FD13 residency for the arts presents: Ligia Lewis. Minor Matter for the theater (work in progress)
Wed, March 23. 7pm
Cover at the door: suggested $5-$10
Public Functionary / 1400 12th Ave NE, Minneapolis MN 55418

Minor Matter, originally a choreography for one body, will be performed by three dancers when it premiers later this year at Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin later his year. For her work in progress showing at Public Functionary, Lewis will present her process-based research for the theater piece through movement scores. Grounded in Lewis’ ongoing investment in affect and embodiment, the work takes the “minor” position to be understood racially, sonically, and thematically as it’s translated into aesthetic experience. In the scores for Minor Matter dancers negotiate themselves in relation to sight and phonic play, while exploring the limitations of signification and the fallacy of neutrality.

Concept/Choreography by Ligia Lewis
Performed by Jonathan Gonzalez
Musical accompaniment by Sarah White
Music mixed by WYNN

About the Artist

Ligia Lewis is a choreographer and dancer who inhabits a variety of contexts from the visual arts to the theater. Her work has been presented by American Realness, New York; Impulstanz, Vienna; Flax/Fahrenheit, Los Angeles; Tanz im August, Berlin; NGBK, Berlin; Basel Liste, Basel; Human Resources, Los Angeles; Sophiensaele Theater, Berlin; and Hebbel-am-Ufer, Berlin. She has performed at Festival d’ Avignon, Avignon; Spectacles Vivantes Centre Pompidou, Paris; Serralves Museum, Portugal; and the National Museum of Singapore, among others. Lewis has upcoming performances with Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Les Subsistances, Lyon; Centre National de la Danse, Paris; and Theatre Garonne, Toulouse. She has collaborated with artists Eszter Salamon, Mette Ingvartsen, Vincent Riebeek, Jeremy Wade, Wojciech Kosma, Wu Tsang, and Les Ballets C de la B. Lewis was awarded the Prix Jardin d’ Europe for her work Sorrow Swag. Minor Matter will be the second work to follow Sorrow Swag in a triptych of works. Ligia Lewis lives and works in Berlin.


Over the month of March, Public Functionary will host two exceptional out-of-state artists in collaboration with FD13 residency for the arts.

FD13 invites artists-in-residence to the Twin Cities for two weeks to engage with the local art community. Sara Ludy (Los Angeles) and Ligia Lewis (LA/Berlin) will spend time at FD13 developing new work and work-in-progress, each culminating in a presentation at Public Functionary.




Live Performance: Thurs, March 3 @Public Functionary. 7pm.
Opening Night Video Installation Viewing Hours: 5pm-9pm, Thurs, March 3
Extended Gallery Hours: Friday, March 4: 11am-5pm / Saturday March 5: 11am-5pm
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Sara Ludy is a Los Angeles-based multi-media artist and musician known for her statically encapsulated digital fantasy. Her works include websites, animation, video, sculpture, and audio-visual performance and always investigate the confluence of the physical and virtual.

Ludy is currently experimenting with the link between live and digital representation within the realm of performance. While in residency at FD13 in the Twin Cities, Ludy will continue and develop this investigation further. Her performance at Public Functionary will present this new work and take place in the framework of the Guerilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover.

Recent presentations of Ludy’s work include the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago; Berkeley Art Museum, California; Honor Fraser, Los Angeles; bitforms gallery, New York; Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York; Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, New York; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; Western Front, Vancouver; Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Carroll Fletcher, London; Espace Verney-Carron, Lyon; and C-Space, Beijing. She holds a BFA in New Media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.