Books

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...

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=]

Books: The Theatre of Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio

The Theatre of Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio chronicles four years in the life of an extraordinary Italian theatre company whose work is widely recognized as some of the most exciting theatre currently being made in Europe. In the first English-language book to document their work, company founders, Claudia Castellucci, Romeo Castellucci and Chiara Guidi, discuss their approach to theatre-making with Joe Kelleher and Nicholas Ridout. At the centre of the book is a detailed exploration of the company’s eleven episode cycle of tragic theatre, Tragedia Endogonida (2002–2004,) including: production notes and extensive correspondence giving insights into the creative process essays by and conversations with company members alongside critical responses by their two co-authors seventy-two ...