There are other hues of blue, Le’Andra LeSeur’s newest work, is a durational performance using spoken word. This performance finds LeSeur seated in front of a projected blue screen reading notes she made in a stream of consciousness. The performance — which is approximately 120 minutes, or the length of a feature film — addresses theway language is used with others or ourselves in moments of emotional distress caused by discrimination and systems of oppression. There are other hues of blue is inspired by Derek Jarman’s last film ‘Blue’ (1993).
Le’Andra LeSeur (b. 1989 in Bronx, NY) is an interdisciplinary artist working and living in Jersey City, NJ. LeSeur was the recipient of the 2018 Time-Based Category Award and Juried Grand Prize at Artprize 10 in Grand Rapids, MI for her piece, “brown, carmine, and blue”. She is a 2019-2020 Leslie-Lohman Museum Artist Fellow and was the most recent recipient of the SCAD40 prize at SCAD’s deFINE ART festival in 2019. Her recent lectures include SCAD, the RISD Museum of Art, and The Brooklyn Museum with Marilyn Minter in conjunction with The Tory Burch Foundation. Her recent residencies include NARS Foundation, Studios at MASS MoCA and Marble House Project.
Le’Andra LeSeur’s performance is part of the ongoing exhibition, Cosmic to Corporeal: Contemporary Queer Performance Practices curated by Liss LaFleur on view through November 9, 2019.
Cosmic to Corporeal seeks to provide an intergenerational, and intersectional exchange of artists who are working to redefine the constructs of performance art and identity, specifically in relation to the queer body and the relationship of the body to technology.
For Cosmic to Corporeal, curator Liss LaFleur has selected works from an international open call, including ATOM-r (the Anatomical Theaters of Mixed Reality), Christian Cruz, Chuck + George, Jer’Lisa Devezin, Zackary Drucker, Fierce Pussy, Hannes Egger, Kris Grey, Sungjae Lee, Le’Andra LeSeur, Leslie Martinez, Jonathan Molina-Garcia, Cori Olinghouse + Shona Masarin, Martin Wannam Roca, Legacy Russell, and Jesse Treviño.
Durational performance Saturday, October 12 at 6 PM