The Hammer Museum has just announced that it is searching for performers/dancers aged approximately 35 and older to participate in a performance by Berlin-based artist Bob Kil for his forthcoming exhibition titled Lifes. The Hammer is looking for performers whose schedules will allow for both full-time and part-time involvement from February 13 to May 8, 2022 during the museum’s hours of operation which are Tuesday – Friday 11am to 8pm and Saturday – Sunday 11am to 5pm. Pay is $25 per hour. Further information is listed below and the Hammer is asking that anyone interested in applying do so by this or next week, if possible.

Bob Kil’s performance of Lifes is in collaboration with Danish artist Nina Beier and Los Angeles-based writer and director Asher Hartman. Bob Kil, along with three performers, will enact a series of monologues written by Hartman, and engage with a sculptural environment conceived by Beier. The museum is looking for experienced dancers and those interested in movement-based performance to participate in minimal unison choreography.

The paid rehearsals will occur during the weeks prior to the exhibition’s opening. Performances will take place on an hourly basis, each lasting approximately 15 minutes. There will be a 45 minute downtime period for the participants between performances.

What The Hammer is asking of prospective candidates:

Candidates must send a head shot, a resume, and a short video replicating the movement of the following work by Bob Kil seen HERE. If you are interested in participating, please send the above material to

The museum is asking that those interested in applying do so by this or next week, if possible.

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Description of the exhibition provided by the Hammer Museum:

Lifes – February 13–May 8, 2022

The exhibition Lifes is a curatorial assemblage, an exercise in synthesis, a composite being, a living software, a durational sequence, a cacophony of intentions, a misunderstanding, a text that dances, an extended conversation, a voice in ruin, a mapping of relations, a lean into the future. Initiated by four commissioned texts and including contributions from over 40 individuals from various creative fields, Lifes unfolds within the museum’s galleries and beyond to consider the legacy of the so-called total work of art and the possibilities and pitfalls of interdisciplinary artmaking.

Contributors: Fahim Amir, Holland Andrews, Elke Auer, Kevin Beasley, Nina Beier, Dwayne Brown, Dora Budor, L. Frank, Charles Gaines, Ley Gambucci, Piero Gilardi, Jules Gimbrone, Paul Hamilton, Asher Hartman, IONE, Shannon Jackson, Cooper Jacoby, Rindon Johnson, Darrell Jones, Morag Keil, Justin F. Kennedy, Jessika Kenney, Bob Kil, Kite, Wayne Koestenbaum, Ralph Lemon, Adam Linder, Olivia Mole, Roderick Murray, Mariama Noguera-Devers, Nima Nourizadeh, Okwui Okpokwasili, Pauline Oliveros, Aubrey Plaza, Senyawa, Adania Shibli, Micah Silver, Samita Sinha, Greg Tate, Mike Taylor, Rosemarie Trockel, and Andros Zins-Browne.

Lifes is organized by Aram Moshayedi, Robert Soros Curator, with Nicholas Barlow, curatorial assistant.

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About Bob Kil

Bob Kil (b. 1975, Seoul) has spent the past twenty-five years in London and Berlin. Kil works within the realm of language, employing written and spoken words, and introduces vocal and physical rhythms into performances. Often working with other professionals, including artists, dancers, and techno DJs, they appropriate the format of poetry reading and borrow the vocabulary of pop culture. Kil has delivered performance pieces at various institutions, such as Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen (2021);  olstebro Museum, Denmark (2021); Aeromoto, Mexico City (2020); KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin (2019); Kunsthal Gent, Belgium (2019); DRAF x O2 Forum, London (2018); Le Plateau, Frac Île-de-France, Paris (2018); South London Gallery (2016); and Art Sonje, Seoul (2014). Kil runs bobshop, a space for performances and readings in Berlin.

About Hammer Museum

Founded in 1990, the Hammer Museum is part of the School of the Arts and Architecture at UCLA, and offers exhibitions and collections that span classic to contemporary art. It holds more than 50,000 works in its collection, including one of the finest collections of works on paper in the nation, the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts. Through a wide ranging, international exhibition program and the biennial, Made in L.A., the Hammer highlights contemporary art since the 1960s, especially the work of emerging and under recognized artists. The exhibitions, permanent collections, and nearly 300 public programs annually—including film screenings, lectures, symposia, readings, music performances, and workshops for families—are all free to the public. Exhibitions organized by the Hammer Museum put an emphasis on nurturing artists, generating new art historical narratives, and creating connections between historical and contemporary art. Collectively, the museum’s exhibitions and programs engage more than 250,000 on-site visitors annually. For artists and audiences throughout Los Angeles and across the country, the Hammer stands apart as a beloved cultural destination and an essential civic space. To learn more about The Hammer Museum, please visit their website.

Written and compiled by Jeff Slayton from Hammer Museum press release received January 4, 2022.

Featured image: Photo from work by artist Bob Kil – Courtesy of Hammer Museum