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Fixed: A Piece Choreographed by Chris Emile for No)one. Art House

No)one. Art House, photo by Tyler Adams

Fixed: A Piece Choreographed by Chris Emile for No)one. Art House

Performance

Chris Emile is a dancer, choreographer, and cofounder of No)one. Art House, a collective that produces movement-based installations in unconventional spaces throughout Los Angeles. Emile and three other dancers present a choreographed performance in response to Haegue Yang’s Strange Fruit (2012-13), part of MOCA’s permanent collection. Yang’s work takes its title from the anti-lynching anthem famously recorded by Billie Holiday in 1939. Using Yang’s installation as its stage, Emile’s performance examines the public display and consumption of violence against marginalized bodies and investigates how Black Americans process trauma. The performance expands the dialogue between Yang’s Strange Fruit and the protest song of the same name.

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