Trajal Harrell, “Judson Church is Ringing in Harlem (Made-to-Measure) / Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church” (2014) (photo by Paula Court)

The Hammer Museum’s In Real Life includes four monthlong, curated film and video exhibitions, 15 weekends of performances and durational, immersive works, as well as weekday rehearsals by a select group of performers including theater, dance, music, and experimental recitation. In Real Life runs through January 2017.

In Real Life: Film & Video, four thematic programs, are organized in collaboration with local and international artists, independent curators, and arts organizations: Artists’ Film International (September 13–October 15, 2016); Ecco: The Videos of Oneohtrix Point Never and Related Works (October 18–November 19, 2016); How to Love a Watermelon Woman (November 22–30, 2016 and December 20–31, 2016); and The Workshop Years: Black British Film and Video After 1981 (January 3–25, 2017).

In Real Life: Performance showcases both new and re-staged works by artists and performers working in a range of disciplines from theater, dance, and music to experimental recitation, and comedy, taking place most weekends in the Hammer’s courtyard, annex, and Billy Wilder Theater. Artists include Jennifer Moon and laub, Gabie Strong, Jibz Cameron, Meg Cranston, Dan Levenson, Mutant Salon, Lara Schnitger, Alison O’Daniel, Women’s Center for Creative Work, Simon Leung, Simone Leigh, and Trajal Harrell, among many others.

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