Permanent and temporary commissions and projects
30 September – 18 October 2014
London and Liverpool
Isabel Lewis's hosted occasion will be open to the public from 7-10pm. Visitors are welcomed with a small offering of something light to eat and a drink and can come at any time and stay as long as they please during this time frame. Different from exhibition or theatre formats that create a space of distanced observation, and in the case of performance or theatre that make use of the excitement and anticipation of the "event," the occasion offers the conditions for a bodily experience of relaxation and well-being where the entire human sensorium, including but not predominated by sight, is engaged. As the host Lewis unfolds a dramaturgy specific to this occasion in Sefton Park Palm House, its guests and their energies, that includes dance, music, and spoken address.
An Occasion Hosted by Isabel Lewis is a Frieze Project co-commissioned by Liverpool Biennial, ICA and Frieze.
Isabel Lewis is an artist of Dominican and American origin currently working in Berlin. Isabel used to live in New York City where she danced for many choreographers and has shown her own commissioned works from 2004 at The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, New Museum and Movement Research at Judson Church amongst others. In 2009 she moved to Berlin and began working on a collection of notes that would become her solo show entitled STRANGE ACTION. Isabel draws from her training in literary criticism, dance, and choreography as well as from party and popular culture.
Sefton Park Palm House