PPL Space in 2015

Rae Goodwin: 'calling ancestry' Artpotheek, Brussels, 2014. Photo by Eva Campos Suarez

IMAGE: Rae Goodwin: ‘calling ancestry’ Artpotheek, Brussels, 2014. Photo by Eva Campos Suarez. DON’T MISS RAE’S PERFORMANCE ON VALENTINE’S DAY, along with performances by Nabeela Vega, Tif Robinette, Sylva Dean and Me, and Claribel Jolie Pichardo


January marks the 5-year anniversary of PERFORMANCY FORUM, a platform for performance art and interdisciplinary practices!

Bad weather (or human fear of it, at least) has foiled some of PPL’s January 2015 operations, but this February we have an intense number of public situations going on! Click HERE to see the schedule, join our mailing list HERE, or “Like” the space’s Facebook Page to get invited there and stay updated on events coming up!

We also have a framing text and report to share HERE
and some revised guidelines for proposals and space usage HERE (and posted below)

GENERAL OPEN CALL for PROJECTS

PPL invites projects that constructively consider situation, context, and consequences of performative socialization and enculturation. The site will be adapted to each project, aiming for explicit realization of social forms.

PROPOSALS can use this ONLINE WORKSHEET, or be emailed in other forms to: panoplylab@gmail.com on a rolling basis.

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OPEN CALL for ARTISTS AND ARTIST-CURATORS
A framing of performance and social practices as “art” implicates us in markets, histories, criticisms and theoretics, individualist and institutional hierarchies, valuation and evaluation schemas, competition-based cultural systemics, expectations for rituality and metaphysical experience, etc. This call is open to “artists,” who navigate lives as “artists” and create “art” within and/or across defined artistic disciplines, as such, problemetizing and considering art-paradigms.

Proposals can be for individual performance processes/performances relating to one of the following forms-of-exhibition (ongoing), OR proposals can frame an entire exhibition with multiple artists, taking on a form that “curatorially” relates involved artistic processes and performance(s) of any length or design.

PERFORMANCY FORUM. A semi-monthly platform since 2009 for auto-criticality of show-forms and performance-as-art practices. Each exhibition involves interdisciplinary performance(s), and some form of public dialogue, usually focusing around an aesthetic, politic, personal, social issue or conceptual area. PERFORMANCY FORUM often involves exchanges between Brooklyn artists and artist collectives and groups from elsewhere in the world. Longer-form exhibitions, as well as conferences and festivals are also organized as part of PERFORMANCY FORUM, by Esther Neff and collaborators. Proposals can be for individual performances/processes and/or conceptual frameworks for an installment of the series. email: esthermneff@gmail.com

SuperCoda (curated by Valerie Kuehne) is accepting submissions for Trauma Salon, an ongoing attempt to define the nature of Trauma as a Performative Phenomenon. Submissions should both consider Trauma as you understand it (have been exposed to, seen/felt) and how and why that understanding might change if Trauma becomes the focus of a performance/experiment. This call is open to all disciplines. The following questions are to be addressed in your submission:
1. How does Art change you? Radically speaking, how does one lose oneself (as audience/performer) in witnessing/engaging in a performance and become someone completely different? Under what conditions do you think this internal shift might transpire.
2. Why is Performance necessary/urgent? How can this necessity be internalized and expressed? Why should it be? How can this necessity be used as a tool for perpetuating/embedding Performance as a social practice (or collective spirituality, modern catharsis, insert at will). In essence, why must we, as performers (as well as human beings) do what we do?
3. Why the the hell do you make art/performance/music? What is important in what you do? Why continue doing so?
Your proposal may suggest a means to inflict Trauma in performance. You may attempt to physically disclose and permanently lose/change yourself. You may find a way to be traumatized by the audience (or simply sign up for this). You may simply perform as a means to uncover the essence of Trauma as performatively expressed. You may make an enormous noise. You may tell us what you are truly afraid of. You may injure yourself. You may terrify everyone and no one. You may grow a second head. –curator Valerie Kuehne

Trauma Salon will take place on the last Thursday of the Month, January – April. Visit thesupercoda! email: valeriekuehne@gmail.com

Post-dance 4X4: To be “post” is to come after, proposing some reflection, perhaps, or some meta-physicality. Works-in-progress are shown as public experiments, situations emerge from dance and movement theory, history, and current dance/movement practices; the construction of a “post-dance community” is embodied, as participatory social choreogaphy. This series also welcomes curators and co-curators, all participants are paid from donations at the door, artists tend to “gather” over time and events emerge from need to operate as dance. The term “post-dance” was coined by Lindsey Drury for BIPAF, at PPL the series has been curated and co-curated by Lorene Bouboushian, Li Cata, Kaia Gilje, Paige Fredlund, and Esther Neff.

Post-drama 4X4: text-based performance forms, dramaturgy and anthropology-located and theatrical forms emerging from “the theater” are removed from theater, challenging theater’s metaphorical and allegorical (historic) relationships with “society.” There is no stage or backstage, all elements of the situation and production values are operated by and as part of the “play.” Durational, participatory, aleatoric, improvisational, environmental, site-specific, and other “post-dramatic” forms are investigated, theater is framed as theoretics. Propose a form of play, a theater-work in-process; forms involving speech, sound, and music especially welcome.

No Wave Performance Task Force: queer and feminist public performance, sculpture, activist, and movement practices, from the concept of a “task force” formed over time through meetings and exhibitions. NWPTF can be initiated by any, and should take task-based form(s). Visit NWPTF website HERE for more information.

OTHER: many many other forms and modes are welcome. PPL has hosted platforms and curatorial projects by many others, including performance art exhibitions, potlucks, video and visual arts exhibitions by independent curators, public meetings and gatherings, research and social arts practices, workshops and lectures, etc. It is impossible for us to totally predict all and any operations for the space: anything “outside” any of these areas is perhaps of even more interest.
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