The François Vase is a collaboration between composer Daniel Fox and visual artist Gabriela Vainsencher which re-tells the Greek myth of the labyrinth from the Minotaur’s perspective. The video features Green Chair Dance Group and the score will be performed live by the Momenta Quartet, whose previous performance of Daniel’s music was reviewed by Alex Ross for The New Yorker. Cinematography and editing by Dave Jannetta.
The François Vase premiered in Philadelphia, where it was preceded by a performance by Noco Kawamura of Bach’s Chaconne. The Brooklyn performance was preceded by a short lecture by recent Guggenheim Fellow art historian Guy Hedreen on the actual François Vase.
*The Soapbox performance was co-sponsored by Parker’s Box Gallery