Any Size Mirror is a Dictator

ASMIAD_PRIMARYPRESSPPL has been processing the processes of a dance-opera called Any Size Mirror is a Dictator in collaboration with Lindsey Drury and a shifting collaborative comprising Jessica Bathurst, Lorene Bouboushian, Lindsey Drury, Paige Fredlund, Matthew Gantt, Kaia Gilje, Rene Kladzyk, Thea Little, Brian McCorkle, Sarah McSherry, Butch Merigoni, Esther Neff, Ellen O’Meara, and Matthew Stephen Smith for years. We are now but one week from the opening party for a 7-weekend exhibition of the work at Momenta Art and our guts are all in a tangle with total excitement! Please join us:

Opening Party: Friday, September 5, 6pm
**OPEN **3-9PM** THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS through OCTOBER 19***
@
Momenta Art
56 Bogart Street, 1st floor
Brooklyn, NY, 11206
(L to Morgan Ave, right across the street from the Bogart St. station)

WEEK 0 sept 5-7: ACCEPTABLE OBJECTIVES FOR ART
–Friday Sept 5th: Opening Party, 6pm, dictator scores, and roundtable discussion.
–Saturday Sept 6th: 6pm: Lectures by Michael Newton and Joanna Spitzner on “acceptable objectives for art” and dance-opera performance
–Sunday Sept 7th: recursive lecture by Igor Rodriguez and dance-opera performance

WEEK 1 sept 11-14: CONFUSE MEANS TO POUR TOGETHER
3-9pm dance opera performance

WEEK 2 sept 18-21: COGNIZING SELF
3-9pm dance opera performance

WEEK 3 sept 25-28: SIGNIFICANT FORCES OF FEELING
3-9pm dance opera performance

WEEK 4 oct 2-5: I AM ROOTING FOR HIM
3-9pm dance opera performance

WEEK 5 oct 9-12: WHY DO THERE NO MORE HAPPENSTANCE
3-9pm dance opera performance

WEEK 6 oct 16-19: AGENCY
3-9pm dance opera performance

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free and open to the public at all times, come and go as you wish
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Many words can be made to resemble our reasons for pursuing these practices. You can find some of them by clicking links HERE and HERE and finding press release language written to appeal within various artistic-discipline dialectics (dance, theater, music, visual arts) and perhaps you can get a sense of what this thing is. Most simply though, it is a series of durational performances (6 hours each open day) that first rehearse and assemble material (i.e. choreographic systems, music and text, objects, ideas, realizations, ideations, etc) and then perform and recurse these.  Never have we been so rigorously excited and dizzy.  Never has an opera been so bestial, burdensome, and bent on self-destruction. This is a structure about structuring, structuralism, and structures which enforce via their existence. It is all very loud and tragic, the best we can do. Fascism, colonialism, capitalism, western civilization, conceptions of self, these we process systematically, looking for flaws where agency might realize a performative (perform-able) constructivity (constructive activity). 

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