PROJECTS+FORMS

 

JUST SITUATIONS: a performative convention (2017, with BIPAF)
Vehicle Relocation Program (2017, with BIPAF)
PERFORMANCY FORUM QUINQUENNIAL: a conference (2015)
Sounding the Alarm: Theories of the Anti-Sight
(2015)
Practice, Practicing, and the Perpetual Becoming of Performance (2014)
Theorems, Proofs, Rebuttals, and Propositions: A Conference of Theoretical Theater (2013)
BIPAF (Festival 2013, and ongoing)
OPERATIONS + PARTICIPATIONS: A Conference of Works (2011)
MODE, METHOD, MEDIUM: A Conference of Works (2011)

In addition to the above conferences, exhibitions, and other projects, PERFORMANCY FORUM’s most dominant form has been an exhibition platform held approximately once a month, usually presenting the performance work of 3-6 artists and a public discussion:

PAST EVENTS:

Performancy Forum: Mothergirl + Tulsa Swinton Variety Hour
PERFORMANCY FORUM: Tactical Trials
CAKE: pop-up show and Tsedaye Makonnen’s birthday party
De lo Lejano (of the Distant): HECTOR CANONGE & VERONICA PEÑA
PERFORMANCY FORUM: starts + stops
PERFORMANCY FORUM: Hair Triggers Hare Raising
A S S I M I L A T I O N: marikiscrycrycry
PERFORMANCY FORUM: Electronic + Technologic Semiotics of the Bodily
(P)REPAIRING THE REAL
Under-Bell
PERFORMANCY FORUM: SELF-CONSTRUCTION
Device controlled: NIA NOTTAGE//FRANCES YEOLAND
WORKSHOP: Muyassar Kurdi
Incredible Witness
PERFORMANCY FORUM: Sympathetic Mimesis
PERFORMANCY FORUM: Entrapment, trappings, vermin and rapture
PERFORMANCY FORUM: BLEEDTHROUGH
PERFORMANCY FORUM SPRING OPEN CALL
Consequences have Consequences: PHASE THREE/knowledge production
Consequences Have Consequences: PHASE TWO/deployment
Consequences Have Consequences: PHASE ONE/calibration
Consequences Have Consequences: PHASE ONE/calibration
What It Is or What It Ain’t* a one-night performance art exhibition
Henrik Vestergaard Friis: presents THE ART OF DOCUMENTATION an open lecture
PERFORMANCY FORUM: Sonar and Semblance
PERFORMANCY FORUM QUINQUENNIAL: OCTOBER 5-29, 2016
PERFORMANCY FORUM: Alpha Wormyn
THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS: A PREPARATORY STUDY
Iki Nakagawa EDIT SESSION: Screening
PERFORMANCY FORUM: holding/withholding and indulgence/austerity
WORKSHOP+PERFORMANCE with Thomas John Bacon: SELF/s Portrait
Bushwick Open Studios: PERFORMANCY FORUM: CACHE IN
Edit Session: Iki Nakagawa
PERFORMANCY FORUM: The Basement
MATERIAL LABOR: a durational participatory performance by AGROFEMME
Collaboration #17 Jasmin Schaitl and William “Bilwa” Costa
SCHOOL #2: JON KONKOL SOLO
Time Dilation and the Acoustical Orb(it)
Practice, Practicing, and the Perpetual Becoming of Performance
VV/LD TØR∇S D1G1TAL SHAMAN L0DGE
“DISPOSABLE” Collaborative performance by Katya Grokhovsky and Jeremy Olson
IV Beautiful Gestures: Ivy Castellanos Solo Exhibition
DADDY’S CAVE: A project of JIMMYBROOKS + Zefrey Throwell
TIME DISTORTION AND THE BODY: Performance Art Exhibition
PERFORMANCY FORUM: Emergency Visibility (EV)
Vestige Vagabond: Maria Hupfield + Charlene Vickers
Tyranny of Character: ADAM ROSE, M. LAMAR, THE BUTTRESS, LINDSEY DRURY, ANDREW BRADDOCK
PERFORMANCY FORUM: CONTRACEPTION AND CONTRABAND.
PERFORMANCY FORUM: Bushwick Open Studios Edition
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG BOARD
Twin High Maintenance Machines – Anya Liftig Solo Show at PPL
SPEECHMUSICCAMP::Geraldo Mercado/Raul de Nieves/FUTURE DEATH TOLL/Lee Todd Lacks with Tom Swafford/Household Tales
PERFORMANCY FORUM XXXV: Metaphysicality
ASEMIC READINGS
FELIXWORLD
PERFORMANCY 1414141414
RE-MARKING
Future Death Toll – $0.00‰
The Saba Pilots present Trancelvania: The Generative Landscape
17th Century Beatbox
PERFORMANCY FORUM: Intentionality/Intention
PERFORMANCY FORUM: Liberación y Terapia
PERFORMANCY FORUM: Soliloquies and Solipsism
Kikuko Tanaka – Poultry Paradise and Its Discontents: Nightshifts
Super-Saturated: Eleanor Lawler and Katherine Nolan
PERFORMANCY FORUM – BIPAF 2013
Rafael Sanchez – BIPAF 2013
Through the Magnifying Glass – BIPAF 2013
Discussion: Lange and Dolanbay – BIPAF 2013
Dolanbay at PPL – BIPAF 2013
PERFORMANCY FORUM XXVIII: Parsing, Diagramming and Dream Analysis
BOS 2013: DAY THREE – SITUATION
BOS 2013: DAY TWO – SELF AND IMPROVISATION
BOS 2013: DAY ONE – SITE
SOBjectivity: objects, electronics, and the (dis)embodying body
HECTOR CANONGE at PPL: PERFORMANCE SUR
UPHOLSTERY!
Women with Power Tools
PERFORMANCY FORUM XXVII: CUTENESS, STUPIDITY, AND SEX
BIOGRAPHS & AUTOGLYPHS
SILENT MAIL! PPL and the Immaterial Museum of Scotland
THE LINEAR AND THE EXPRESSIVE
WATERBABIES: A Gathering of the Pisces
The Millennial Master (Monk/Taoist priest) of Love
SH!TSHOW: Queer Spectacle Lives On! GUEST CURATOR: Li Cata
CRAFTS, THE CRAFT, CRAFTY, CRAFTING: Performance Art Exhibition
PERFORMANCY FORUM XXVI: WORKOUT
PERFORMANCY FORUM XXV: bully the performance art hump
So many solariums: Opening celebration for many more shows at PPL

Previous to our current location, PERFORMANCY FORUMs had been held at Vaudeville Park (2011-2013) and Surreal Estate (2009-2012) and have also been held in Berlin at Liebig12 and Meinblau, at BOB the Pavilion (the Poop Project) at Columbia University, MANA Contemporary in Chicago, CAID/Spread Art in Detroit, and elsewhere.

HISTORY + FORMS:

When PERFORMANCY FORUM began in 2009, there were few “opportunities” for local performance artists in NYC and so this series provided a high-demand supplement to Friday nights at Grace Exhibition Space (where “higher level” International artists were more often presented) and the global artworld’s few-and-far-between (and largely inaccessible and commercial) presentations of “visual arts performance.” As performance art becomes more common and maintstream, solidifying as a discipline called “Performance Art” or “Live Art,” PF evolved and continues to evolve as a self-critical curatorial organism, seeking to collaborate with performance-makers to realize performatively radical forms of exhibition, transmission, relationship, exchange, and interface for projects inherently responsible for their own modes of practice and production (durational work, social projects, collective and collaborative actions) and maintain an “undercommons” of politically and socially engaged performance artists predominately outside of/ art markets, academia, and other institutions. Proposals for participation in performancy forum’s monthly platforms are accepted on a rolling basis (see “participate” or email panoplylab@gmail.com)