Lauren Bakst and Yuri Masnyj

New York Live Arts presents

Marjani Forte
Nov 15-19


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A conditional archive or A score
for the past and future of
LIVING ROOM INDEX AND POOL

MATERIALS
dimensional lumber
microphone
visitors / guests
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Dictee by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
shirts, pants, shoes, poncho
laptops (two)
time, memory, technique
plywood, paint, foam, steel, glue

MAINTENANCE
vacuum the floor
fold the clothes
pile the stacks
re-paint the rocks
scatter the nails

RECORD
four anonymous selfies 
nine times without applause / two times with
“it was like you were never here”
sneaker scuffs on the white platform
broken chair
carpet folds, tears, and fades

PLATFORMS and STAGES
FLOOR PLANS
GLASS / CHROME

ACTION
brick fits in one hand, cinderblock gripped by one, carried by two
laying down sod, laying down carpet, laying down plywood, laying down
folded knee allows the leg to lift, steps onto (shag) carpet
hands to face, step-touch, voice throw

SITES
theater (stage) 
living room (stage)

FRAMES
construction, domestic, paradise
kitchen, basement, pool
field, ruin, fantasy

surfaces, meant to stay clean
materials, laid out in grids

ACTION
covers, Nijinsky
folds, unfolds, wash

FIELD
set and reset

BODIES
public and private (not so far apart)
postmodern and celebrity
dimensional (lumber)
digital (at home)
material, temporary

PILES
rubble, rock, asphalt, foam
dirty clothes, also clean

OBJECTS 
anticipate the body

OBJECTS
chairs, beams, sticks, planks, tubes, slabs, table tops, fences, wedges, mats, carpets, cabinets, handles, I-beams, speakers, stereo, lights, recessed lighting, columns, vertical columns, benches, ramps, the pool, shelves

RULES
fragments make a (w)hole
fragments are placed, not fastened together

ECHOES
japanese gardens, ikea showrooms, sample apartments, rental units, condominiums, galleries, mazes, ruins

NOTES
rooms, lines, remnants

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Living Room Index and Pool is an exhibition of sculpture by Yuri Masnyj and performance by Lauren Bakst with Emma Geisdorf that took place at Pioneer Works from March 13–April 26, 2015, and will continue to evolve this summer as part of the Open Sessions exhibition at The Drawing Center, New York.

Lauren Bakst makes performances.

Yuri Masnyj works in drawing and sculpture.

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