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Featured: Hilary Scullane (Houston, TX, USA)

Hilary Scullane is an interdisciplinary artist who was born and currently lives in Houston, Texas. She utilizes performance with sculpture and video to explore issues within social and personal realms. Her body is her primary tool. Using personal narrative as her starting point, she “pulls from the quotidian for material.” What initially got you involved in performance art? Having heard about performance art in art school I had never attempted, nor really considered the form and I think that’s because I didn’t know anyone else in school that was practicing it or supporting it. It was merely something you read about in some of the required reading in your art history courses or briefly heard your professors talk about in lecture. But I was definitely curious about it, maybe mostly intimidat...

In Performance: Continuum Live Art Series, AvantGarden (Houston, TX, USA) NSFW

Continuum Live Art Series will take place at AvantGarden from November 2012 to April 2013. The series will include evenings of performance events and evenings of workshops. The first workshop will be Sunday, November 5 at 8pm. The opening night of performances will be on Friday, November 30 beginning at 7:30pm. This is Continuum’s first artist residency. For the November 30 opening night event, there will be performances by Black Magic Marker, Koomah, Jonatan Lopez , Chus Martinez, Evan McCarley, Tina McPherson, Jessica Mendez, Zubi Puente, Raindawg, Hilary Scullane, Militia “Malice” Tiamat, Y.E. Torres, Unna Bettie, Julia Wallace, Jana Whatley and more. Through the Continuum Live Art Series, the group plans to continue their goal of encouraging local emerging performance artists by provid...

First Person: Karen Cytter, Show Real Drama, DiverseWorks (Houston, TX, USA)

Keren Cytter’s Show Real Drama was performed at DiverseWorks Art Space October 10 through October 13, 2012. This performance is in conjunction with Cytter’s exhibition Video Art Manual about the history and development of video art, on view in DiverseWorks’ galleries. For Show Real Drama, the actors are in the role of actors who are creating their own scenes following failed attempts at finding work as actors. Each scene is introduced with a projection of the words Show, then Real, then Drama. For this multimedia performance, the actors and the audience are present in the now, with the performers acting out the drama of their relationship while at times even describing audience members. A video projection of their previous interactions and “drama” adds a time-based element and reveals more...

In Performance: City Council Meeting, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, DiverseWorks (Houston, TX, USA)

City Council Meeting is a participatory theater event taking place at three different venues in Houston, Texas from November 1-3, 2013. The November 1 event will take place at Palm Center, 2nd floor courtroom, 5300 Griggs Road at 7:30pm. The November 2 event will take place at Project Row Houses’ Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin St. at 7:30pm. The November 3 event will take place at DiverseWorks, 4102 Fannin St. at 7:30pm. Admission to all events is free. The performance is co-presented by DiverseWorks and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts where the event was developed during the 2012 research residency of Aaron Landsman. City Council Meeting will combine local participants which have selected various roles with transcripts from several cities’ government meetings along with orig...