Simone Forti. Sleep Walkers / Zoo Mantras

20 Dec 2016


New York
New York, United States


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In conjunction with ISCP’s exhibition The Animal Mirror, Simone Forti will mark the 50th anniversary of her seminal work Sleep Walkers/Zoo Mantras with its first performance in New York since the 1970s.


Forti first performed the piece under the title Zoo Mantras in a 1968 solo event at Galleria L’Attico in Rome after spending many intense days observing animals in the Rome Zoo. Described by Forti as an “immersion in the kinesthetic sense,” the choreography is based on the zoo animals’ habitual movements and wrestles with the complexity of humans’ intuitive identification with animal life.

The performance will be followed by a conversation between Simone Forti and curator Kari Conte.

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