festival. Zaletel has been an active member of the Pieter Performance Space Council for over 2 years.
szalt was chosen to perform as Finalists in the McCallum Choreography Festival 2015 in Palm Desert and is the MorYork Gallery 2016 Artist in Residence. szalt was also invited to be part of the Current LA Water Public Art Biennial with their latest work, WATER STORIES.
szalt is a featured artist in the Los Angeles Exchange Festival with works presented at both the Bootleg Theater and the ACE Hotel Rooftop Pool. Their newest creative work, Marshmallow Sea, is scheduled to premier in Seattle in March 2017 with Anna Conner's dance company at Velocity Dance Center.
szalt is fiscally sponsored by the Fractured Atlas.
In Real Life: Studio is a Public Engagement project organized by January Parkos Arnall, curatorial associate, Public Engagement.
The Hammer Museum’s Public Engagement program is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.