Emily Mast

4030 N. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90031 mastonfig@gmail.com

Birdbrain afterward


B!RDBRA!N (Afterward), 2017, exhibition and weekly performance series

B!RDBRA!N (Afterward) rethinks B!RDBRA!N in the context of the gallery space. For this exhibition, Mast created an expansive, sprawling theatrical installation that includes a large-scale projection of B!RDBRA!N (Addendum), cardboard props and objects, wall paintings, floor drawings and theatrical lighting. Live performances took place within the exhibition once a week for the run of the show. The performances were comprised of 17 stylized vignettes that were a combination of some of the original vignettes from B!RDBRA!N, some vignettes that were revised and reworked with Mast’s new collaborators, and some brand-new vignettes that were invented in response to the new context.

Lisa Reynolds, Assistant direction
Guilhem Causse, Sound
Chloé Viton, Costumes
Corentine Lemestre, Annex publication
Elisa Bleez, Paul Dubois, Quentin L’helgoualc’h & Romane Guillaume, Props and set building

Performances by Bertille Michelet, Gaël Uttaro, Geoffrey Badel, Judit Domotor, Laura Kirshenbaum, Peter Lokös & Nina Sanchez

Production: Master exerce d’ICI – Centre chorégraphique national Montpellier – Occitanie / direction Christian Rizzo, le programme de recherche Skéné de l’École supérieure des beaux-arts de Montpellier – MoCo & the FRAC Occitanie Montpellier in Montpellier, France