6 minutes 20 seconds

from Endless Songs 2002
suite of three videos
20 Minutes

dance improvisations by
Mary Anne Santos Newhall
music composed and performed by
Joan La Barbara
mask by Nancy Reyner

Eva Hesse is dedicated to the figure of Eva Hesse, a German-American sculptor whose visceral response to the unknown opened up new avenues in the creation and experience of sculpture. It is the third in a suite of videos, Endless Songs, that seeks to combine the creative expression of the past with contemporary voices. These works explore common concerns that have been addressed by artists of different periods and cultures, resonating through time.

Eva Hesse emerged through collaborative improvisations with choreographer, dance historian, and performer Mary Anne Santos Newhall. Her dancing includes an excerpt from Rainbow Étude choreographed by Donald McKayle–McKayle’s choreography accompanies the image of the window. Composer and extended vocal techniques pioneer Joan La Barbara created and performed the original music, blending movement and rhythm with the mood of the background artwork. Visual artist Nancy Reyner made the mask.

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