Friday, April 8

Meredith Monk: 16 Millimeter Earrings and the Artist’s Body (1966/1998)

Performed by Meredith Monk at Judson Church 1966
"At once a choreographer, composer, actress, singer, and director, Meredith Monk is known for a body of work that is often considered unclassifiable. Since the 1960s, her practice has spanned across disciplines of dance, theater, visual arts, and film, and has included solo as well as ensemble pieces. Monk’s self-fashioned degree in 'Interdisciplinary Performance,' obtained from Sarah Lawrence College in 1964, remains the best definition of her work, as the artist often combines multiple performative elements in individual pieces. Her approach results in works that cannot be singularly defined as dance, theater, concert, or film works, but are instead a unique synthesis of artistic disciplines, most broadly described as simply 'performance art.' One of Monk’s earliest pieces is 16 Millimeter Earrings, created in 1966 and originally staged at the Judson Church in New York. ..."
Meredith Monk: 16 Millimeter Earrings
Meredith Monk: Perception as Content
Killacky: Q&A with dancer and performer Meredith Monk
YouTube: 16 Millimeter Earrings (Excerpt, 1966 - 1979), 16 Millimeter Earrings - Directed by Robert Withers. 1979, 25 min. 24:56

2008 March: Meredith Monk, 2009 September: Songs of Ascension - Meredith Monk and Ann Hamilton, 2011 February: Meredith Monk: A Voice For All Time, 2011 August: Ellis Island, 2012 December: Turtle Dreams, 2013 February: Quarry: The Rally (Live, 1977), 2014 November; 10 Things You Might Not Know About Meredith Monk, Volcano Songs (1994), 2015 June: Ellis Island.