The François Vase is a collaboration between composer Daniel Fox and visual artist Gabriela Vainsencher which re-tells the Greek myth of the labyrinth from the Minotaur’s perspective. The video features Green Chair Dance Group and the score will be performed live by the Momenta Quartet, whose previous performance of Daniel’s music was reviewed by Alex Ross for The New Yorker. Cinematography and editing by Dave Jannetta.
The François Vase will premiere in Philadelphia, where it will be preceded by a performance by Noco Kawamura of Bach’s Chaconne. The Brooklyn performance will be preceded by a short lecture by recent Guggenheim Fellow art historian Guy Hedreen on the actual François Vase.
Performances are free, but seating is limited at both venues.
To ensure a seat, email your RSVP to francoisvase(at)gmail(dot)com with your name, number of seats (up to four) and desired venue (Philadelphia or Brooklyn).
Philadelphia: The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St Philadelphia, PA 19104
Brooklyn: SoapBox Gallery, 636 Dean St., Brooklyn, NY 11238
This performance is co-sponsored by Parker’s Box Gallery