Filmed in Artspace’s new, adaptive first floor space, BARRE and BRAIN evolves from Linder’s Shelf Life, which was commissioned earlier this year by the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Adam Linder, Brooke Stamp and Leo Tanoi aren’t exactly performing but rather ‘sessioning’ inside these choreographic components, delving into the psycho-physicality of their entanglements.
Adam Linder works between Los Angeles and Berlin. His dances are often presented in theatre and exhibition contexts. Linder has stretched choreographies into formats of text, costuming, service provision and opera. Full Service, a survey of his Choreographic Services No. 1–5, was presented by the CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco in 2018 and travelled to Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean in Luxembourg in 2019. In 2020, Linder’s solo exhibition, Shelf Life, was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Other recent solo or two-person shows have been presented at South London Gallery, 2018; Kunsthalle Basel, 2017; Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, 2016; and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 2015. His works have additionally been commissioned, presented or hired by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin; Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto; Kampnagel, Hamburg; Sadler’s Wells, London; 356 Mission, Los Angeles; and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, among others.
Linder participated in the 20th Biennale of Sydney, 2016; Liverpool Biennial 2016; and Made in L.A. 2016, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, for which he was awarded the Mohn Award for artistic excellence. The award included the publication of Who Is Surfing Who, a monograph regarding Linder’s stage works.
Brooke Stamp is an Australian dancer, choreographer and educator. Her career spans two decades of enquiry in dance, visual art, sound performance, writing and dramaturgy; and is distinguished by a prolific body of work with Melbourne-based experimental dance company Phillip Adams BalletLab, 2000–15. Stamp has performed the work of Adam Linder, Miguel Gutierrez, Maria Hassabi, Rebecca Hilton and Shelley Lasica among others, earning multiple award nominations for best female performer, as well as the prestigious Australia Council Fellowship for Dance, 2017. Since 2011, Stamp has regularly collaborated with Australian visual artist Agatha Gothe-Snape. Stamp has performed in the work of Adam Linder at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles; CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco; and Kunsthalle Bern. She holds an MFA from UNSW Art & Design, Sydney, and is currently undertaking her PhD at Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.