THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN AND ATTENDED THIS CONFERENCE!!!! IT HAS NOW CONCLUDED BUT WE WILL DO IT AGAIN SOON!
In the meantime, join the PERFORMANCY FORUM Facebook group HERE.
The non-autonomy will continue this weekend!!!
Thank you/chokrane/merci/gracias/xièxie/danke/asante/arigato/etc to all who participated during the first weekend of Conference of Works: Operations and Participations, whether by standing around drinking beer or by sharing performance work as part of the “occupation” of Grace Exhibition Space! Documentation is to come! Here’s some Dimanche Rouge (which was streamed into GES Saturday) in the meantime…
Below is an updated schedule for this weekend…hope to see EVERYONE THERE, participating in the roundtables (yes, yes, please come) and experiencing the performances/talks/workshops etc.
Conference of Works: Operations and Participations
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11: VAUDEVILLE PARK
7:00pm: Welcome! drinks, introductions.
8:00: G Douglas Barrett Ground Music, which will invite audience members to “take to the ground”—as a spatial and metaphorical site for political, philosophical, and sonic reflection.
8:30: Anya Liftig we do not know what Anya will do EXACTLY, but whatever she does, whenever she does it, it is always astounding.
9:00: Alex Young has a notion, and nothing that he does really falls into ‘music composition, performance art, or internet’ work, though it does tend to address ‘artistic authorship while experimenting with modes of participation and intervention’.
10:00: Jules Rochielle is an artist and the founder of the Social Practices Arts Network (SPAN). Her visit to NYC from LA catalyzed–in part–this conference and the meeting of many like-minded people.
10:30: Gretta Louw:Controlling Connectivity Gretta has been living in a Berlin gallery space in complete isolation except for the internet since November 2nd. We will visit her online via skype and see how she’s handling it…
Five individual artists working in music composition, performance art, and interactive/internet forms describe, perform, and present projects that maintain artistic authorship and vision while experimenting with modes of participation, demonstration, and intervention. Come ready to partake in the bar, bring an instrument, bring a dry erase marker, bring a powerpoint presentation, bring an anecdote or joke, bring mittens, and a donation for Vaudeville Park. (address below)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12: GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE
Opens at 3:30
ONGOING: SPAN site/listening station
listen to an archive of interviews with artists with social arts practices!
ONGOING: Urban Layers INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION
Interactively charting who, what, and where, on the wall of the space itself!
4:00pm: Open Discussion: documenting, proposing, and theorizing social practiced, engaged processes, and performance art. COME AND TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU DO and HOW YOU TALK ABOUT IT and WHY YOU TALK ABOUT IT LIKE THAT.
5:00: Gelsey Bell performs First Aid Kit, a participatory and indeterminate composition using that little red or blue box with the cross on it, and what’s inside it.
6:00: Christina de Roos and Thomas Bell (Spread Art) Bushwick duo, individual artists, gallerists, curators, and more show their current work-in-progress and discuss their practice.
7:30: Aliza Simons leads a workshop/performance/happening with some little boxes, also known as radios, which allow sounds to be broadcast in at least a one-block radius.
8:00: Nate Hill presents Race Warriors: “Answer ten easy questions to uncover your racial prejudices, and play your own personalized race war video game,” a project of Racist Incorporated. play online game here.
8:30: Angela Washko will explain how her practice evolved from a very traditional studio painting practice to a massively interdisciplinary practice with a distinct focus in community organizing, and her participation in collectives and combines.
9:00: Anna Jane McIntyre all last weekend we had story cards for people to fill out (and boy are there a lot of them! Some quite crude), now Anna will perform them over skype from her studio in Montreal, Canada.
10:00pm: Hector Canonge Three words: perform/play/game. Hector is a master of participatory performance art, cultural organization, and more.
11:00: Dave Ruder’sWhy Lie? in this incarnation, 100 scores, from the graphic to the classically notated, each has its own internal logic and can stand up to a variety of different interpretations by trained musicians or by…you (whether or not you are, in fact, a trained musician)
Artist-curators, theorist-artists, and inter-disciplinary performers who wear “many hats” and come from many different performance backgrounds come together to share their work. Live participatory performances, talks, open bar, hands-on radio broadcasting from the space, and more!
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13: VAUDEVILLE PARK
4:00pm: Open Discussion: Politics of Aesthetics meet Practice! You are invited, you are invited, you are invited!
5:00: Carrie Dashow will discuss her practice and how it’s been performing/operating as Yesiree, the notary, at Zucotti park and throughout Occupy Wall Street.
5:30: Valerie Kuehne, Dream Zoo, an improvisational music ensemble will perform! Valerie may also be queried about her curation, community-building, and more.
6:00: Alison Fleminger from the Performance Project @ University Settlement on her residency program for artists working in and with communities, on arts in education, on devising theatre and dance, and on after-school programs and her Play Tank ensemble.
6:30: Douglas Paulson discusses Parfyme, Action Club and his many other projects in relation to ideas of participation, performance, collaboration, the role of the “audience”, etc.
7:00:Urban Layers is an experimental collaborative platform for urban writing, mapping and media. Its goal is to foster creative combinations of old and new media techniques for describing and understanding cities including tours, essays, photography, maps and video. See this work in action during the conference, hear the artists discuss past, present, and future Urban Layering!
How do artists work in a public sphere? How do artists become political agents, and how can creative work, cultural organization, and social sculpture operate socio-politically? What does ‘responsibility of form’ mean to us now? What are the political concerns of “avant-garde” theories and forms? Diverse artistic practices, from notarization of public statements during Occupy Wall Street through co-creative urban mapping, through conceptualized musical improvisation are juxtaposed, discussed, experienced, and documented.
26 Bushwick Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(Graham stop on the L train – Walk two blocks East on Graham Avenue and turn right onto Bushwick Ave.)
Grace Exhibition Space
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(Flushing Avenue Stop on J-Z Trains – Walk 3 blocks East on Broadway)
For more information, e-mail Esther Neff at firstname.lastname@example.org