Lauren Bakst

Group

May 18 - June 24, 2018

Lauren Bakst, Group, 2018 still from digital video • 41 min 59 sec Edition of 3
Lauren Bakst, Group, 2018 still from digital video • 41 min 59 sec Edition of 3
Lauren Bakst, Group, 2018 still from digital video • 41 min 59 sec Edition of 3
Lauren Bakst, Group, 2018 still from digital video • 41 min 59 sec Edition of 3
Lauren Bakst, Group, 2018 still from digital video • 41 min 59 sec Edition of 3
Lauren Bakst, Group, 2018 still from digital video • 41 min 59 sec
Lauren Bakst, Group, 2018 still from digital video • 41 min 59 sec Edition of 3
Lauren Bakst, Group, 2018 still from digital video • 41 min 59 sec
Lauren Bakst, Group, 2018 still from digital video • 41 min 59 sec Edition of 3
Lauren Bakst, Group, 2018 Installation view, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery.

Press Release

Lauren Bakst will present Group, a single-channel video installation in the front gallery.

Group is a monologue on repeat.
The word “monologue” comes from the Greek monologos, which translates to “speaking alone.”
Obvious but also; what an oxymoron.
Each of the performers in Group are people I met in group—group therapy, or group analysis, to be more precise.
We rehearse every week.

Lauren Bakst is an artist and writer living in New York. She works in, with, and through dance to approach performance as an object of inquiry. Lauren’s work will be presented as a part of Dance and Process at The Kitchen in June 2018 and at The Chocolate Factory in 2019. She has recently held residencies at NARS and Chez Bushwick. Lauren has performed her work twice at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, most recently May 11th and 12th of this year. Her work has also been presented at Danspace Project, SculptureCenter, Pioneer Works, Movement Research at Judson Church, Abrons Arts Center, and The Drawing Center, among other spaces. Lauren is the Managing Editor of the Movement Research Performance Journal and her writing was recently published in Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory. She teaches in the School of Dance at University of the Arts.