The artist states, “Often performance art tries to draw as much attention as possible. My instinct for this piece is to get quiet, to maybe go unnoticed, to try and relax, to sleep, and to not entertain. To just be.”
The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art Design, in conjunction with the Washington Project for the Arts, presents a new series of work by local and regional artists (DC, MD, VA, WV, PA, DE). Take It to the Bridge includes temporary exhibitions, performances, installations, and interventions on the Performance Bridge inside the Corcoran’s glass entryway. Many of the events take place on Free Summer Saturdays.
Take It to the Bridge is juried by performance artist Holly Bass; Lisa Gold, executive director of Washington Project for the Arts; and Sarah Newman, curator of Contemporary Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Created in February 2012 by Bass and architectural designer Kashuo Bennett, the Performance Bridge transforms the Corcoran’s glass entryway into an exhibition space. The Bridge asks us to look up and out, to see in entirely new ways. As a performance space it embodies explicit conceptual themes such as exposure, transparency, entrapment, anthropological display, and the diorama. It is capable of supporting sculpture or installation, live performers, as well as more ethereal works that use sound and light as material.