If Innovation Foundation and REDCAT present, Sharon Lockhart: EVENTIDE

EVENTIDE/REDCAT JANUARY 5, 2022

IF Innovation Foundation and REDCAT are pleased to present the premiere of Sharon Lockhart’s EVENTIDE, in an evening curated by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer with a special musical guest.

In what is both a culmination and a departure, Sharon Lockhart’s latest film, EVENTIDE (2022), is a meditative, non-narrative long shot that uses choreography to explore landscape, communal relations, solitary searching, psychic endurance, and the play of light moving through darkness. Locating drama in the real-time shift of evening fading into night, this is perhaps Lockhart’s most optical and painterly moving image to date, composing figures, scenography, and soundscape into allegory and abstraction. The artist’s investment in forms of dance in previous works is felt here too as the initial appearance of an individual slowly builds into a culture and a gathering. An astounding number of stars emerge bright in the dusking sky, blazing as a distant corollary to the growing constellation of roving bodies scanning the rock-strewn beach by cell phone light for what we do not know. The streaking of shooting stars and gliding of satellites throws the otherwise measured pace into relief. Shot on the Swedish coast with a close-knit group of friends Lockhart has been involved with for years, EVENTIDE is concerned with grieving and the future.

EVENTIDE has been made possible by grants from Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation, The Eli and Edythe Broad foundation, Maureen and Paul Rubeli Foundation, Baltic Art Center, and IF Innovation Foundation.  

For tickets, please visit REDCAT's website.