Simone Forti

Simone Forti

Simone Forti

Born in Florence, Italy, 1935

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

 

Education

1970 - 1972   T’ai Chi Ch’uan under Dr. Marshall Ho’o, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

1964 - 1965   Early Childhood Education, Bank Street College, New York, NY

1962 - 1965   BFA Painting, Hunter College, New York, NY

1960 - 1961   Dance Composition under Robert Dunn, Merce Cunningham Studio, Westbeth, NY

1957 - 1958   BA Liberal Arts, San Francisco State College, San Francisco, CA

1955 - 1959   Dance, Anna Halprin Studio, San Francisco, CA

1953 - 1955   BA Liberal Arts, Reed College, Portland, OR

 

Grants, Awards & Honors

2015
Anonymous Was a Woman

2014
Movement Research Gala Honoree

2011
Yoko Ono Lennon Courage in the Arts Award 

2008
CHIME (Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange) Grant 

2005
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship

2003
Los Angeles Dance Resource Center Lester Horton Award for Lifetime Achievement

1995
New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award for Sustained Excellence

1991 - 1992
NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Individual Fellowship

1990, 1988, 1980, 1976
NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Choreographers Fellowship

1988
NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts) Choreography Commission Grant
NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts), Choreography Grant

1985
Australian Council Theater Board Award

1983
NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Interdisciplinary Fellowship

1976
NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Special Projects Grant
NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts) CAPS Grant

 

Exhibitions & Performances

2017

Tanzfonds Erbe, Sophiensaele, Berlin, Germany (September 25 - October 1)
Martin Nachbar: Tierforme/L/N. Reproduction of performance Sleep Walkers / Zoo Mantras.

Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (June 23 - July 30)
Action!

The Luminary, St. Louis, MO (June 9 - July 20)
A Collection of Slow Events curated by Alexis Wilkinson.

Centre Pompidou, Carre d’Art-Musee D’Art Contemporain, Nimes, France (April 7 - September 17)
A Different Way to Move: Minimalists, New York, 1960-1980

Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY
EHF Collection: Fluxus Art, Concept Art, Mail Art

The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
Performance of News Animations as part of KCHUNG Radio program Performance Now.

New York Public Library, Lincoln Center Plaza, NY
Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955 - 1972

Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955 - 1972

 

2016

ISCP, Brooklyn, NY
Performance of Sleep Walkers / Zoo Mantras and artist talk.

Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, UK
Breather

Museum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland
Moved Bodies. Choreographies of Modernity and Museum of Rhythm.

The Box, Los Angeles, CA
Performance of Tea for Three with Steven Paxton and Yvonne Rainer.

The Main Museum of Los Angeles Art, Los Angeles, CA
Performance of On Movement and artist talk On the Spiritual and the Body as part of Performance Lessons: Suzanne Lacy Teaches Andrea Bowers Performance Art.

Ruler, Helsinki, Finland
The movement that didn’t have a dog and a stick around it

The Box, Los Angeles, CA
Read prose and poetry as part of Drifting Down the River Styx: A Poetic Walkabout during Barbara T. Smith exhibition Words, Sentences & Signs.

Fridman Gallery, New York, NY
9 Evenings + 50

Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
sound move in association with Beethovenfest Bonn.

Phil Centre, Montreal, Canada
Performance of News Animations as part of Affinities, a series of performance evenings related to the exhibition Joan Jonas: From Far Away.

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Culver City, CA
Performance of Huddle with high school students as part of a SASSAS public concert.

Vleeshal Markt, Middelburg, Netherlands
Here It Comes. Performance of Illuminations with Charlemagne Palestine.

Electric Lodge, Venice, CA
Performance of Journey Dream Flower with Oguri.

The GYM / Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Workshops students performed Huddle and artist talk.

Vleeshal Markt and Vleeshal Zusterstraat, Middelburg, Netherlands
Here It Comes

Galleria Enrico Astuni, Bologna, Italy
66|16. Weekly performance of Censor as part of exhibition.

 

2015

Untitled Art Fair, Miami, FL
Slant Board performance specially curated as part of the Loretta Howard Gallery exhibition Where Sculpture & Dance Meet: Minimalism from 1961 to 1979. 

The Box, Los Angeles, CA
On An Iron Post. Performance of News Animations.

Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
Setting Things in Motion: Collections in Dialogue

Moderna Museet Malmö, Malmö, Sweden
Performance of Slant Board, See Saw, and Huddle as part of the exhibition Objects and Bodies at Rest and in Movement.

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Singing performance as part of All The Instruments Agree: and exhibition or a concert.

Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY
Where Sculpture & Dance Meet: Minimalism from 1961 to 1979. Performance of Slant Board.

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Performance of News Animations with Batyah Schachter in association with solo exhibition Here It Comes and group exhibition Objects and Bodies at Rest and in Motion.

Index, Stockholm, Sweden
Simone Forti: Here It Comes. Works and Collaborations.

Weld, Stockholm, Sweden
Performance evening Trio with Fred Dewey and Jeremiah Day in association with solo exhibition Here It Comes.

Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN
Performance of News Animations for opening of the exhibition Can’t Reach Me There.

Centre National de la Danse, Paris, France
Performance of Dance Constructions throughout the buildings.

Centre Pompidou, Paris France
Videodanse in association with the Nouveau Festival.

Electric Lodge, Venice, CA
Performance of Flowers and Vessel with Roxanne Steinberg and Oguri. 

Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Incognito benefit exhibition.

Museum of Contemporary Art at the Geffen, Los Angeles, CA
Presentation by workshop participants as part of the Louis Vuitton Young Arts Program for high school students.

Goethe Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Noise and the Possibility for a Future

Cathy Weis Studio, New York, NY
Screening of collaborative film with Jeremiah Day and Fred Dewey Nonfictions as part of the Sundays on Broadway screening series.

 

2014

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
Performance of Slant Board taught by Tania Arias Winogradow as part of the exhibition The Event Sculpture.

Louvre Museum, Paris, France
Performance of Illlummminnnatttionnnssss!!!! under the Pyramide of the Louvre Museum with Charlemagne Palestine. 

Hope Mohr Dance / Joe Goode Annex, San Francisco, CA
Workshop and performance with Anna Halprin, Peiling Kao, and Hope Mohr as part of The Bridge Project 2014: Have We Come A Long Way, Baby? 

Biel / Bienne 2014: Le Mouvement: Performing the City, Biel / Bienne, Switzerland
Huddle taught by Claire Filmon, performed thrice daily for 6 days.

356 Mission, Los Angeles, CA
Another Cats Show

Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
Simone Forti: Thinking with the Body: A Retrospective in Motion

ALOUD / Mark Taper Auditorium/Los Angeles Central Library, Los Angeles, CA
Moving, Speaking, Watching: Talk and Dance Performance with Wendy Perron and Victoria Marks as part of the ALOUD lecture series. Performance of News Animation, panel discussion, and Handbook In Motion book signing.

Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMOA), Santa Monica, CA
Nonfictions: Jeremiah Day / Simone Forti / Fred Dewey. Performance of News Animations with Jeremiah Day.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY
Performance of illlummminnnatttionnnssss!!!!!!! with Charlemagne Palestine in association with the exhibition Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador of the New

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Reina Sofia Museum) and La Casa Encendida (LCE), Madrid, Spain
Body Mind World: Movement and Language improvisation workshop at LCE, lecture, performance and workshop at Reina Sofia Museum.

Salt, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Body Mind World improvisation workshop co-taught with Jeremiah Day and performance of News Animation with Jeremiah Day.

Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA
Performance of Icebergs with dancer Rae Shao-Lan and musician Tashi Wada.

 

2013

Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA
Performance of That Fish is Broke with Terrence Luke Johnson and Brennan Gerard.

W.H. Auden House, Kirchstetten, Austria
About the House: Silence Turned Into Objects

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Reina Sofia Museum), Madrid, Spain
1961: The Founding of the Expanding Arts

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Dancing with the Art World conference. Performance of Huddle by Forti’s UCLA class, conversation with Yvonne Rainer moderated by Julia Bryan-Wilson, performance of Nonsense with Terrence Luke Johnson.

Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Performance of Huddle in Ei Arakawa’s Concrete Escort I, II, III, IV as part of the exhibition Gutai: Splendid Playground. 

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY
Performance of King’s Fool (News Animations) as part of Performing Histories: Live Artworks Examining The Past.

Museum of Modern Art Antwerp (MHKA), Antwerp, Belgium
LONELY AT THE TOP: Moments on Moments

  

2012

Danspace/St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY
Performance of That Fish is Broke with Terrence Luke Johnson and Brennan Gerard as part of PLATFORM 2012: Judson Now.

Taipei Beinnial 2012, Taipei, Taiwan
Exhibited Contact Quarterly prints and pages from Handbook in Motion.

Sao Paulo Bienale, Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Performance of Huddle, Slant Board, and Hangers taught by Sarah Swenson.

The Box, Los Angeles, CA
Sounding

Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium
A Drawing Show curated by Dan Graham.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
Re.atc.feminism #2

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
Move: Art and Dance Since the 1960s

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Participated in Yoko Ono’s Searching for the Fountain and the exhibition Grapefruit.

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Explosion! Painting as Action

Made in L.A. 2012: Los Angeles BiennialLos Angeles Municipal Gallery/Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Performances of News Animations with Batyah Schachter, Brennan Gerard and Fred Dewey.

Ellen de Brujne, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Exhibited video News Animation: Mad Brook Farm (1986) and Untitled Drawing (2012). 

The High Line, New York, NY
Performance of Huddle and lecture.

Hauser & Wirth, London, UK
The Historical Box curated by Mara McCarthy. Performance of Hangers.

Errant BodiesBerlin, Germany
On News Animations: Fred Dewey, Simone Forti, Jeremiah Day. Solo performance of News Animations, collaborative performance of Improvisation with Day, and a trio performance of Improvisation with Day and Dewey.

ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Moments: A History of Performance in 10 Acts

Pace Gallery, New York, NY
Happenings: New York, 1958 - 1963

 

2011

Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland
The Historical Box curated by Mara McCarthy. Performance of Hangers.

Roulette, New York, NY
Performance with Claire Filmon and Batyah Schachter. Reading from The Bear in the Mirror manuscript.

The Box, Los Angeles, CA
Performance of the entire set of seven Dance Constructions: Huddle, See Saw, Slant Board, Hangers, Platforms, Accompaniment for La Monte's 2 sounds and La Monte's 2 sounds, Roller Boxes. Performed by members of Forti’s UCLA class.

Kunstsammlung, Dusseldorf, Germany
MOVE: Choreographing You - Art & Dance Since the 1960s. Performance of Huddle and Hangers.

Festival d'Avignon, Avignon, France
Participated in poster session of Boris Chamatz and improvisational performance with Philipp Gehmacher.

The Kitchen Center for Video Music and Dance, New York, NY
The View From A Volcano: The Kitchen’s SoHo Years, 1971 - 1985

Agitprop Gallery, San Diego, CA
Reading from manuscript The Bear in the Mirror and performance of News Animation.

Eye of the Storm Symposium, London, UK
Performance of News Animation and panel discussion.

Fitzroy Gallery, New York, NY
Shelf Ramp Wedge Bridge. Performance of Slant Board.

David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY
Proofs and Refutations 

Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
MOVE: Choreographing You - Art & Dance Since the 1960s exhibition. Performance of Huddle and Hangers.

 Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles CA
The Artist’s Museum. Performances of Sleepwalkers, Striding, Crawling, and News Animation with Claire Filmon.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
Re.atc.feminism #2

  

2010

Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY
Jeremiah Day/Simone Forti/Fred Dewey. Solo performance of News Animation and collaborative performance of News Animation with Jeremiah Day.

GoetheInstitut/Ludlow 38 Gallery, New York, NY
Jeremiah Day/Simone Forti/Fred Dewey

Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Panel discussion and performances of Huddle and Hangers in association with the exhibition MOVE: Choreographing You - Art & Dance since the 1960s.

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, Austria
This Sentence is Now Being Performed conference and workshop. Performance of Huddle.

Hayward Gallery, London, UK
MOVE: Choreographing You - Art & Dance since the 1960s

Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA
Performance of Conversation Piece with The Sleeves.

Moorat Raphael Cultural Centre / Palazzo Zenobio, Venice, Italy
Performance of early Dance Constructions and News Animation. 

The Living Currency (La Monnaie Vivante) / Hebbel am Ufer / Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany
Performance of Huddle.

Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMOA), Santa Monica, CA
Incognito 2010 

The Box, Los Angeles, CA
Performance of News Animation and reading of published and recent writings in program shared with Jeremiah Day and Fred Dewey.

Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, New York, NY
Reading of published and new writings and performance of News Animation.

Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY
Screening of Artpix video Simone Forti - an Evening of Dance Constructions and performance of Huddle.

 

2009

The Box, Los Angeles, CA
Work in a Range of Mediums. Performance of News Animation and Huddle.

The Box, Los Angeles, CA
Performance of To Borrow Salt with The Sleeves, including Terrence Luke.

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
Book launch of Jeremiah Day + Simone Forti published by Project Arts Center, Dublin. Performance with Jeremiah Day and talk by Fred Dewey.

Marsielle-Objectif-Danse, Marsielles, France
Solo performance and collaborative performance with Claire Filmon.

Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMOA), Santa Monica, CA
Incognito 2009

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY
Performance 2: Simone Forti. Performance of three Dance Constructions.

Los Angeles Improv Dance Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Taught Improvisation in Movement & Language workshop. Performed on two evenings.

  

2008

University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
Art / Tapes / 22

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits (LACE), Los Angeles, CA
Participated in development and performance of Allan Kaprow’s 1959 18 Happenings in 6 parts.

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA): World Arts & Cultures/In The Garden, Los Angeles
Performance of Talking Dance with Carmela Hermann.

Project Arts Center, Dublin, Ireland
Simone Forti / Jeremiah Day “News Animations” / “No Words For You, Springfield”. Performances of News Animations and Open-Forum Duet with Jeremiah Day.

Galleria L’Attico, Rome, Italy
Solo performance.

Teatro Vascello, Rome, Italy
Taught workshop and performance with workshop participants.

 

2007

Unknown Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Performance of Turtles All The Way Down with The Sleeves.

  

2006

ZIP Festival, Orvieto, Italy
Taught one-week workshop, presented performance by workshop participants, and solo performance.

Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA
Performance of 101, adance/theater piece created and directed by Simone Forti in collaboration with Terence Luke Johnson, Sarah Swenson, and Douglas Wadle.

Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA
Carmela Hermann & Lionel Popkin". Collaborative performance of Improvisation with Carmela Hermann.

Church in Ocean Park,Santa Monica, CA
Vox Dance Theatre Annual Fundraiser. Solo performance of Improvisation.

Los Angeles Dance Improv Festival/Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA
Solo performance of Improvisation.

 

2005

Anatomy Riot at Zen Sushi, Los Angeles, CA
Performance of News Animation and solo performance of Improvisation.

Danspace/St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY
Performance of Deep Feelers with Pauline Oliver's and the Brooklyn Adult Recorder Choir (BARC) as part of the Movement Research Festival 2005: Open Source.

Sentiers, Ales, France
Directed Circles of Moving, Speaking and Writing Project for dancers, writers and a geologist.

Ecole superieure d’art de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Conference, interview with art students, and public performance.

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
Beyond Text: The Constitution performance with Carmela Hermann.

New Original Works (NOW) Festival/REDCAT Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Unbuttoned Sleeves, a dance/theater piece created and directed by Simone in collaboration with Terence Luke Johnson, Sarah Swenson, and Douglas Wadle.

Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA
Choreographing Democracy. Collaborative performance of Improvisation with Carmela Hermann.

Glorya Kaufman Hall/UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Dance Under Construction conference. Performed in site-specific work by Deborah Cohen.

Church in Ocean Park, Santa Monica, CA
Vox Dance Theatre Annual Fundraiser. Solo performance of Improvisation.

  

2004

Improvisation Festival 2004: Improvisation is Hard/Danspace/St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY
Performed in Movement Research festival. Post-performance benefit honoring Simone Forti.

Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY
Performance and reading from Oh, Tongue.

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
Performance of early works and News Animation improvisation.

Tanzimaugust Internationals Tanzfest, Berlin, Germany
Participated in three performances of improvisational dance.

Pole Sud Studios, Strasbourg, France
Dance and Narrative workshop and public performance at the Park on the Rhine River.

Festival des Deux Rives, Strasbourg, France
Improvisation performance in landscape with Sylvie Brucker.

Festival of Interactive Physics, Toronto, Canada
Performance with participants of two-week intensive Logomotion workshop.

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
Beyond Text: Beyond Geometry in conjunction with the LACMA exhibition Beyond Geometry. Performance of early works Face Tunes and Asymmetry 222.

Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Performance of Zoo Mantras, Cloths, and News Animation in two programs shared with Yvonne Rainer.

The Geffen Contemporary Museum of Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA
An Evening of Dance Constructions presented in association with the exhibition A Minimalist’s Future?

Musique et Danse en Bretagne, Rennes, France
Two-week intensive Logomotion workshop and performance with workshop participants.

Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA
Guest lecturer and performer.

Crazy Space at the 18th Street Arts Complex, Santa Monica, CA
Performance of News Animation, readings from Oh, Tongue and book signing.

Mark Taper Auditorium/L.A. Central Library, Los Angeles, CA
A Window on Movement and Language. Performance of News Animation and book signing for Oh, Tongue in a program shared with Carmela Hermann and Victoria Marks.

Faculty Festival of Performance/University of California Los Angeles (UCLA): World Arts & Cultures, Los Angeles, CA. February 27.
Performance of News Animation.

  

2003

Susan Hess Modern Dance Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Performance of Structured Improvisation with Eric Schoefer and Leah Stein.

Le Lazeret, Corsica, France
Performance with participants of two-week intensive Logomotion workshop.

Lisbon Biennial, Lisbon, Portugal
Experimenta Design 2003

Dance Hakushu/Min Tanaka Dance Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Performance with participants of one-week intensive Logomotion workshop.

Beyond Text Festival/Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
Presentation of work developed in the Movement and Writing workshop, co-taught by Simone and Terrence Luke Johnson.

Bennington College, Bennington, VT
Taught workshop and performed News Animation.

Le Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France
Collaborative performance of Improvisation with Claire Filmon, Lionel Marchetti and Jérôme Noetinger.

 Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
Performance of News Animation and reading from Oh, Tongue in program shared with Carmela Hermann, Terrence Luke Johnson, and Dale Eunson.

 Siteworks/Skirball Center, Los Angeles, CA
Improvisation performance in landscape.

 Church in Ocean Park, Los Angeles, CA
Audience-interaction performance project animated by Simone, Terrence Luke Johnson, and Dale Eunson.

 Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMCO), Geneva, Switzerland
Collaborative performance of Improvisation with Claire Filmon.

 

2002

Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA
War & Variations, a dance/theater piece with Simone, Terrence Luke Johnson, and Dale Eunson, based on childhood memories of World War II. Performed in Forti's Logomotion form, initiated and guided by Johnson.

Fondation Cartier-Les Soirćes Nomades, Paris, France
Oh, Langue, a structured improvisation piece with Claire Filmon, Karim Zabar, Said Si Mohammed, and Garrett List.

Fringe Festival: Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, CA
Performance of Waking the Forest (with Molimo) on flatbed truck parked on Hollywood Boulevard.

Electric Lodge/Max 10, Los Angeles, CA
Performance of News Animation in an evening shared with other artists.

Cleveland Museum of Art,Cleveland, OH
Performance of Huddle, Striding/Crawling (with recording of John Cage’s 1948 piano piece Dream), Scramble, as well as Animation and Waking the Forest (with Molimo). In conjunction with exhibition Into the Light: Projected Image from 1966-1974.

Bates Dance Festival/Bates College, Lewiston, ME
Be Orators. Audience-interaction performance project animated by Simone and Tom Young.  

Bates Dance Festival Faculty Gala, Bates College, Lewiston, ME
Performance of News Animation and Waking the Forest (with Molimo).

Beyond Text Festival/Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
Performance of Waking the Forest (with Molimo).

Schindler House: MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
Performance of Striding/Crawling with Jim Tenny performing John Cage’s 1948 piano piece Dream.

Judy Ganz Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Be Orators, an audience-interaction performance project animated by Forti and Tom Young.

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Valencia, CA
Performance of Zoo Mantras with Jim Tenny performing John Cage’s 1948 piano piece Dream.

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
Performance of Open Air Improvisation in program shared with other members of “5” group (Simone Forti, Jeremiah Day, Carmela Hermann, Lisa Bruno, Dana Hirsh).

Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain: Les Soirćes Nomades, Paris, France
Performance of Improvisation with Charlemagne Palestine and Huddle.

Meet The Parents: International Improvisation Festival/DanseSCENEN, Malmø, Sweden
Performance of Improvisation with Pierre Dørge.

 

2001

Danspace/St. Mark’s Church,New York, NY
Improvisational solo performance of Illuminations with recorded music by Charlemagne Palestine and Logomotion, a one-set solo and one-set with guest performer Danny Lepkoff.

Centre International de Formation en Arts du Spectacle, Brussels, Belgium
Performance with participants of two-week intensive Logomotion workshop.

Baryshnikov Productions/Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
Guest performer in Study - an improvisation inspired by bears, flamingos and the paintings of Willem de Kooning, featuring Simone's early pieces Huddle and Scramble

Now Festival/Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA
Guest performer in Study - an improvisation inspired by bears, flamingos and the paintings of Willem de Kooning. Curated by Carmela Hermann.

Sushi Performance & Visual Art and Lower Left, San Diego, CA
Logomotion improvisation in evening shared with other artists.

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA): World Arts & Cultures, Los Angeles, CA
Logomotion improvisation with Carmela Hermann as featured guest in Artists Alphabet Series.

Side Street Live Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA
Logomotion improvisation with Carmela Hermann.

Ivar Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Logomotion solo improvisation.

 

2000

Baryshnikov Productions/Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Logomotion improvisation. Guest performer in White Oak PastForward production featuring Simone's early pieces Huddle and Scramble.

Contradanse @ Parts, Brussels, Belgium
Improvisation with international dance-artists.

David Zambrano Invites/Stichting Nestheatres, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Improvisation with David Zambrano.

Centre National de la Danse, Paris, France
Performance with participants of two-week intensive Logomotion workshop.

Soundings/Mark Taper Auditorium at Los Angeles Central Library, Los Angeles, CA
Turtles All the Way Down, a structured improvisation with Simone, Carmela Hermann and Claire Filmon. Video projection by Pooh Kaye. Interlude with Forti, Hermann and Filmon (music: John Cage Sonata 1946). Larousse, with Forti, Hermann and Filmon, based on three random words from the French/English dictionary.

Links Hall, Chicago, IL
Performance with participants of two-week intensive Logomotion workshop. Performance of Jackdaw Songs as part of The Territory Between performance series.

Lower Left, San Diego, CA
Improvisational solo performance of Logomotion.

Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA
Binding, a structured improvisation with Eric Schofer.

Zodiak/Helsinki Improvisation Festival, Helsinki, Denmark
Performance of Animations.

 

1999

Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA
Collaborative performance of L.A., Logomotion with Carmela Hermann based on impressions of downtown L.A. 

Castello di Rivoli Museum, Tourino, Italy
Performance of Illuminations with Charlemagne Palestine, Huddle, and Slant Board.

Seattle Festival of Alternative Dance and Improvisation, Seattle, WA
Collaborative performance of Logomotion with Carmela Hermann based on impressions of Seattle.

Fundacao Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal
Performance of Illuminations with Charlemagne Palestine, Huddle, and Slant Board.

Cheminements ’99 European tour, Aachen, Germany; Maastricht and Roermond, Neatherlands; Togrenen and Liège, Belgium.
Structured improvisational piece directed by Simone with Hazel Carrie, Lieve Hermans, Concita Fernandez del Campo, Claire Filmon, Bettina Neuhaus, Pascal Queneau, and Véronique Delmelle.

Peter Van Riper Memorial/Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
Big Room, a structured improvisation with recorded music by Peter Van Riper.

Igniting the Edge/Women’s Caucus for the Arts/The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
Performance of Huddle.

  

1998

Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA
Performance of Jackdaw Songs, News Animation, The Plant People, and a collaborative performance of Logomotion with Carmela Hermann.

On the Edge: Festival of Improvisation/Menagerie de Verre,Paris, France
Performance of News Animation in program shared with Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson.

Available Space/Lower Left,San Diego, CA
Participated in An Evening of Improvisation.

Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain/Les Soirées Nomades, Paris, France
Collaborative performance of Improvisation with Joëlle Leandre.

Theatre d’Alès en Cevennes, Alès, France
Full program of solo structured improvisations.

Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA
Performance of Logomotion.

Beyond the Pink Performance Festival/Hollywood Methodist Church, Los Angeles, CA
Small Dance for Big Music with Charlemagne Palestine. 

 

 1997

Improvisation Festival/The Kitchen Center for Video Music and Dance, New York, NY
Solo performance with Wendell Beavers.

Kansas State University, Manhatten, KS
Performance with class participation.

Flynn Theater, Burlington, VT
Program shared with Polly Motley.

Contredanse, Brussels, Belgium
Performance with participants of two-week intensive Animations (Logomotion) workshop.

Tanzprojekte Koln, Cologne, Germany
Solo performance as part of Vexations performance evening.

Menagerie de Verre, Paris, France
Performance with David Zambrano, Jennifer Lacey and Joelle Léandre.

Intermedia Arts Festival/Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
Performance with Bruice Gremo.

Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
Logomotion performance.

Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
Performance in Robert Dunn Memorial.

Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
Logomotion performance.

  

1996

A Cappela Motion Festival, Northampton, MA
Still Life with Framing Music performance in faculty concert with recorded music by Jon Gibson.

  

1995

The Kitchen Center for Video Music and Dance, New York, NY
Performance of Jackdaw Songs, Animations, and Still Life. Performed with Steve Paxton for the Improvisation/NY Festival.

A Cappela Motion Intensive/Smith College,Northampton, MA
Performance in faculty concert.

Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne, IN
Taught workshop and gave performance with workshop participants.

  

1994

Z.O.A. House, Tel Aviv, Israel
Performance.

Gerard Bechar Center, Jerusalem, Israel
Performance.

Center for New Dance Development/European Dance Development Center, Arnheim, Holland
Taught workshop and gave performance in faculty concert.

Sogetsu Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Participated in Nam June Paik video opera.

Salle Patiño/City University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Solo performance of Animation.

International Improvisation Symposium/The Western Front. Vancouver, Canada
Taught workshop and gave performance.

Dancin’ City Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
Solo performance.

Engaging the Imagination: Festival of Improvisation/Footwork, San Francisco, CA
Logomotion workshop and performance with workshop participants.

Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
Performance with Lori Nagel and Jon Gibson.

  

1993

New York Improvisation Festival/Downtown Art Co, New York, NY
Performance with Movement Research.

Montreal Dance Exchange, Montreal, Canada
Performance with Kirstie Simpson and participation in conference. Taught Logomotion workshop.

Donaueshingen Festival, Donaueshingen, Germany
Participated in Nam June Paik video opera with Richard Teiltelbaum and Earl Howard.

Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA
Performance with workshop participants.

Festival de Danza Postmoderna/Instituto Superior de Danza, Caracas, Venezuela
Taught two-week improvisation workshop and gave performance.

  

1992

Studio Area, Barcelona, Spai
Solo performance.

House of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary
Taught workshop and gave performance with workshop participants.

Alice Tully Hall/Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Performance of Huddle and Slant Board in Serious Fun! Megadance Series.

Sound Symposium, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Solo performance.

Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale, NY
Participated in Nam June Paik video opera with Richard Teiltelbaum and Earl Howard.

P.S. 122, New York, NY
Performance of Animation.

 

1991

Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
Performance of To Be Continued by Forti and Troupe with music by John Gibson.

Warren Street Performance Loft, New York, NY
New Dance/Music 1991

Danspace/St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY
Performance of To Be Continued by Forti and Troupe with music by John Gibson.

Festival de Danza Postmoderna/Instituto Superior de Danza, Caracas, Venezuela
Taught improvisation workshop. Performance with David Zambrano, Alexis Eupiere, and Donald Fleming.

Movement Research, New York, NY
Taught two Moving the Telling workshops. Performance with John Gibson.

 

1990

Footworks, San Francisco, CA
Performance with workshop participants.

Center for New Dance Development, Arnhem, Netherlands
Performance with workshop participants.

A Life in Dance/Theater Artaud, San Francisco, CA
Performance and interview with Sally Banes in Talking Dance Project.

 

1989

Danspace/St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY
Performance of Dive In.

Wave Hill, Riverdale, NY
Outdoor performance of Touch by Forti and Troupe with live music by Charlemagne Palestine.

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
Performance with workshop participants.

Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO
Performance with workshop participants.

American Dance Performance, Durham, NC
Performance with workshop participants.

National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Fugitive Gesture: Masterpieces of Dance Photography, 1849—Present.

The Theater School, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Performance with workshop participants.

Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, NY
News Animation and other performances.

Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Taught workshop and gave performance with workshop participants.

The State Street Center, Madison, WI
Taught workshop and gave performance with workshop participants.

Independent Performance Alliance of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Taught workshop and gave performance with workshop participants.

Allentown, PA
Improvisation performance with Lori Nagel.

 

1988

Spoke of the Hub, Brooklyn, NY
Performance.

Movement Research, New York, NY
Performance.

Boston University, Boston, MA
Two evenings of performance by Forti and Troupe. Taught intensive workshop.

Manitoga Nature Center, Garrison, NY
Forti and Troupe performance for NYFA public service.

Wallenboyd Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Performance.

Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO
Taught workshop and gave performance with workshop participants.

Dance Theater Workshop, New York, NY
Forti and Troupe performance of Green Mountain and solo performance of News Animation.

Boston Arts Group, Boston, MA
Taught workshop and gave performance with workshop participants.

Mad Brook Farm, East Charleston, VT
Forti and Troupe performance.

The Theater School, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Taught workshop and gave performance with workshop participants.

The Knitting Factory, New York, NY
Solo performance.

 

1987

St. John’s College Summer Workshop, Santa Fe, NM
Logomotion performance with David Rosenmiller based on impressions of environment.

American Dance Festival, Durham, NC
Performance of News Animation at the Faculty Concert.

Gowanus Dance Exchange, Brooklyn, NY
Forti and Troupe performance.

Roulette, New York, NY
Performance of News Animation and collaborative work with Takehisa Kosugi.

Movement Research Benefit/Triplex Theater II, New York, NY
Performance of News Animation.

P.S. 122, New York, NY
Performance of News Animation.

 

1986

Dancers Warehouse, Santa Barbara, CA
Performance of News Animation and performance with workshop participants.

Colby College, Waterville, MA
Forti and Troupe performance.

Ethnic Folk Arts Center/Movement Research, New York, NY
Forti and Troupe performance of Roadcut as part of The Presenting Series in a program shared with David Zambrano.

Yellow Springs Institute, Chester Springs, PA
Forti and Troupe performance of The Foothills.

Mad Brook Farm, East Charleston, VT
Performance of News Animation.

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA
Performance of News Animation and Full Moves. Taught intensive workshop and gave performance with workshop participants.

The Amphitheater/School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
First performance of News Animation as guest artist in SVA students’ concert.

The Theater School, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Performance with Lisa Nelson and Misha Mengelberg.

New York Open Center, New York, NY
Performance with Charles Morrow, Glen Velez, and Don Cherry.

 

1985

Studio 200 at Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Taught workshop and gave performance with workshop participants.

Osaka Theater, Osaka, Japan
Taught workshop and gave performance with workshop participants.

Plan B, Tokyo, Japan
Taught workshop and gave performance with workshop participants.

An evening shared with choreographer Kamizawa, Kyoto, Japan
Performance. 

Extentions Studio, Melbourne, Australia
Taught workshop and gave performance with workshop participants.

Coleman’s Performing Arts Studio, Sydney, Australia
Taught workshop and gave performance with workshop participants.

The Theater School, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Collaborative performance with Misha Mengelberg.

Dartington Festival/Dartington College, Totnes, England
Collaborative performance with Steve Paxton and Kirstie Simpson.

Riverside Studios, London, England
Taught workshop and gave performance with workshop participants.

 

1984

Danspace/St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY
First performance of Face.

American Center, Paris, France
Collaborative performance of 180 degrees with Joan Logue and Tod Machover.

Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO
Performance of Full Moves.

Museum of Holography, New York, NY
Holography (Re)Defined/Innovation through Tradition

Roulette, New York, NY
First performance of Full Moves.

Experimental Intermedia, New York, NY
Performance of early and new work.

 

1983

Andere Avantgarde Festival/Brucknerhaus, Linz, Austria
Collaborative performance of Board Game / Animal Stories with Susan Rethorst and taught intensive workshop.

Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO
Collaborative performances with Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark, and Barbara Dilly.

American Dance Festival, Durham, NC
Performance with local students in faculty concert and taught intensive workshop.

Danspace/St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY
Collaborative performance of Spring with Susan Rethorst and Z’ev.

Chara, Padova, Italy
Taught workshop and gave performance with workshop participants.

University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Taught workshop and gave performance with workshop participants.

Moreau Gallery/St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN
Light Vistas Light Visions: International Exhibition of Creative Holography

P.S.1, Long Island City, NY
P.S.1 Reopens the 60’s

 

1982

Washington Square Church, New York, NY
Collaborative performance of Asymmetry 222 with Steve Paxton based on a poem by Jackson MacLow.

Naropa Institute, Boulder, CO
Taught workshop and gave performance with workshop participants.

Steinernes Haus, Frankfurt, West Germany
Solo performance.

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Performance of early Dance Constructions Huddle and Slant Board, and Illuminations performance with Charlemagne Palestine.

The Kitchen Center for Music and Dance, New York, NY
Performance of Door Studies with a large group.

Spazio Zero, Rome, Italy
Taught workshop and gave performance in operatic work by Alvin Curran with workshop participants.

  

1981

Boston Film Video Foundation, Boston, MA
Taught workshop and gave performance with workshop participants.

Bennington College, Bennington, VT
Taught workshop and gave performance with workshop participants.

Danspace/St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY
Performance of two early works in Judson Theater Reconstruction.

Performing Garage, New York, NY
Performance of Jackdaw Songs with a large group with music by Peter Van Riper.

Mont-Royal Pavilion, Montreal, Canada
Solo performance in Danse Post-Moderne.

Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Solo performance.

Apr 6 2017link

A different way to move: Minimalisms, New York 1960-80 at Carre d'Art Nimes

En Revenant De L'Expo

 

Mar 16 2017link

Review: The Museum of Rhythm

Frieze 

by Chris Fite-Wassilak

 

May 12 2016link

A Conversation Between Steve Paxton and Simone Forti at REDCAT

Mar 1 2016pdflink

The Sensation of Un-thought Thoughts: An Interview with Simone Forti

by Caroline Picard

Art 21 Magazine 

Jan 1 2016pdf

Simone Forti

Published as part of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg's E.A.T. (Experiments in Art and Technology) catalogue.

Dec 21 2015pdflink

Simone Forti

Art Agenda
by Andrew Berardini

Dec 8 2015pdflink

Simone Forti

Artforum

Critics' Pick Los Angeles

by Mariko Munro

Nov 19 2015pdflink

In L.A., Female Video Artists Reign

T -- The New York Times Style Magazine

by Erica Bellman

Nov. 19, 2015

Dec 2 2015pdflink

Simone Forti at The Box

Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles

by Aaron Horst

Nov 11 2015

Simone Forti 'ON AN IRON POST' Artforum

Read the full list here

Oct 20 2015pdflink

Minimalist Duets in Sculpture and Dance

'Where Sculptures and Dance Meet: Minimalism from 1961 to 1979' is on view at Loretta Howard Gallery through October 31.

Curated by Wendy Perron, this exhibition includes work by Simone Forti, Yvonne Rainer, Trisha Brown, Robert Morris and many more. Read the thoughtful review by Jason Andrew for Hyperallergic here:

http://hyperallergic.com/246489/minimalist-duets-in-sculpture-and-dance/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Minimalist+Duets+in+Sculpture+and+Dance&utm_content=Minimalist+Duets+in+Sculpture+and+Dance+CID_dbd5363aedcfecdeca271909a68a00fb&utm_source=HyperallergicNewsletter&utm_term=Minimalist%20Duets%20in%20Sculpture%20and%20Dance

Dec 8 2010pdf

The Appearance of Content: Collaborations at the Swiss Institute and Ludlow 38

Observer

By Will Heinrich

Dec 19 2010pdf

Jeremiah Day / Simone Forti / Fred Dewey

Jan 5 2011pdf

Jeremiah Day / Simone Forti / Fred Dewey

Ludlow 38

Frieze Magazine

by Anna Gritz

Dec 31 2014pdf

Simone Forti: 'Join the Movement'

Simone Froti monograph written by Astrid Kaminski

Frieze Magazine

December 2014

Nov 15 2012pdflink

No Mistakes: Simone Forti

By Andrew Boynton

The New Yorker

15 November 2012 

Mar 29 2013pdflink

Simone Forti:

By Natasha Ginwala
Manifestajournal.org
29 March 2013

Feb 28 2013pdflink

SIMONE FORTI with Claudia La Rocco

By Claudia La Rocco
The Brooklyn Rail
28 February 2013

Jan 4 2013pdflink

Los Angeles: Simone Forti at The Box

By Danielle Sommeror
Art in America
5 January 2013

Nov 7 2012pdflink

500 Words: Simone Forti

As told to Samara Davis
Artforum.com
7 November 2012
Sep 16 2012pdflink

A ’60s Landmark in the Eyes of Children

By Gia Kourlas
The New York Times
16 September 2012
Sep 8 2012pdf

LA Agenda: 10 Art Picks

Featuring Simone Forti, Rafaël Rozendaal, Jack Goldstein, and Abigail Deville
Powered by ForYourArt for Artinfo.com
7 September 2012

Oct 1 2009pdf

Critics' Pick: Simone Forti

By Natilee Harren
Artforum
1 October 2009
Apr 7 2017

Simone Forti at Centre Pompidou

A Different Way To Move: Minimalists, New York, 1960-1980

Featuring Simone Forti

April 7 - September 17, 2017

Carre D'Art-Musee D'Art Contemporain, Nimes, France

details here.

Mar 20 2017

SASSAS sound. event featuring Simone Forti's

Watch the youtube video of Huddle here, and details of the full event on their website

Jan 17 2017

Simone Forti at Radical Bodies at UCSB

January 27, 2017

as part of Radical Bodies at the AD&A Museum at UC Santa Barbara

details and tickets here: http://www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu/news/announcement/539

May 15 2016

SASSAS presents Simone Forti and more May 15, 2016

The Society for the Activation of Social Space Through Art and Sound (SASSAS) presents sound. a free public concert at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook on Sunday, May 15 4-7pm. 

Simone Forti will be doing a double Huddle performance with performers from the MOCA Education Program for teens. 

More information at www.sassas.org

 

Mar 11 2016

Simone Forti & Oguri Duet

Simone Forti & Oguri 
Journey Dream Flower

Friday, March 18, 8 PM
Saturday, March 19, 8 PM
Sunday, March 20, 4 PM
$17 (presale) 
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2511893
$22 (at the door) Students, Seniors $17


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Body Mind World
Workshop with Simone Forti

Sunday, March 13, 12:30pm-3:30 pm

$30/class RSVP: bodyweather@gmail.com

ELECTRIC LODGE
1416 Electric Ave. 
Venice CA 90291
310.823.0710

Free parking at Electric Lodge

Feb 1 2016

Simone Forti at Northwestern University

Conversation and Performance with Simone Forti "Thinking with the Body"

Monday, February 1, 2016
6-7PM
FREE

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
more infomation HERE

Nov 10 2015

Simone Forti 'ON AN IRON POST' mentioned in Hyperallergic

mentioned as a part of ArtRx LA 

by Matt Stromberg

Nov 2 2015

Simone Forti recipient of Anonymous Was A Woman Award for 2015

"Anonymous Was A Woman today announced the ten artists selected to receive their twentieth annual awards. All the recipients are women over forty years of age who have significantly contributed to their fields, with the grants meant to support and sustain mature female artists. The winners this year are Donna Dennis, Wendy Ewald, Simone Forti, Rachel Harrison, Pam Lins, Jennifer Montgomery, Dona Nelson, Lisa Sanditz, Lisa Sigal, and Julianne Swartz. Each recipient will receive an unrestricted grant of $25,000 each."

Read the full Artforum news article HERE

Oct 29 2015

Simone Forti 'Slant Board' at Untitled Art Fair Miami

Where Sculpture & Dance Meet: Minimalism 1961 - 1979 will be shown at the Untiled Art Fiar in Miami Beach as part of a curated special presentation from December 1 - 7, 2015. 

Details on Untitled HERE

Oct 31 2015

Simone Forti in 'Where Sculpture and Dance Meet: Minimalism from 1961 to 1979'

'Where Sculptures and Dance Meet: Minimalism from 1961 to 1979' is on view at Loretta Howard Gallery through October 31.

Curated by Wendy Perron, this exhibition includes work by Simone Forti, Yvonne Rainer, Trisha Brown, Robert Morris and many more. 

 

Oct 24 2015

Simone Forti at Museum der Moderne Salzburg

Simone Forti will have work exhibited in the next collection show at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg. 'Setting Things in Motion' will be open to the public on October 24. 

More informaiton to come:
http://www.museumdermoderne.at/en/the-museum/from-the-director/

Sep 26 2015

LAFMS & Simone Forti performing at Hammer Museum

This weekend ALL THE INSTRUMENTS AGREE at the Hammer Musuem will feature over 25 international artists, including Simone Forti & the LAFMS Shoe (Dennis Duck, Ace Farren Ford, Joseph Hammer, Paul McCarthy, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Tom Recchion, & Vetza)

Saturday, September 29 during the 12-4pm time slot

May 6 2015

Simone Forti performance and dance workshop

Body Weather Laboratory/Lightning Shadow present
Flower of the Season 2015 Spring 

FLOWERS AND VESSEL

Simone Forti
Roxanne Steinberg
Oguri
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Friday May 29, 8:00PM
Saturday May 30, 8:00PM
Sunday May 31, 4:00PM
$17 (presale) 
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1475270
$22 (at the door) Students, Seniors $17


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Body Mind world
Workshop with Simone Forti
Wednesday May 6, 10am-1pm
Sunday May 10, 12:30pm-3:30pm
Registration: bodyweather@gmail.com
Fee: $30/class

ELECTRIC LODGE
1416 Electric Ave.
Venice CA 90291
310-823-0710

Free parking at Electric Lodge


Mar 6 2015

Simone Forti at Noise And The Possibility For A Future

March 6 & 7, 2015

Noise and the Possibility for a Future

A Conference Organized at the Goethe Institute Los Angeles

Curated by Warren Neidich

 

Participants: Victor Albarracin, Andrew Berandini, David Burrows, Luciano Chessa, Mathieu Copeland, Simone Forti, Paul Hegarty, J Scott Kelso , Sarah Kessler, Ulrich Krieger, Mattin, Daniel Munoz, Renee Petropoulis, David Schafer, Marcus Schmickler, Susan Silton, Dave Soldier, Gabie Strong Karen Tongson, Susanne Winterling

 

5750 Wilshire Blvd. 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-3388

Sep 21 2014

SASSAS: Simone Forti, Hedi El Kholti, Tashi Wada

The Society For The Activation Of Social Space Through Art And Sound is having a Listening Party with Simone Forti, Hedi El Kholti and Tashi Wada, hosted by Renee Petropoulos and Roger White in Venice on Sunday, Sepbember 21, 2014 from 4-8pm. 

Find more information and purchase tickets HERE

Sep 27 2014

Simone Forti in The Bridge Project 2014

Simone Forti is participating in The Bridge Project 2014, September 26-27 in San Francisco! 

In addition to curated performances, programing includes master classes and panel discussions centered around the West Coast post-podern dance lineage.

Purchase tickets and view the full programming schedule HERE

Nov 11 2014

Simone Forti 'Thinking With The Body: A Retrospective In Motion'

Simone Forti Thinking with the Body: A Retrospective in Motion is on view at the Museum de Moderne in Salzburg July 18 - November 9, 2014! Read more about the exhibition and the full press release here

 

Additionally, in conjunction with the retrospective, the catalog Simone Forti. Thinking with the Body will be published in German and English hardcover editions. It includes an interview with Simone Forti by Sabine Breitwieser, essays by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Fred Dewey, and Meredith Morse, a conversation between Liz Kotz and Tashi Wada, and texts by the artists Robert Morris, Steve Paxton, and Yvonne Rainer. 320 pp., many color and black-and-white illustrations. For more information and to purchase a catalog through The Box, please email info@theboxla.com. 

 

Jul 19 2014

James Nisbet lecture about new book, includes work by Simone Forti

Join Works Sited for a lecture from James Nisbet about his new book 'Ecologies, Environments, and Energy Systems in Art of the 1960s and 1970s', which includes an excerpt about Simone Forti's work. 


Saturday, July 19th at 2pm 
Mark Taper Auditorium

More information in the link below. Hope you can make it!
http://www.works-sited.info/

Jun 14 2014

Simone Forti's Huddle performed at Le Mouvement's Bienne 2014

Simone Forti's piece Huddle will be performed at the Le Mouvement festival Performing the City Biel/Bienne 2014. While Simone will not be there herself, Huddle will be a part of Mouvement II, August 26-31, 2014. 

 

Visit their website for more information here

Jun 10 2014

Simone Forti in 'Moving, Speaking, Watching: Talk and Dance Performance

Simone Forti will be performing with Wendy Perron and Victoria Marks in Moving, Speaking, Watching: Talk and Dance Performance on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 7 PM. The performance is part of the Los Angeles Central Library ALOUD program.

 

Details and tickets HERE

May 1 2014

Simone Forti, Jeremiah Day, and Fred Dewey performing at Santa Monica Museum of Art

"The Santa Monica Museum of Art presents two live performances, on May 1 and 3, by Jeremiah Day, Simone Forti, and Fred Dewey. The trio has been working together in various configurations since the 1990s, using art to represent the collision of personal, civic, and public life. Each performance consists of slideshow presentations by Day, dance solos by Forti, and forms of unscripted public address from Dewey.

Nonfictions: Jeremiah Day/Simone Forti/Fred Dewey is part of the trio’s ongoing public investigation of artistic collaboration and improvisation. The exhibition opens at SMMoA on Saturday, May 17."  

See SMMoA's full website HERE

Apr 20 2014

Moon Struck: Simone Forti and Charlemagne Palestine

Artforum

Review of Simone Forti and Charlemagne Palestine illlummminnnatttionnnsssss!!!!!!!, 2014.

Written by Catherine Damman

Read the full article HERE

Apr 15 2014

Italian Touch, With a Taste of Cognac, Simone Forti and Charlemagne Palestine Reunite at MoMA

New York Times

Written by Brian Seibert

Read the full article HERE

Mar 29 2013

Natasha Ginwala in conversation with Simone Forti

Access an edited post of a conversation between Natasha Ginwala and Simone Forti, interspersed with images from Simone's show 'Sounding' here

Mar 6 2013

Simone Forti for Concrete Escort I, II, III, IV

Concrete Escort I, II, III, IV
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Friday, March 22
6 pm and 8 pm

New York based Japanese performance artist Ei Arakawa invites a select group of painters, sculptors, dancers, filmmakers, and archivists to form a temporal group addressing Gutai today. The result will see the participants leading performative exhibiton tours determined by their interpretations on the power dynamic within Gutai, women and men; singularity and plurality; performance and painting. 

Participants include Ei Arakawa, Simone Forti, Jutta Koether, Andrew Lampert, and Caitlin MacBride.

Concrete Escort I, II, III, IV will take place over the course of two days: March 22nd and April 26th, with tours at 6 and 8 pm respectively. Simone's tour will be on March 22, 2013
Buy tickets here

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
5th Ave at 89th Street
Box office 212.423.3587

 

Mar 1 2013

Simone Forti premieres King's Fool at MoMA on March 6-8, 2013

Simone Forti: King's Fool

Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 7, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Friday, March 8, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
The Michael Ovitz Family Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 23, fourth floor

In this new work, premiering at MoMA, Forti draws on one of her ongoing projects, News Animations, which was initially developed in the 1980s. Simone Forti's King Fool is part of a series of performances in conjunction with the exhibition Performing Histories: Live Artworks Examining the Past


For more information on MoMA's performance program, please go here

 

 

 

 

Jan 29 2013

USC Graduate Lecture Series: Simone Forti

30 January 30 2013
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Graduate Lecture Series: Simone Forti

The USC Roski School Graduate Lecture Series, or Visiting Artist Forum, is open to the public and consists of a two-hour, in-depth presentation by a prominent artist, writer, or curator, followed by a group discussion that allows students and faculty to raise questions, ideas, and problems

For more information on this event, please go here. 
See all upcoming lectures here

USC University Park Campus
Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT)
Lecture Forum
3001 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Nov 20 2012

Simone's That Fish Is Broke and accompanying catalogue

Reviews for Simone's That Fish Is Broke with Brennan Gerard and Terrence Luke Johnson, performed on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Judson Dance Theater. Performed over the course of three nights at Danspace Project in New York, The Fish Is Broke was an exploration of improvised dance and performance. 
 
 
No Mistakes: Simone Forti
By Andrew Boynton
Published in The New Yorker on November 15, 2012
Please go here
 
Portaging the ’60s into 2012
By Deborah Jowitt 
Published in http://www.artsjournal.com on November 13, 2012
Please go here
 
For those who missed the performances, Danspace has published a fascinating catalogue related to the series, Danspace Project Platform 2012: JudsoNOW. It includes letters, photos, essays. And—most interestingly—dialogues between present day writers and choreographers and prominent dancemakers active in the 1960s. 
Available for purchase here
Nov 7 2012

Simone Forti's That Fish is Broke at Danspace Project, NYC

Simone Forti & Friends
That Fish Is Broke
November 8-10, 2012
Thursday-Saturday at 8:00PM
 
2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Judson Dance Theater, the group of artists who set the course for postmodernism in dance. Major member Simone Forti will premiere her latest work, That Fish Is Broke, at Danspace Project in New York, November 8–10. 
 
This event, part of Platform 2012: Judson Now, is one of many events scheduled featuring performances, lectures, and artist talks. 
 
Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
131 E 10th St
 
For further information, please go here
 
Artforum Interview with Simone Forti, as part of of artforum.com’s ongoing commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of Judson. 
In this segment of Artforum's 500 words, Forti recalls her transition from Halprin’s studio to Robert Dunn’s music composition class in 1959.
Oct 18 2012

Must See: Simone Forti Sounding at The Box

Simone Forti's Sounding at The Box is currently featured on artforum.com's "Must-See
Shows" list, a selection by ArtForum editors of essential exhibitions worldwide.
 
For further information, please go here
Oct 11 2012

Sounding extended through October 27.

The exhibition by Simone Forti, Sounding,  now on display at The Box, LA, has been extended through Saturday, October 27th. 
The gallery will be open for visitors Wednesday through Saturday, 12 - 6 pm. 
Sep 20 2012

Schedule of Simone Forti performances

Simone Forti Full Night of Performances 
September 28 + 29
8 pm at The Box
805 Traction Avenue
 
The Box and Simone Forti are happy to present live performances selected from Forti's exhibition Sounding September 28th and September 29th at 8pm. 
 
FRIDAY, 28 September 2012
Projections on Elevation Tunes by Douglas Wadle, after Simone Forti's Elevation Tunes. Performed by Douglas Wadle and Jonathan Piper.
Platforms performed by Carmela Hermann and Aaron Valenzuela
Hippie Gospel Songs by Simone Forti
Improvisation performed by Simone Forti, Terrence Luke Johnson, Brennan Gerard
Accompaniment for La Monte's "2 sounds" and La Monte's "2 sounds" performed by Brennan Gerard
 
SATURDAY, 29 September 2012
Cloths performed by Simone Forti, Terrance Luke Johnson, Emily Mast
Platforms performed by Carmela Hermann and Aaron Valenzuela
Hippie Gospel Songs by Simone Forti
Improvisation performed by Simone Forti, Terrence Luke Johnson, Brennan Gerard
Accompaniment for La Monte's "2 sounds" and La Monte's "2 sounds" performed by Brennan Gerard
 
 
Performances will start promptly at 8pm. Admission is always free. Capacity for performances is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

Additionally, Accompaniment for La Monte's "2 sounds" and La Monte's "2 sounds," a twelve-minute recording by Minimalist composer La Monte Young, will play at The Box at 4 pm, Wednesday through Saturday throughout the duration of the exhibition Sounding.
Sep 20 2012

Clarinda Mac Low and Simone Forti Recall Judson Dance Era

A ’60s Landmark in the Eyes of Children: Clarinda Mac Low and Simone Forti Recall Judson Dance Era 


Review of Platform 2012: Judson Now, a series celebrating the 50th anniversary of that 1960s landmark the Judson Dance Theater. With nearly 20 pieces and almost as many participants,  performances was based on Mr. Mac Low’s book of performance-instruction poems, “The Pronouns: A Collection of 40 Dances for the Dancers.” and developed from his earlier “Nuclei for Simone Forti.” 

Written by Gia Kourlas for the New York Times.  
  
For further information, please go here
Aug 21 2012

Simone Forti Final Performance AUG 30, 2012

SIMONE FORTI 
News Animation Improvisations 
AUG 30, 2012 at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
7PM 
 
Developed in the mid-1980s, Simone Forti’s News Animation Improvisations encompasses the translation of the imagery and language of newspaper reports and newscasts into improvised movement compositions. Listening to and reading the news in the months leading up to Made in L.A. 2012, Forti has produced a series of writings and drawings that she will translate into collaborative improvisational performances done throughout the duration of the exhibition at all three venues.
 
Capacity for this performance is limited and on a first come, first served basis.
 
Admission is free. 
 
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre at the Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard  Los Angeles, CA 90027
 
For further information, please go here.
Aug 14 2012

Simone Forti Performance AUG 16, 2012 at the HAMMER

SIMONE FORTI 
News Animation Improvisations 
AUG 16, 2012 at the HAMMER
7PM 
 
Developed in the mid-1980s, Simone Forti’s News Animation Improvisations encompasses the translation of the imagery and language of newspaper reports and newscasts into improvised movement compositions. Listening to and reading the news in the months leading up to Made in L.A. 2012, Forti has produced a series of writings and drawings that she will translate into collaborative improvisational performances done throughout the duration of the exhibition at all three venues.
 
Capacity for this performance is limited and on a first come, first served basis.
 
Admission is free. 
 
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90024
Jun 27 2012

L.A. Unified: Learning with Simone Forti and Zachary Sharrin

L.A. Unified: Learning with Simone Forti + Zachary Sharrin 
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. 
27 June 2012 at 3pm

 
Join Simone Forti as she delivers a talk today about learning accompanied by some exercises in movement. The talk will be moderated by Zachary Sharrin. The event will take place at ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd in the Miracle Mile, and is free to attend.
 
L.A. Unified is an inter-institutional group exhibition of selected graduating BFA art students from Los Angeles area art schools and universities with art programs. The project consists of panel discussions amongst faculty from Art Center, CalArts, UCLA, and UCR, events programming, and a group exhibition of LA area students from the BFA class of 2012
 
For further information, please go here
Jun 8 2012

Schedule of Simone Forti's performances for Made In LA 2012

Simone Forti's contribution to the exhibit Made in LA 2012 in the Barnsdall gallery will include a new series of drawings, early and ongoing News Animation videos, and an audio recording of Simone reading from her journals. 
 
Simone's News Animation performances are scheduled for the following dates:
Tue, 6/12/12 at LA><ART 7pm (solo) 

Thu, 7/19/12 at Barnsdall  7pm (with guest artists Luke Johnson & Brennan Gerard)

Thu, 7/20/12 at LA><ART 7 pm (solo as part of Slangfest, 7pm - 10pm)

Thu, 7/26/12 at Hammer   7pm  (with guest artist Batyah Schachter)

Thu, 8/16/12 at Hammer   7pm  (solo)

Thu, 8/30/12 at Barnsdall  7pm  (with guest artist Fred Dewey)
 
All events are free
 
LA><ART 
2640 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034 
Barnsdall Gallery Theater 
4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90027 
Hammer Museum 
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
 
For further information, please go here
May 18 2012

Readings with SIMONE FORTI and ELEANOR ANTIN

Please join artists Simone Forti and Eleanor Antin for an evening of readings at Blum & Poe
Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 6pm
 
Blum & Poe 
2727 S La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034
310.836.2062 
info@blumandpoe.com
 
Simone will be reading poetry selections from Handbook in Motion, Oh, Tongue; her upcoming book The Bear in the Mirror; and new unpublished material. 
 
Admission is free, and guests will be accommodated on a first come basis. 
Special thanks to Patrick Steffen, who was instrumental in organizing this event.
 
 
For further information, please go here