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In Performance: P.S.1 Saturday Sessions (NYC)

January 9: Saturday Sessions with Jibade-Khalil Huffman and Desi Santiago
Saturday, January 09, 2010
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

P.S.1 announces Saturday Sessions, a new program of emerging performance art that will take place on the second Saturday of each month. Designed to introduce new performance artists to New York audiences, the events will range from music to site-specific actions, Saturday Sessions debuted on November 14 with multimedia performances by Sahra Motalebi and J. Patrick Walsh 3. While P.S.1 has had a long tradition of showcasing performance-based art, from the Butoh dance of Min Tanaka to the films of Jack Smith, this is a new formalized program presenting a younger generation of artists.

15842_212940102265_544712265_3193735_6680705_nJanuary 9, 2010 at 4pm
Jibade-Khalil Huffman and Desi Santiago
In conjunction with Rising Currents open studios, 2-6pm
Jibade-Khalil Huffman presents Monster Island Czar, an epic poem that takes the form of a slide show. A poet and a photographer, Huffman’s interdisciplinary approach invites notions of chance and indeterminacy by allowing the projectors and computers to run at different speeds and create different combinations of words, images, and sounds. With the Dadaists and William S. Burroughs cut-ups in mind, Huffman’s performance interweaves visual art and literary tradition.

Desi Santiago is a New York-based visual and performance artist and is a member of the dance group Escandalo. His large scale installations and performances often engage the collaboration of musicians, burlesque and dance performers, light shows, and elaborate costumes that he designs. Using scaffolding to create both a theatrical stage and layering of actions, Santiago’s performances draw on various New York scenes including club, fashion, art, and house music, creating ceremonial experiences from their respective vocabularies and iconography.

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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