Author: Esther Neff (NYC, USA)

Opportunities: Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival (Brooklyn, USA)

Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival (BIPAF) July 4-28, 2013 This year, Brooklyn-based performance artists, curators, critics, gallery directors, cultural organizers, and many others from all over the world are working together to perform a festival, framing the organization and the festival itself as a work of constructive institutional critique. The website-as-performance has gone up ...

Books: Notes on Conceptualisms by Robert Fitterman and Vanessa Place

Robert Fitterman and Vanessa Place‘s Notes on Conceptualisms is not strictly a text on contemporary performance. However, this little manual/poem/theoretical document pertains directly to conceptual performance and conversations emerging across performance fields, especially amongst playwrights. Published by Ugly Duckling Presse. Available online here. From the Ugly Duckling website: What is...

In Performance: Keeping It In the Family (24hr performance) at Glasshouse

Keeping it in the Family December 14th at 6pm through December 15th at 6pm Glasshouse Projects 246 Union Avenue Brooklyn, NY   The performance is open to the public, walk-ins are welcome between 6pm-2am Friday & 10am-6pm Saturday. Free entrance, but donation of $10 includes a complimentary drink & bowl of homemade soup. 24hr Fridays at Glasshouse continues this month with a 24 hour long pe...

In Performance: thingNY’s SPAM v.3.0

For the third year in a row. new music ensemble thingNY presents their community opera project, SPAM. In late September a cryptic email was sent out calling on friends and strangers to create or devise a work on the theme of “assembly” utilizing some, none or all of the six musicians of thingNY. The catch: all emails and submissions are to be performed in part or in whole. The result is a multi-ro...

In Performance: Marathon Performance Series at Fitness Center for Arts and Tactics (Brooklyn, USA)

Marathon Performance Series Dec 10-23, 2012 Fitness Center for Arts and Tactics  1196 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, NY All events are free. The Fitness Center for Arts and Tactics opened last month with an exhibition of drawings, tapes, and comics by Max Eisenberg, best known for his work as DJ Dog Dick and noise projects such as Dog Leather. However, due to the vision of founding performance, video, an...

First Person: Reflections On The Form Of Prelude.12 (NYC) #prelude12

Though Prelude.12 addressed four themes, this organizing principle was the most privately critical aspect of the 3-day festival’s form as audience members leafed through the program for the color-coding blocks sorting the performances, lectures, video, and readings into the categories Manifestos, Imitation of Participation(the largest category), The Future of the Cinema is the Stage, and Return of...

In Performance: Experi-MENTAL Festival and Performance Music (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Discussions of disciplinary distinctions abound, primarily revolving around visual arts performance, performance art, experimental theater, and post-dance. Inter-disciplinarity and shared concerns across these disciplines have been supported by curated festivals and platforms such as the upcoming Prelude festival opening October 3, the CATCH series (upcoming Saturday, October 13 at the Invisible D...

In Performance: SITE Project (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

SITE Project: Contemporary Performance Event and Gallery Exhibition Curated by Whitney V. Hunter SITE Project is a month-long gallery exhibition and two-night contemporary performance event. The exhibition features 10 invited NY-based African diasporic, visual and time-based artists charged to respond to the theme/idea/concept of “site” through their own unique artistic processes and practices.  “...

In Performance: Clarinda Mac Low and Jackson Mac Low: 40 Dancers Do 40 Dances for the Dancers (New York City, USA)

Clarinda Mac Low and Jackson Mac Low: 40 Dancers Do 40 Dances for the Dancers September 13-  September 15 8:00pm All 40 poems from The Pronouns: A Collection of 40 Dances for the Dancers (1964), a book of performance instructions by Jackson Mac Low will be performed over the course of three nights. Each night is different. Danspace Project (Part of PLATFORM 2012: Judson Now) St. Mark’s Churc...

In Performance: The Office of Blame Accountability (Online)

 The Office of Blame Accountability is a long-term collaborative online social performance project created by Carla Repice and Geoffrey Cunningham. Begun way back in 2007, the artists have set up shop–a table with a typewriter and red phone, often times in outdoor places–all over the United States, including Ground Zero and Democratic and Republican National Conventions. By providing a...

In Performance: CAGE100 @ The Stone (New York City, NY)

The John Cage Centennial gives us 12 days of Cage on the composer’s 100th anniversary of birth. While classical ensembles and universities re-performing Cage’s pieces produce homages and work to embody that certain John Cage feeling, those looking for some of the most exciting and irreverent new music performances of and dealing with Cage’s oeuvre will find themselves at The Ston...

Opportunities: Site Specific and Studio Residencies at Arts@Renaissance (Brooklyn, NYC)

Site Specific and Studio Residencies Available Arts@Renaissance is an innovative 4,500 square foot arts space in the restored outpatient building of the Greenpoint Hospital that serves as a bridge between North Brooklyn’s vibrant long-term communities and the area’s emerging creative population through the development of new multi-disciplinary work, residencies, workshops, and collaborative neighb...

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