Savannah Knoop at Leslie-Lohman Musuem

Thursday, August 8, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Leslie-Lohman Museum
26 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013

From August 7-11, as part of the Museum exhibition Arch, Savannah Knoop will occupy the Fritz Lohman Gallery with the ongoing performance project Tripod Sweep (2014-2019). The Thursday evening of the residence, Knoop will offer a concentrated performance of the project. Knoop will reside in the Gallery as a non-verbal character, who is expressive through movement alone. All who enter will sign a waiver (also signed by Knoop) that will acknowledge their own consent, as well as the ground and other provisions of the game. Knoop will approach individuals who enter the space with a movement borrowed from Brazilian jiu-jitsu called The Tripod Sweep, in which one attaches one’s own legs to the hip of another person, destabilizing the other’s two-legged base. Tripod Sweep is an interactive, durational performance that grapples with defining power, conflict, and intimacy within a set of given terms. The game is based on action, reaction, and rest and revolves around free choice, connectivity, and the legibility and invisibility of assumptions in a public sphere in 2019.

Savannah Knoop is a New York-based artist who incites strategies of permission through writing, performance, and object-making.

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