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Thank you to the Brooklyn Arts Council for their 2016 support! Official Language:
PERFORMANCY FORUM programming is sponsored, in part, by the
Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City
Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC)
¡¡2015 was the 5th year of PERFORMANCY FORUM. This was marked by the 2015 QUINQUENNIAL at PPL Space and Grace Exhibition Space, October 8-26: http://panoplylab.org/quinquennial/. PERFORMANCY FORUM QUINQUENNIAL was also featured in Hyperallergic’s “Best of 2015: Our Top 10 Brooklyn Art Shows”
PERFORMANCY FORUM is a platform for interdisciplinary performance art and social projects, organized since 2009 by Esther Neff, founder and co-director of PPL. In 2016, a committee was gathered to select artists for the platform from Open Call proposals. This committee was: Ayana Evans, Geraldo Mercado, Honey McMoney, IV Castellanos, Angeli, Leili Huzaibah, Brian McCorkle, Kaia Gilje, and Zhenesse Heinemann.
PERFORMANCY FORUM began in 2009 as a project of the Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) while the collective was in residence at Surreal Estate. It has since become an open project, collaborating with artists, spaces, sites, curatorial collectives, and many others to produce exhibitions, shows, workshops, conferences, actions, events, and performative critical gatherings. Initiatives and events have emerged in relationship with Arts in Bushwick, SUPERFRONT (Public Summer at Industry City), the Poop Project (BOB the Pavilion at Columbia University), MDW Art Fair, Performer Stammtisch, Association for Performance Art Berlin (APAB), Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival/Foundation (BIPAF), ITINERANT (Hector Canonge), Petrichor Performance Collective, and many independent curators, organizers, artists, and groups from all over the world. PF’s primary activities include the monthly incarnation of the platform as a performance art exhibition at Panoply Performance Laboratory in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
The intentions of PERFORMANCY FORUM are to:
1.) Forge IN-PERSON relationships (including collaborations) across spheres and micro-communities, magnetized around performance and live arts.
2.) Perform collective research, critical analysis, and discussion of performance arts, including drawing of parallels between current performance and social practices and socio-political conditions, and locating and discursively practicing performance arts-organizing within historic, economic, socio-political, and aesthetic contexts.
3.) Provide a site (somatic + cognitive) for a.) complex and theoretical thought as/on performance and performativity b.) political and cultural organization amongst artists, and for experimentation with modes, methods, and mediums in conjunction with concrete situation of works and processes c.) “live art” projects which cannot be defined within theater, dance, music, or other institutionally-distinguished disciplines, focusing through forms and modes of live action on states of being and time, affect, presence, identity, and transpersonal socialities/culturalities.
4.) Involve publics of ‘artists’ and ‘non-artists’ alike in constructive, collective, and critical analysis and debate of artistic operation at large.
ALL EVENTS AND SITUATIONS ARE PUBLIC WITH AUDIENCES WELCOME TO COME AND GO AT ANY TIME
ALL EVENTS AND SITUATIONS ARE SUGGESTED DONATION FOR THE PUBLIC, WITH ANY/ALL DONATIONS GOING TO THE ARTISTS