Discussion

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 Dog), and programming all over the city. In related veins,  music following diverse trajectories from sonic work as part of Fluxus, new opera, and analog electronic music movements, conceptual and interdisciplinary music in classical composition spheres, and “concept bands” from popular music genres is receiving support in Brooklyn. Valerie Kuehne’s The Super Coda turns 5 years ol...

Discussion: Let’s Try That Once More, This Time In The Past: Performance & Documentation at Union Docs (NYC)

Let’s Try That Once More, This Time In The Past: Performance & Documentation Sunday, February 19th at 7:30 pm, $9 suggested donation. Johanna Linsley and Christa Holka in attendance for discussion.  Purchase Tickets (From The Organizers) As performance navigates the shifting of its institutional position – from practitioners’ self-identification as alternative/radical/revolutionary to blockbuster museum fodder – artists and academics (and artist-academics) are re-evaluating the stories performance tells about itself. The debate about performance and documentation, which for many years centered on questions of the inherent “liveness” of performance, has recently moved to issues of performance “remains” (Rebecca Schneider) and the particular histories and forms of knowledge that performa...

Discussion: Installation, Art Machines and Performance – Monday, February 28, 2011 (NYC)

FUTUREPERFECT 2011 & CPR–Center for Performance Research Present Installation, Art Machines and Performance Monday, February 28 
at 7:30pm CPR—Center for Performance Research 361 Manhattan Avenue, Unit 1, Brooklyn, New York A presentation and discussion with Barbara London (curator, MoMA), Alan Licht (musician, author of Sound Art: Beyond Music, Between Categories), and members of the Norwegian art collective Verdensteatret—Lisbeth Bodd, Asle Nilsen and Piotr Pajchel. What does the concept of performance mean today as artists increasingly fuse together traditional human centered notions of performance with the dynamics and actions of digital, material, and electromechanical processes and techniques? As the writer and artist Chris Salter reminds us: The preoccupation with performa...

Weekly digest for 2009-09-06

Thank you for the mention, George Hunka. http://bit.ly/L7kG9#criticism_20090823 # RT @Performa09: Performa in NYMag’s Fall Preview “back, bigger than ever…UNMISSABLE.” http://tinyurl.com/lnad88 # RT @performaddict: Richard Foreman play announced: Idiot Savant with Willem Dafoe @ and with Public Theatre. http://tiny.cc/NM1OF # Danspace Announces Fall 2009 – Highlights – Raimund Hoghe & Trajal Harrell http://www.danspaceproject.org/performance/upcoming.html # Full text of Richard Maxwell’s ‘People Without History’ inside Sept issue of American Theatre. http://nycplayers.org/ # We’ve updated our design colors, fonts, links. Now working on the Forum. https://contemporaryperformance.com # #followfriday @dancetechnet @ZZZLLL @scened...

13 questions we ask ourselves – Guillermo Gómez-Peña

“13 Questions We Ask Ourselves” – from Guillermo Gómez-Peña – La Pocha Nostra (LA, USA) “1. What is our new place, our role as performance artists in this new century? 2. What are future formats for performance art? 3. What do words like radical, transgressive, rebellious ;, and oppositional mean after 9/11? 4. Where are the new borders that we must cross? 5. What are the new reasons for sitting at the table together, so to speak, in a time where all progressive political projects seem to be bankrupt? 6. What binds our otherwise extremely diverse ethnic identities, aesthetics and community concerns? The search for ‘radical’ tolerance and for a new way of presenting and distributing important ideas? Or the need to find a new spirituality emerging ou...