CONFERENCE OF WORKS: OPERATIONS AND PARTICIPATIONS
NOVEMBER 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 2011
Open to the public ALL DAYS.
suggested donation sliding scale $5-$15
Organized/curated by the Panoply Performance Laboratory with:
Social Practices Arts Network (SPAN), Dimanche Rouge, Vaudeville Park, and Grace Exhibition Space
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH: GRACE SPACE OCCUPIED!
Ongoing: Urban Layers INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION
7:00pm: Beatriz Albuquerque
7:30: Felix Morelo
8:00: Anna Jane McIntyre
8:30: Maria Hupfield
9:00: Stephen Bracco
9:30: Dara Malina
10:00pm: SK Orchestra
While Grace Exhibition Space curator-owners Jill McDermid and Erik Hokenson are occupying in downtown Manhattan, PPL curates from the streets, from craigslist, from arts social networks, and by word-of-mouth, making a concerted effort to shatter the autonomy of established, medium-specific performance communities. Artists will be provided with lights, sound, running water, a formalized public platform, and the context of “performance art” by one of the world’s best-known dedicated performance art spaces. After the show, artists and attendees go down to Zucotti Park to experiment with what kind of spectrum exists between “art” performance and “political” performance, between street theater, action, demonstration, intervention, performance art, and other forms, and to continue exploration of how performance artists participate in public culture.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5: GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE
Opens at 3:30.
ONGOING: Social Practices Arts Network (SPAN) site: practice documentation
ONGOING: Fill out storycards for Anna Jane McIntyre
ONGOING: Urban Layers INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION
4:00-7:00pm: Dimanche Rouge Special Edition, Skype Exhibition and Simultaneous Performance: Alexandre Pombo-Mendes, Carmen R. Cruz with Florent Maton and dancer Karl Paquemar, Daniel Gaudard, Manuela Centrone, ETC (Julien Arnaud + Anthony Carcone + Emmanuel Rébus), Savio Debernardis, Vlasta Delimar.
Streamed live from Batofar, 7 port de la gare, 13e, Paris, FR. Exhibition link HERE skype
7:30: Discussion with Jules Rochielle, SPAN organizer, skype
8:00: Lindsey Drury, Love Letter to A Dance Artist you Don’t Know (nor Care to Know)
The private is political, the local is global. Via skype, PPL and Dimanche Rouge join forces to present a simultaneous performance, as well as video, dance, and multi-media work streamed live across the Atlantic from Paris, France to Brooklyn NY, and vice versa. Participants, audiences, and attendees are also invited to fill out hand-drawn storycards for Canadian artist Anna Jane McIntyre, to be performed live via skype one week later, to co-create with Urban Layers, to engage with global practice-documentation project SPAN (Social Practices Arts Network) and create dance work to be performed and filmed by the choreographer/performer.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11: VAUDEVILLE PARK
7:00pm: Welcome! drinks, introductions
7:30: Ann Hirsch
8:00: G Douglas Barrett
8:30: Anya Liftig
10:30: Gretta Louw’s Controlling Connectivity skype
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.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12: GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE
Opens at 3:30
ONGOING: SPAN site/listening station
ONGOING: Urban Layers INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION
3:00pm and ONGOING: Mari Novotny-Jones in 9-Hour Performance of INFECTION, COAGULATION, SEDIMENTATION, FILTRATION,DISINFECTION.
4:00pm: Open Discussion: documenting, proposing, and theorizing social practiced, engaged processes, and performance art.
5:00: Gelsey Bell
6:00:Christina de Roos and Thomas Bell (Spread Art)
7:30: Aliza Simons (radio transmission)
8:00: Nate Hill (play online game here)
8:30: Angela Washko
9:00: Anna Jane McIntyre
skype performance of Fill It In Yourself story cards
10:00pm: Hector Canonge
11:00: Dave Ruder’s Why Lie?
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
5:00: Carrie Dashow
5:30: Valerie Kuehne, Dream Zoo
6:00: Alison Fleminger from the Performance Project @ University Settlement
6:30: Douglas Paulson
7:00: Urban Layers Presentation
Closing and Afterparty (9pm: Organizations and artists planning meeting)
How do artists work in a public sphere? How do artists become political agents, and how can create work, cultural organization, and social sculpture operate in 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 Wallstreet through co-creative urban mapping, through conceptualized musical improvisation are juxtaposed, discussed, experienced, and documented.
These November weekends will bring together performances, workshops, and discussions that deal with the operations (social, political, aesthetic, economic, etc) of participatory, interactive, aleatoric, and other “open source” forms in the practices of artists, curators, and cultural organizers.
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