Contemporary Performance is hosting an online video festival of performance works and excerpts from 06.14.2010 to 07.02.2010. We’ve curated some of our favorite user submissions and online videos from today’s leading contemporary artists and embeded them here. The videos range in purpose and content and include rehearsal videos, process videos, performance documentation, lectures, made for video, dance on camera, video art, and vj.
Kalup Linzy (USA)
All My Churen (2003)
Second installment of the churen series and the debut of the Braswell family played by Kalup Linzy. Kalup Linzy (born July 23, 1977) is an American video and performance artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Clermont, Florida, Linzy graduated from the MFA program at the University of South Florida in 2003. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture video art workshop, and in 2005 received a grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. Linzy was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2007. Linzy’s best known work is a series of video art pieces satirizing the tone and narrative approach of television soap opera. Linzy performs most of the characters himself, many of them in drag. He also performs many of the same characters on stage. Linzy’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, and Artforum.
Ryan Trecartin (USA)
I-BE AREA (Pasta and Wendy M-PEGgy)
Ryan Trecartin (b.1981, Webster, Texas) is a filmmaker and artist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. recartin’s work has been exhibited at The Moore Space in Miami and the Getty Center in Los Angeles Getty Center and at the Penrith Regional Gallery in Australia. Reckless Behavior (video). April 19, 2006. Retrieved September 22, 2008.. He participated in the 2006 Whitney Biennale at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the “USA Today” exhibition at The Royal Academy in London. Trecartin was included in the 2006 Wall Street Journal article titled “The 23-Year Old Masters,” which selected ten top emerging US artists including Dash Snow, Rosson Crow, Zane Lewis, and Keegan McHargue. His work is featured in the Saatchi Gallery collection. He is represented by Elizabeth Dee Gallery in New York.
In 2009, he became the first recipient of the Wolgin Prize awarded by Tyler School of Art.