Marathon Performance Series
Dec 10-23, 2012
Fitness Center for Arts and Tactics
1196 Myrtle Avenue
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, and sound artist/curator Miles Pflanz, December will see the opening of Fitness’ Marathon Performances series, 14 days of durational, weekday visual arts performances.
Between Dec. 10th and Dec. 23rd, fourteen artists will perform marathon works each day between 12 noon and 1pm (with some variations in exact times and lengths). Aimless tourists and flaneurs, the unemployed, and the independently wealthy are welcome to come inside, partake of available beer, and experience.
A VHS box set documenting the entirety of the project will be available in 2013.
Monday, December 10th – Panoply Performance Laboratory – a “diner/opera” called You’re a Big Boy Now OR Rauschenberg ist Todlich, 12 hours, 1pm to 1am
Wednesday, December 12th – Elinor Thompson – epic struggles with banal materials and the perfect smirk. skulls stared down, babies thrown into the air.
Thursday, December 13th – Ivy Castellanos – IV Soldiers and the No Wave Performance Task Force cast heads in chocolate and present feminist performance art on embodiment.
Friday, December 14th – Reece Cox– who knows what he’ll build?Saturday, December 15th– Hilary Sand– who know what she’ll destroy?Sunday, December 16th – Sindy Butz – acclaimed butoh-influenced performance artist and sculptor.Monday, December 17th – Whitney Hunter – modern dancer cooking the books and playing stats games.
Tuesday, December 18th – Alaina Stamatis– ho_se overachiever leads a tour of extinct birds in Bushwick, continuing the work she did for Clocktower Gallery last year.
Wednesday, December 19th – Adjua Greaves – last seen executing a Betsy Ross routine. something about vandalizing the windows.
Thursday, December 20th – Matthew Silver – the guy who performs in public at Union Square and Astor Place (and performance and video artist).
Friday, December 21st – Amber Tonelle Lee – body as ballistics, performance artist.
Saturday, December 22nd– Sasha Desree – the lizard guides us thru the day after tomorrow.
Sunday, December 23rd – Frank Ludovico – Rockaway space Red Light District resident presents “i can’t believe the nutrition facts!”