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Honor Fraser Gallery is pleased to announce the gallery’s fifth annual performance event we are inseparable there is no time by Rebecca Bruno.

we are inseparable there is no time will be on view
Saturday, June 18, 2016, Noon to 4pm
Tuesday – Friday, June 21 – June 24, 2016, 10am to 6pm

Rebecca Bruno’s work investigates how objects, sound, bodies, and the space they inhabit coalesce to create experience and thereafter, how memories of the experience are physically stored and accessed. Bruno’s impetus for we are inseparable there is no time is the memory of the separation, confinement, and collective otherness she experienced while attending a bris milah in Israel. From this very specific point of access we are inseparable there is no time looks more broadly at how spaces are defined as secular or sacred and how this impacts the way objects and bodies are perceived and interact in those spaces. Through this lens Bruno also examines an act of political and spiritual protest that occurred at the Western Wall in Jerusalem in 2015. In defiance of rabbinic authority, a group of women danced with and read from a public Torah scroll during a prayer service in the women’s section of the pilgrimage site. we are inseparable there is no time probes this event and raises questions about the embodiment of religion and worship, the social implications of gender division in prayer, and the unique reflection enabled by corporeal meditation on the balancing capacity for nourishment and destruction in the natural world. Combining intimate durational dance, sculpture, film, drawing, and sound, we are inseparable there is no time is a collaboration between Rebecca Bruno (choreography and design), Mak Kern (installation and design), Samantha Mohr (performance), Odeya Nini (vocal composition), Yann Novak (sound installation), Emily Batson (costume design), and Drew Denny (Director of Photography).

we are inseparable there is no time is presented in conjunction with WORD. WORD is a program of American Jewish University’s Institute for Jewish Creativity, a program supported through a generous Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. WORD’s Artist Grants, Bruce Geller Memorial Prizes, are made possible by the late Jeanette Geller in memory of her husband Bruce.

Rebecca Bruno is a dance artist based in Los Angeles. She received a BA in Dance from the University of California San Diego in 2008. In 2013 Bruno founded homeLA, a performance project dedicated to dance process in private space presenting works by more than 100 artists in 15 homes throughout Los Angeles. Bruno is a recipient of the CHIME (Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange) in Southern California Grant (2015); Annenberg Community Beach House Choreographer in Residence Grant (2015); Prix Marcel Duchamp, associate choreographer for Julien Prévieux (2014); Kendall Laurel Lui Dance Award, San Diego, CA (2008); and Stewart Prize in Choreography, San Diego, CA (2005). Her solo performance Unfinished Dance Work will premiere as part of the Duchamp to Pop exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA on July 30, 2016.