Ligia Lewis

FD13 Residency | March 2016



Ligia Lewis. Minor Matter for the theater (work in progress)

Minor Matter, originally a choreography for one body, was performed by three dancers when it premiered lat Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin later this year. For her work in progress showing at Public Functionary, Lewis presented 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



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.


For me the surface is just as relevant as the interior, and so I’m constantly negotiating between these two spaces. I’m very interested in surface. Almost everything starts with surface. But then I really try to melt into it.
— Ligia Lewis

Photo Credit: Conner Evert for LOSTWKND

Sara Ludy


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 experiments with the link between live and digital representation within the realm of performance. While in residency at FD13 in the Twin Cities, Ludy continued to develop this investigation further.

Her performance at Public Functionary presents this work 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.