ONE HOUSE TWICE with HomeLA – May 6th 2017
ENTER>text and HomeLA are pleased to announce a collaboration with the Neutra Studio and Residences (VDL Research House) culminating in an immersive performance event on Saturday, May 6th, 2017. Dance, literary, performance, installation and sound artists are currently developing new works in response to this distinctive architecture and National Historic Landmark.
Mak Kern with Mona Tavakoli and Cary Gallagher
This house was built in a very different town, a town of empty hills. Back then the water was much closer, just across the road. From the rooftop it was hard to tell where the house ended and the water began. Now the hills in all directions are filled in its replica, while the house sits uninhabited. The reservoir has drained itself to match. But the water was always a part of this home; it can’t stay away.
In this monument of all windows, figures flicker to life.
You can see them from the park as the sun begins to drop, catch them in a mirror or the glint of an appliance. They emerge to fill in the blanks, to stroke the handwriting on every light switch, to dance this prism.
The reservoir is returning.
The Neutra Studio and Residences (VDL Research House) is associated with Richard Neutra, a nationally and internationally seminal figure of the twentieth century Modern movement in architecture. During the 1940s, as Neutra’s work evolved, he also became the well-recognized founder of mid-century “California Modern” architecture. The VDL Research House is the only property where one can see the progression of his style over a period of years and is among the key properties to understanding the national significance of Richard Neutra.
homeLA brings dance process to residential space.The project provides a platform to independent dance, body-based, sound, and intermedia artists at various stages of their careers to develop new works and one-of-a-kind performances in response to the architecture and ethos of Los Angeles homes. homeLA is facilitated by Rebecca Bruno, Margot Moss, Andrew Mandinach, and Samara Kaplan. more info here.
photos: Andrew Mandinach