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Featured: Performance Studies – A Selection of Recent Performative Work Developed at The Watermill Center (NYC)

Performance Studies A Selection of Recent Performative Work Developed at The Watermill Center December 10, 2009 – February 15, 2010 Watermill Brooklyn Gallery / Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation 111 Front Street, #216 Brooklyn, NY Curated by Dmitry Komis Works by: Maria José Arjona (Colombia) C. Ryder Cooley (USA) Robin Deacon (UK) GIRLMACHINE – Carlos Soto & Charles Chemin / Christian Wassmann / Luisa Gui (USA, France, Switzerland, Italy) H.E.R.D. Group (Ireland, South Korea) Implied Violence (USA) Klingon Terran Research Ensemble (Holland) Katharina D. Martin (Germany, Holland) Katherina Radeva (Bulgaria) Joshua Seidner (USA) Steven Vega (USA) The Watermill Brooklyn Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition of performance work developed at the Watermill Center dur...

Featured: American Realness Festival (NYC)

AMERICAN REALNESS A Festival of Contemporary Performance January 8-11, 2010 At a time when international perspectives of American dance hang onto Merce Cunningham and Trisha Brown, and too many American performing arts presenters are afraid of dance that traverses the heritage of lights and tights, AMERICAN REALNESS commands attention to the proliferation of choreographic practices transcending the traditions and expanding the definition of American dance and performance. REALNESS: A slang term born from the LGBT community defined by the ability of a drag queen, transgender or other LGBT person to look like or pass as the opposite gender. AMERICAN REALNESS: An expansion of REALNESS beyond gender roles into style, ways of life and art making. AMERICAN REALNESS presents and highlights the wo...

Featured: Gob Squad (Berlin & Nottingham)

[singlepic id=258 w=590  float=center] Gob Squad is a group of UK and German artists, working collectively with performance, theatre, installation and video since 1994. Based in Nottingham and Berlin the group makes and presents its work in urban sites such as offices, houses, shops, railway stations and hotels as well as in galleries and theatres. Using the language of film, TV and pop music to explore the complexities and absurdities of life today, Gob Squad’s work is a search for beauty, meaning and humanity amongst the glittering facades and dark corners of contemporary culture. Gob Squad often place home-made magic and spectacle next to the banality of everyday life, setting theatre and the “real world” on a collision course and capturing the results on video. Sometimes improvised, so...

In Performance: Jonah Bokaer’s REPLICA (NYC)

REPLICA December 17th, 7:00pm December 18th, 7:00pm New Museum 235 Bowery NYC, NY 10002 212.219.1222 www.newmuseum.org/events REPLICA, a collaborative performance piece by Daniel Arsham, Jonah Bokaer, and Judith Sanchez Ruiz, examines memory loss, pattern recognition, and perceptual faculties as they apply to the human body. The piece employs built spaces, objects, lighting, and other media to create the illusion of an expanded space through the use of video and/or still images. REPLICA creates situations onstage that could not veritably exist in physical space. This happens through the use of creative geography in video and built spaces, transporting movement to different locations that appear to be just outside the audience’s sightline. REPLICA has been commissioned by the Cultural Progr...

In Performance: BACKSANDEDBYLUTZKINOY at X Initiative (NYC)

A project of interdisciplinary artist and Emily Roydson, Ecstatic Resistanceis a project, practice, partial philosophy, set of strategies, and group exhibition(s)” beginning with a pair of ’sister shows’ here in New York at X Initiative and in Kansas City, MO at Grand Arts. According to Roydson, the project, aims to “think about all that is unthinkable and unspeakable in the Eurocentric, phallocentric world order.” (You can read Roydson’s Ecstatic Resistance essay on website.) Friday, December 11 Roydson presents Matthew Lutz-Kinoy’s BACKSANDEDBYLUTZKINOY, a video, sculpture, and dance performed for and in response to a Fred Sandback sculpture. Taking action from everyday life, with a disregard for nuance, the dance takes its movements from pantomime and everyday actions. These recognizabl...

In Performance: Netimage 10 Festival (Italy)

The tenth edition of the Netmage festival (Bologna, 21,22,23 January 2010) will present contemporary audiovisual research featuring live media, live cinema, concerts, performances, sound and visual installations in the historical castle of Palazzo Re Enzo,. The Netmage festival’s focus is on multi-media design, electronic arts and cutting-edge work and is a meeting point for video-makers, multi-media and visual artists, musicians and performers from Europe, North America and Asia. In its ongoing investigation, Netmage presents some of the latest research in live media. Netmage festival was conceived and created by Xing, a cultural network operating in Italy and abroad, with the purpose of planning, supporting and promoting products and events characterized by an interdisciplinary app...

Highlights: Coil Festival at PS122 (NYC)

COIL Festival at PS 122 A winter festival of contemporary performance featuring work of the past, present, and future. Richard Maxwell/NYC Players – Ads Upstairs at Performance Space 122 WORLD PREMIERE | THEATRE, VIDEO Co-presented with Under The Radar Festival [singlepic id=251 w=590 h= float=center] Ads marks a new departure in the work of celebrated downtown auteur Richard Maxwell. In collaboration with photographer/cinematographer Michael Schmelling and Wooster Group technical director Bozkurt Karasu, Maxwell asks whether theatre is possible without a human presence. Wed, Jan 6 at 10pm | Fri, Jan 8 at 7pm | Sun, Jan 10 at 10pm | Tues, Jan 12 at 10pm Thu, Jan 14 at 10:30pm | Fri, Jan 15 at 8pm | Sat, 16 at 10:30pm | Sun, Jan at 17 5:30pm EXTENDED at PS122 Wed, Jan 20 – Sun, ...

Announcements: Eyebeam Residencies Winter/Spring 2010

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 14, 2009 All applicants will be informed of their application status by January 29, 2010. CONTEXT: Eyebeam is the leading not-for-profit art and technology center in the USA. Our unique collaborative environment fosters fellowships and residencies, research, education, public programming and a vital web space, eyebeam.org. We are located in the heart of NYC’s Chelsea art district in a resource rich 15,000 sq.ft. space. Please see the Fellows and Projects sections of our web site for information on current and previous work developed at Eyebeam. OVERVIEW: You’ve got big ideas. You could use a little time and money, not to mention support and inspiration, to create a visionary project. Apply now for Eyebeam’s Winter/Spring 2010 Residency cycle. Resi...

Featured: Blast Theory (Brighton, England)

Blast Theory is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting. Led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, the group’s work explores interactivity and the social and political aspects of technology. It confronts a media saturated world in which popular culture rules, using performance, installation, video, mobile and online technologies to ask questions about the ideologies present in the information that envelops us. Their approach: The group makes collaborative, interdisciplinary work that is highly innovative in its process and execution. To maintain this practice require...

In Performance: Jeremy Wade’s “there is no end to more” (NYC/Berlin)

Jeremy Wade there is no end to more Thursday, December 3, 7:30 PM Friday, December 4, 7:30 PM — Post-Performance Discussion Saturday, December 5, 7:30 PM Japan Society presents the world premiere of its commission to Bessie Award- winning American choreographer Jeremy Wade. In a bold and violent juxtaposition of movement, text, animation and video of manga (Japanese comics) drawing, Wade takes a playful and cynical look at consumerism and Japanese kawaii (cute) culture- from the infantile fluff of Hello Kitty to teenage doe-eyed love portrayed in anime- exploring its ubiquitous influence on the world today. Wade, who is based in Berlin, directs there is no end to more, a solo actor/ dancer Jared Gradinger in collaboration with Brooklyn-based Japanese manga artist/ illustrator Hiroki Otsuka...

Announcements: Artist in Residency Program – The Gershwin, NYC

Artist in Residency Program – The Gershwin, NYC (from the website)We have created an Artist-in-residence program (furnished with complimentary continental breakfast) to keep the artist alive so that art may live. As we believe that art goes with heart we want our laureates to welcome in their heart a place for the other endangered species: the children. We have included a children clause in the entry form. We believe that your art will communicate its energy to the house and will affect people that will be surrounded by it. PROGRAM PRIZES There are no cash prizes for this event. All the laureates gain international exposure by being sponsored by us. Many PR efforts enable visibility and communication on the New York level as well as the international scene. Selection of the winners i...

Highlights: Under The Radar (NYC, USA)

Highlights: Under The Radar (NYC, USA) L’EFFET DE SERGE Philippe Quesne/Vivarium Studio (France) Sunday Afternoons, in his living room and for a limited audience, a character named Serge performs 1-3 minutes numbers based on special effects. Low-key humor and homespun magic always merge in Quesne’s work. CHAUTAUQUA! Created by The National Theater of the USA Inspired by the popular lecture circuits of the 19th century, Chautauqua! Weaves lectures on history, culture, capitalism with live music, slapstick, magic, dance and melodrama. Chautauqua! Features guest lecturers, performers, and surprises in a celebration of the culture we all share and the moment in which we share it. JERK Directed by Gisèle Vienne, text and dramaturgy by Dennis Cooper (France) [nggallery id=3] Performed by and cre...