In conjunction with the U.S.
Premiere of his untitled dance work, artist and choreographer Christian Rizzo brings two
beautiful installation pieces to CPR: the haunting installation / performance 100% Polyester and, Fantômes
et vanités nº4.
100% Polyester elevates the absence of the human body into an indelible image
of ghostly beauty. Gently lit twin dresses float melifluously above swirling currents of air,
swaddled in an electronic soundscape.
Fantômes et vanités nº4 is an explosive self portrait of an artist shedding
light on his unique creativity that at once is both spectacular and melancholic. At the crossroads
of performance and art, Christian Rizzo has developed a body of work of unexpected contours
that can be glimpsed through this kaleidoscopic montage of punk performances, sequences from
collaborative film fantasies, moments of dance, and portraits of artists interpreting his work
and his fashion.