Frances Stark

Frances Stark with Skerrit Bwoy, Put a Song in Your Thing, 2011. Work in progress. Photo: Nadya Wasylko. Courtesy the artist.

Frances Stark Put a Song in Your Thing

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Language, and its poetry and rhythm, are central to Frances Stark’s engagement with the world. Borrowing words and phrases from novels, poems, and pop songs, she turns them into visual materials that evoke the process of writing. Stark’s Performa Commission is a semi-autobiographical stroll through the creative chaos of the artist’s life. Featuring dancer, DJ, and Major Lazer ‘Hype Man’ Skerrit Bwoy and artist Mark Leckey’s BigBox sound sytem. Unfolds like the chapters of a book. Mise-en-scène: Kameron Steele. Lead curator: Mark Beasley.




Supported by the Performa Visionaries, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and The Dedalus Foundation, and Performa Curators Circle member Kate Robinson.