By Yvonne Rainer
"Sacré 101 – An Exhibition Based on The Rite of Spring" opens at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zurich. To celebrate the exhibition, and Igor Stravinsky’s revolutionary 1913 ballet, The Rite of Spring, an enduring inspiration to visual art and dance, we’re sharing Yvonne Rainer’s essay on her Performa 07 Commission, RoS Indexical, as well as an excerpt of her dynamic performance.
On February 20, 1909, one hundred and five years ago today, Paris newspaper Le Figaro published the Futurist Manifesto, written by Italian poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. The manifesto declared with great fanfare the tenets of Futurism, embracing technology, industrialization, and speed, and inserting their energetic style into all aspects of political and cultural life.
Interview by Mary Coyne
Babette Mangolte is a filmmaker and photographer whose work is currently featured in the Whitney Museum’s “Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama—Manhattan, 1970-1980.” In the Tribeca loft that the artist has called her home and studio since 1974, Mangolte shared some thoughts about the show, current modes of performance, and her memories of and reflections on working with artists including Robert Morris, Richard Foreman, Yvonne Rainer, Trisha Brown and Sylvia Palacios Whitman.