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Ieva Misevičiūtė: A Night with Lord of Beef


7:30pm Doors / 8pm Performances
$15 Guests / Free for members
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A Night with Lord of Beef fuses elements of academic reverie, physical theater, dance, and sexual slapstick. Lord of Beef (aka Ieva Misevičiūtė) is alone at home and is overwhelmed with her thoughts about society, economy, and the meaning of life. Come join her as she swings through animalistic loops, propositions for new models of society, horror film scenarios, and maybe even impersonations of objects, people, and phenomena.

“When the lights go out on Misevičiūtė, the audience is left in a similar pause, struggling to piece together what we’ve witnessed. Too slapstick to be genuine, too genuine to be satire, too unnerving to be empty-calorie entertainment – that’s the way it is in vaudeville?” – Kate Sutton, Artforum

Ieva Misevičiūtė is a New York-based artist, working in both visual arts and theater. Her practice combines physical theatre, dance, stand-up, Butoh, perverted academic language and sculptural work.

She worked as a clown in the circus throughout her youth, has backgrounds in various movement and improvisation techniques; holds a research MA in Cultural Analysis and MA in Political Studies from the University of Amsterdam. She has presented her work in: Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris; MET Breuer, MoMA PS1, The Kitchen, Sculpture Center, Swiss Institute in New York; dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel (with Michael Portnoy); Hauser & Wirth in Zurich and New York; de Appel art center, Het Veem Theater in Amsterdam; Cabaret Voltaire, Block Universe festival in London; Playground Festival at STUK in Leuven, Performatik Festival at Kaaitheater, Beursschouwburg theater in Brussels; Western Front in Vancouver; Swiss Sculpture Exhibition in Biel-Bienne in Switzerland; Atre BA, Buenos Aires. Time-Based Art Festival in Portland; Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) in Vilnius, among other venues. She co-curated Mindaugas Triennial – the 11th Baltic Triennial of International Art at CAC, Vilnius. She is a professor at Malmo Art Academy, Sweden.