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II Machines Live: Lydia Chrisman and Lilja Birgisdóttir

II Machines Live: Lydia Chrisman and Lilja Birgisdóttir

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May 16, 2015

As part of the ongoing exhibition II Machines: Clive Murphy & Trevor Tweeten, the Knockdown Center and Rawson Projects presented a special evening of live performance by dancer Lydia Chrisman and Icelandic artist Lilja Birgisdóttir.

Lydia Chrisman debuted an original dance piece inspired by the sculptural installations exhibited in II Machines. She collaborated with Trevor Tweeten in the creation of the film for his sculpture Running in Eight Directions. For the evening’s performance she continues to extend the vocabulary of movements and rhythm highlighted in Tweeten’s ambitious film installation.

Lilja Birgisdóttir performed an original musical work that began with her solo voice, which was then looped repeatedly, slowly building up to form a choir of vocals filling the immense Knockdown Center space. Rawson Projects exhibited Lilja Birgisdóttir and Clive Murphy at NADA NY art fair on view May 14-17.  Jessamyn Fiore also organized Birgisdóttir’s solo show at Rawson Projects gallery titled If your colors were like my dream, on view through June 21. More information available at

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