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Announcement: Jack Smith: Cologne, 1974 at Exile Ausstellungsraum (Berlin, Germany)

Jack Smith: Cologne, 1974 Exile Ausstellungsraum Alexandrinenstr 4 October 10 – November 1, 2009 [singlepic id=193 w= h= float=left]The exhibition Jack Smith: Cologne, 1974 brings together photographs by Gwenn Thomas and a film by Birgit Hein, both documenting a performance by Jack Smith in the Cologne Zoo as part of Projekt 74 organized by Kunsthalle Köln. Jack Smith (1932-1989), while often under-recognized, is clearly one of the most influential artists of American postwar Art. He was arguably the inventor of an aesthetics which came to be known as ‘camp’ and ‘trash’, using no-budget means of production to create a visual cosmos heavily influenced by popular film and kitsch culture. Without Smith it is hard to imagine independent cinema, experimental theate...

In Performance: Creature Feature #3 (Berlin, Germany)

Creature Feature #3 Tuesday October 6th @ 21:00 Basso Berlin [singlepic id=192 w= h= float=left]Creature Feature; a queer performance series presenting works in progress, improvisations, videos, lectures and group actions in the intimate and informal setting of the Basso. We propose that performing otherness is a threshold towards repositioning our habitual understanding of queer ideals. Creature Feature will work to create an intimate space for performing dispossession, rapture, monstrosity, flamboyance, glitter, hysteria and general ecstatic irrationality. . . . . . . Performing: Creature Feature Group Warm Up – Jeremy Wade and Brendan Dougherty – Improvisation Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot – excerpts from “What they are instead of” Gavin Russom –...

Featured: John Jesurun (NYC, USA)

John Jesurun is writer, director and multi-media artist, based in a New York, USA. His work Chang in a Void Moon is a live serial running since 1983, originally at the Pyramid Club in the East Village, and now less frequently at venues worldwide. He was born 1951 in Battle Creek, Michigan. [singlepic id=186 w=590 h= float=] Jesurun received his B.F.A. from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1972 and his M.F.A. in Sculpture from Yale University in 1974. From 1976 ro 1979 Jesurun was a television content analyst for CBS. From 1979 to 1982 he was assistant producer of the Dick Cavett Show. In 1982 he began his theatrical career at the Pyramid Club on the Lower East Side with his serial play Chang in a Void Moon. Since 1984 he has written, directed and designed over 25 pieces. [singlepic id=18...

Digest: News for the week of September 28-October 4, 2009

Digest: News for the week of September 28-October 4, 2009 Books: Digital Performance – A History of New Media in Theater, Dance, Performance Art, and Installation October 3rd, 2009 [singlepic id=185 w= h= float=] . . Featured: Reza Abdoh (1963-1995) October 2nd, 2009 [singlepic id=183 w= h= float=] . . Highlights: On The Boards (Seattle, Washington) October 1st, 2009 [singlepic id=177 w= h= float=] . . Featured: Lindy Annis (Berlin, Germany) September 30th, 2009 . . Play With Fire: Festival of Video Art, Performance and Design (NYC) September 29th, 2009 [singlepic id=184 w= h= float=] . . Featured: Ash Bulayev (Athens, Greece) September 28th, 2009 [singlepic id=176 w= h= float=]

Highlights: On The Boards (Seattle, Washington)

On The Boards (Seattle, Washington) On the Boards is a non-profit contemporary performing arts organization located in the lower Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. Founded by artists in 1978, their programming supports the development of artists and companies who are creating ground-breaking new work that would otherwise not be seen in Seattle. We were among the first organizations in the country to present and premiere breakthrough performances by visionary, internationally recognized artists such as Laurie Anderson, Bill T. Jones, Spalding Gray, The Wooster Group, dumb type, Needcompany, Sankai Juku, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and many others. Similarly, we have supported some of the first performances by talented regional artists like 33 Fainting Spells, Sarah Rudinoff, Maureen Whiting...

Featured: Lindy Annis (Berlin, Germany)

Lindy Annis Lindy Annis was born in Boston, U.S.A. She studied acting and theater at New York University (Experimental Theatre Wing): Bachelor of Arts/Drama. She moved to Berlin, Germany where she works as performance artist, theater author and other related roles. She has worked with such people as Tim Miller, The Wooster Group, Yoshiko Chuma & the School of Hard Knocks, Anne Bogart, Detektor, Xavier Le Roy, Antonia Baehr, Dr. Motte, Kurt Palm, Frieder Butzmann, Marie Goyette, Hans Peter Kuhn, Nicholas Bussmann, and others. Since January 2009 she sits on the board of the Milchhof Artist’s Working Collective. Performance Works: Warburgs Memo – 2008 My Ulysses – 2007 Nom d’une Pipe – 2006/2007 Lady Hamiltons Attitudes – 2004 SHORTS – 2002 An American Traged...

Play With Fire: Festival of Video Art, Performance and Design (NYC)

Play With Fire Festival of Video Art, Performance and Design This festival brings together video artists, performers and designers who progress their field by finding new applications for video! Play with Fire is a platform for discussing the common set-backs and advantages of working with video while celebrating its forms by hosting a series of performances and a competition of live video editing. Also, learn a new tool for live video manipulation during a demonstration and workshop in Modul8, a software used across disciplines. Date: November 14-21, 2009 Location: Panel Discussions, Workshops and Artist Demonstrations Harvestworks 596 Broadway #602 NY NY 10012 phone 212.431.1130 Live Video Performance: TBD Call for Submissions: All Submissions: playwithfirefestival@gmail.com Deadline: Oc...

Featured: Ash Bulayev (Athens, Greece)

Ash Bulayev [singlepic id=176 w= h= float=]Ash Bulayev is an independent director/choreographer and media artist, and is a co-Artistic Director of amorphy.org (www.amorphy.org) in collaboration with choreographer Tzeni Argyriou. He has lived in New York City from 1991-2003, where he has created multiple original productions ranging from site-specific/multi-location work, interactive installations to dance/theater projects which where presented in U.S.A., Spain, Germany, Egypt, Portugal, Bulgaria, Holland, and Greece. From 2003 until 2009 he worked and lived in Greece, where with amorphy.org he has presented: ʻAlphaOmegaʼ (2008) – Athens (Greece); ʻSee You in Walhalla” (2006/7) – Athens, Amsterdam, Sofia and Athens Festival; ʻInvisible Cities 1.0ʼ (2005) – 12th Naples Biennale (Italy), Thea...

Digest: News for the week of September 21-27, 2009

Books: Staging the Screen – The Use of Film and Video in Theatre September 26th, 2009 [singlepic id=172 w= h= float=]In Performance: Saburo Teshigawara’s Glass Tooth (Tokyo, Japan) September 25th, 2009 [singlepic id=174 w= h= float=]Featured: Bert Neumann, “Imitation of Life” September 23rd, 2009 [singlepic id=175 w= h= float=]Highlights: Prelude09 (NYC) September 22nd, 2009 [singlepic id=167 w= h= float=]Emerging: Joshua Seidner’s POWDERBURN (NYC) September 21st, 2009

In Performance: Saburo Teshigawara’s Glass Tooth (Tokyo, Japan)

Saburo Teshigawara’s Glass Tooth Pieces of glass reflect the fragment of time. Bodies confront, waver in unquantifiable contradictions amplify and explore the unknown aesthetics. Accompanied by prominent KARAS dancers, Saburo Teshigawara performs on a massive square made of countless broken glass pieces. Premiered in Tokyo, on 15th, 16th, 17th December 2006. Currently on tour. [singlepic id=172 w= h= float=] Credits: Duration: 70 min. (with intermission) Production: KARAS (Tokyo) Co-production: The New National Theatre (Tokyo) Choreography, Set design, Lighting Design, Costume: Saburo Teshigawara Artistic collaboration: Kei Miyata Choreography assistant: Rihoko Sato On Tour Romaeuropa Festival Auditorium Conciliazione / Rome, Italy 2nd October, 2009 www.romaeuropa.net [singlepic id=1...

Highlights: Happy New Ears New Music and Sound Art Festival (Kortrijk, Belgium)

Happy New Ears New Music and Sound Art Festival. Over a period of fourteen years Happy New Ears evolved from a festival at the former Limelight arts centre to an independent and internationally renowned festival for new music and sound art. In October 2008 The Wire wrote: «Kortrijk’s Happy New Ears festival is establishing a reputation for itself as one of Europe’s premier sound art festival». Happy New Ears – Thirteen carefully selected artist taking you on a journey in the wondrous world of new music! <<Listings in French>> . “Stimuline” performance d’art sonore – Lynn Pook & Julien Clauss (FRA) Dans le passé, nous avons déjà accueilli Lynn Pook avec « A fleur de peau », un projet ou elle vous installait des petites enceintes sur les bras et les ja...

Highlights: Prelude09 (NYC)

Prelude 09 Presented by the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY, the sixth-annual Prelude Festival celebrates the explorers and visionaries of NYC’s theatre and performance scene. Below are some highlights of the 3 day festival. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dan Safer / Witness Relocation The Panic Show Thursday, October 1 4-4.30pm | Elebash Hall The Panic Show dives into Panic. Panic attacks, mass hysteria, the stress of being late to the airport, trying to “get a hold of yourself”, fight or flight, and self help and relaxations techniques, as well as material inspired by “Panic Room”, that mess of a film starring Jodie Foster. It is a wild ride with dances, dark confessions, ...