VW Sunday Sessions: Hayden Dunham, 7 Sisters
Sun, Feb 10, 4:00 p.m.
With six collaborators, Hayden Dunham explores the changing states and cultural resonance of oil through an internal nexus of empowerment and activation. Organized into seven acts,
each a distinct environment, the performance offers a fully immersive experience featuring sculptural installations and a spatialized choreography supported by music, poetry, video
projections, and scents. A printed playbill that is an editioned take-away accompanies the work.
This performance is the first of seven that continue Dunham’s research into the materiality of oil and the restorative nature of darkness. Alluding to mythology and industry, Dunham
considers how the use of oil morphed from a natural source of healing and sustenance to a means through which light enters the darkness, negating rest and extending labor around the
clock. The title references both the seven nymphs from Greek mythology who transformed into a cluster of stars and the seven oil companies that entered into the Iranian Consortium Agreement of 1954, monopolizing the global petroleum industry and access to oil from the mid-1940s to the mid-1970s.
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General Admission: $15
MoMA / MoMA PS1+ Members: $13