Mika Rottenberg and Jon Kessler

Mika Rottenberg and Jon Kessler SEVEN

Nicole Klagsbrun Project Space MAP

SEVEN performance repeats on a continuous 37 minute cycle.
Entrance is free and first come, first serve.

Start times: 2:00 pm, 2:37 pm, 3:14 pm, 3:51 pm, 4:28 pm, 5:05 pm, 5:42 pm, 6:19 pm, 7:03 pm

Viewers are strongly encouraged to stay until the conclusion.

No entry/exit once house doors close.

Artists Mika Rottenberg and Jon Kessler will collaborate to present SEVEN, a performance and installation that stretches from the urban landscape of New York to the savannahs of Africa. Mixing Kessler’s kinetic sculptures with Rottenberg’s absurdist videos, SEVEN will collapse film time and real time to create an intricate laboratory that channels body fluids and colors into a spectacle on the African savannah. In New York, a “Chakra Juicer” will capture sweat from seven performers engaging in ritualistic athletic activity. 

Cinematography: Mahyad Tousi; Technical Consultant: Steve Hamilton; Special Effects: Alex Lemke; 2D Animation: Erik Mitgartz; 3D Animation: Mickey Roth; Sound Designer: Nati Taub; Re-recording Mixer:  Ronen Nagel; Camera Assistant: Richard Uren, AfriScreen Films. Performers: Empress Asia, Marshall Factora, Esteban Jefferson, Jason Liles, Chris McGinn, Cecil Parker, Sunita Sharma, Juan Valanzuela, Alex Wynne.


Supported by Performa Producers Circle member Salon 94, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, The Dedalus Foundation, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NIROX Foundation, and Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in NY. Additional support by Rebekah Bowling, Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Suzanne Morsfield, and Third Streaming. Produced with the cooperation of the Government of Botswana.