This Friday at Berkeley Art Museum a program of artwork, films, and live performances marks the opening of “Silke Otto-Knapp: A light in the moon/MATRIX 239.”
Curated by Dena Beard, the events include footage from the Pacific Film Archive collection of Anna Halprin’s landmark “Parades & Changes” plus Yvonne Rainer’s “Dance Fractions for the West Coast.” Live performances include Rainer’s “Trio A” and a site-specific creation by Flora Wiegmann. Dance is the theme that binds the events together: Otto-Knapp’s watercolors are fascinating images that appear and disappear, echoing the ephemerality of dance. They inspire interactivity, or as Beard writes in the exhibit’s program, the viewer makes an effort “to mobilize pictorial space.”
If you cannot attend Friday’s events, “A light in the moon” is on view until January 15, 2012. The Friday event is free.