For his newest work at OtB, called Néo-Fiction, French performance artist Christian Rizzo is going to play tourist. He and collaborator Sophie Laly traveled around the Northwest, video cameras in hand, gathering footage for their examination of physical presence in nature. In past local visits, Rizzo has made a ritual out of dropping marbles on a table and sent a soigné woman pacing back and forth across the space in impossibly high heels. So it's guaranteed that this new work will be miles from the usual vacation movies. Local cellist Lori Goldston will provide live accompaniment to the world premiere work, one of several Gallic events pegged this fall to SAM's Elles: Pompidou exhibit SANDRA KURZ

Fri., Sept. 14, 8 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 15, 8 p.m., 2012

comments powered by Disqus

Friends to Follow