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 Patricia Brace and Rita Leduc are a collaborative duo who reposition their anxieties over time, place, and relationships through site-responsive performance-installations. For their exhibition at Public Address, Leduc will transform the gallery walls into a kinetic system that rejects its very purpose; if ever someone should touch the walls, they will shift, sway, and threaten collapse. On the walls are similarly precarious paintings. Only when “played” by Brace will the walls, and thus the paintings, obey. In her three public performances, experienced live both in person and on PA-TV, Brace will master the nine-walled instrument, conducting the flips and flaps into a musical score.     Push/Pull plays with the artists' roles as they navigate and innovate within pre-existing career, familial, and inter-personal structures. Push/Pull is Brace and Leduc’s first piece that unabashedly invites their respective backgrounds in dance and theatre design to inform - rather than passively influence - their artistic practice. However, while Leduc’s installation begins as a stage for Brace, it is soon revealed as the director, only to transform yet again into the instrument and, eventually, partner.

Patricia Brace and Rita Leduc are a collaborative duo who reposition their anxieties over time, place, and relationships through site-responsive performance-installations. For their exhibition at Public Address, Leduc will transform the gallery walls into a kinetic system that rejects its very purpose; if ever someone should touch the walls, they will shift, sway, and threaten collapse. On the walls are similarly precarious paintings. Only when “played” by Brace will the walls, and thus the paintings, obey. In her three public performances, experienced live both in person and on PA-TV, Brace will master the nine-walled instrument, conducting the flips and flaps into a musical score.

 

Push/Pull plays with the artists' roles as they navigate and innovate within pre-existing career, familial, and inter-personal structures. Push/Pull is Brace and Leduc’s first piece that unabashedly invites their respective backgrounds in dance and theatre design to inform - rather than passively influence - their artistic practice. However, while Leduc’s installation begins as a stage for Brace, it is soon revealed as the director, only to transform yet again into the instrument and, eventually, partner.

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PUSH / PULL

Installation by Rita Leduc

Patricia Brace and Rita Leduc are a collaborative duo who reposition their anxieties over time, place, and relationships through site-responsive performance-installations. For their exhibition at Public Address, Leduc will transform the gallery walls into a kinetic system that rejects its very purpose; if ever someone should touch the walls, they will shift, sway, and threaten collapse. On the walls are similarly precarious paintings. Only when “played” by Brace will the walls, and thus the paintings, obey. In her three public performances, experienced live both in person and on PA-TV, Brace will master the nine-walled instrument, conducting the flips and flaps into a musical score.

 

Push/Pull plays with the artists' roles as they navigate and innovate within pre-existing career, familial, and inter-personal structures. Push/Pull is Brace and Leduc’s first piece that unabashedly invites their respective backgrounds in dance and theatre design to inform - rather than passively influence - their artistic practice. However, while Leduc’s installation begins as a stage for Brace, it is soon revealed as the director, only to transform yet again into the instrument and, eventually, partner.

PUSH / PULL

Installation by Rita Leduc

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 Patricia Brace and Rita Leduc are a collaborative duo who reposition their anxieties over time, place, and relationships through site-responsive performance-installations. For their exhibition at Public Address, Leduc will transform the gallery walls into a kinetic system that rejects its very purpose; if ever someone should touch the walls, they will shift, sway, and threaten collapse. On the walls are similarly precarious paintings. Only when “played” by Brace will the walls, and thus the paintings, obey. In her three public performances, experienced live both in person and on PA-TV, Brace will master the nine-walled instrument, conducting the flips and flaps into a musical score.     Push/Pull plays with the artists' roles as they navigate and innovate within pre-existing career, familial, and inter-personal structures. Push/Pull is Brace and Leduc’s first piece that unabashedly invites their respective backgrounds in dance and theatre design to inform - rather than passively influence - their artistic practice. However, while Leduc’s installation begins as a stage for Brace, it is soon revealed as the director, only to transform yet again into the instrument and, eventually, partner.
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PUSH / PULL