Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio, still from Honey Baby (2013). Video, duration 13 minutes 58 seconds. Edition of 6 + 2 AP. Performer Nick Sciscione; Videographer Kirsten Johnson; Composer Tom Laurie. © Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio; Courtesy of the artists and Luhring Augustine, New York.
Fluent~Collaborative & testsite are pleased to present incubator, a collaboration between visual artist Janine Antoni and choreographer Stephen Petronio that prompts the conversation between sculpture and dance. Curated by Louis Grachos and Andrea Mellard, the presentation at testsite will feature site-specific installations, video work, sculpture, and photography. The exhibition is co-organized by testsite and The Contemporary Austin and opens at testsite on Sunday, May 3rd with a public reception from 4 to 6 pm and an artists-curators talk at 4:30 pm.
incubator includes the artists’ first visual collaboration, Honey Baby (2013), a video of a folding, tumbling body within a honey-filled environment. Since 2013, their projects have integrated sculpture, dance, and their own images to create odd character couplings. Through an aesthetically aligned approach, Antoni and Petronio explore states of physical intensity, unleashing visceral and emotional responses. The artists will continue to blur their body-focused disciplines on a deeper and extended scale in a related, future project within the space of The Contemporary Austin.