In partnership with National Sawdust we welcome Abraham Brody to his residency.
Abraham Brody creates unique multidimensional experiences for his audiences. Bringing together music, performance art, and multimedia, he pushes the boundaries between performer and public and challenges the traditional notions of a performer in the 21st century by uniting these three art forms into one cohesive whole. For him, performance is a vehicle to transform himself and his audiences. Drawing from inspiration from the roots, rituals, and folklore of diverse backgrounds, he weaves them into performances combining his own compositions, improvisation, and multimedia works. He has collaborated with renowned performance artist Marina Abramovic, has travelled to far-eastern Siberia in search of shamans, and also creates the bulk of his solo works based on the folklore and music of his Lithuanian roots. He has performed and shown works in such places as the Barbican Centre London (month-long residency in 2015), The Public Theater New York, Tate Moden, Southbank Centre London, Pace Gallery, Foundation Beyeler Basel, Sziget Festival Budapest, Solyanka VPA Moscow, Vortex Jazz Club London, and Rich Mix London, among others.
His residency at happylucky no.1 in partnership with National Sawdust will see him bring both his international collaborations to the gallery, as well as a small retrospect of his work thus far. Brody will show his works 'The Violinist is Present' (2014, created in collaboration with Marina Abramovic) on September 24, a new performance work with his Moscow-based group Pletai on October 14,'ONGON:Journey to Buryatia' on November 14 until 22, as well as performance and multimedia works with Icelandic artists Anna Frida Jonsdottir and Asta Maria Kjartansdottir later in the year. He also plans to use his residency as a time to experiment and workshop new pieces with New York based artists. His residency at happylucky no.1 in partnership with National Sawdust will see him bring both his international collaborations to the gallery, as well as a small retrospect of his work thus far.
‘I believe that Abraham’s potential to become a world leader in his field is clear […] he has a powerful talent for engaging the public’-Marina Abramovic
“He has a special power as a performer in that he has united both his skills as a classically-trained musician with the genre of performance art, creating a distinct way of performing that is entirely his own”- Jane Alison, Head of Visual Arts, Barbican Centre London