Performance Art

Opportunities: Open Call – Franklin Furnace Fund 2018-19 (New York) Deadline – 04/01/2018

Open Call – Franklin Furnace Fund 2018-19 ((New York)) 2018 Deadline: 04/01/2018 Online Application: http://franklinfurnace.org/artists/franklin_furnace_fund/ff_application.php Fee to Apply: FREE Description Of Opportunity: The Franklin Furnace Fund awards grants annually to emerging artists to enable them to produce major performance art works in New York. Grants range between $2,000 and $10,000 based on the peer review panel allocation of funding received by Franklin Furnace. Franklin Furnace has no curator; each year a new panel of artists reviews all proposals. They believe this peer panel system allows all kinds of artists from all over the world an equal shot at presenting their work. Every year the panel changes, as do the definitions of “emerging artist” and “perf...

Opportunities: Inverse Performance Art Festival (Fayetteville, Arkansas) Deadline – 01/24/2018

Inverse Performance Art Festival (Fayetteville, Arkansas) April 12-15, 2018 Deadline: 01/24/2018 Online Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf5l0QeFNNfIXvB8yvcHofpKG0X1KANm9uoCcujqSTfhrKIbA/viewform Fee to Apply: $0 Description Of Opportunity: Inverse Performance Art Festival strives to foster local dialogue about performance art on an international scale and build a community of performance artists and supporters. Organized by Cynthia Post Hunt of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Emma Saperstein of San Luis Obispo, California, the festival presents new work and engages local, national, and international communities. Inverse facilitates various forms of engagement: for the space, the artist and the viewer. Inverse provides opportunities for performance work to be cultivated ou...

Performance Cabaret: In Conversation with Erin Markey

Erin Markey makes music, shows and videos. She has shown work at Under the Radar Festival, A.R.T., New Museum, PS 122, New York City Comedy Festival, Ars Nova, Lincoln Center Director's Lab, UCBeast, Bard Spiegeltent, Tasmania's Festival of Voices, San Francisco Film Society and frequently at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater. She is the recipient of a Franklin Furnace Grant, a NYFA Cutting Edge Artist Award, an Eliot Norton Award for Outstanding Performance and is frequently recognized by Time Out New York as a Top Ten Cabaret Artist. She was listed in Artforum's Top Ten Best Music of 2016. Her musical, A Ride On The Irish Cream, co-composed with Emily Bate and Kenny Mellman, premiered at Abrons Arts Center in January 2016 and was co-presented by Abrons and American Realness Festival. Iri...

Dimanche Rouge Presents Agnes Nedregard in Argentina – 23/05-02/06/2014

****VER VERSION EN ESPANOL ABAJO PROGRAM May 23rd- 10am- 3pm, Workshop / 9pm Performances, Buenos Aires Venue: Espacio UTAKI. Address: Garibaldi 1675, La Boca www.espacioutaki.wix.com/espacio-utaki May 27th- 8pm, Workshop and Presentation at Workshop Series Hacer y Pensar el Arte de Performance hosted by Soledad Sánchez Goldar, Córdoba Venue: DocumentA/Escénicas. Address: Lima 364 www.documentaescenicas.org.ar www.cicloaunsintitulo.blogspot.com.ar May 29th- 7-9pm, Performance at Aún Sin Título Performance Series, Córdoba Venue: DocumentA/Escénicas. Address: Lima 364 www.documentaescenicas.org.ar www.cicloaunsintitulo.blogspot.com.ar May 31st- Starting at 9pm, Performances by Agnes Nedregard and Opie Boero Imwinkelried, Buenos Aires Event Open field / campo abiertO – Laboratorio de ac...

First Person: Agnes Nedregard

She crouches down covering her eyes with her hands; stands up, takes off her boots, and removes her characteristic, thick glasses. It is difficult to tell whether she is aggressive or sensual. She looks, in any case, like she is spotting her prey. With limited vision but harnessing all her other senses, Agnes Nedregard approaches a member of the public and gets very close. She holds her hand and then, tenderly, caresses her right cheek. She walks slowly toward a man, sits on his lap and then embraces him. She moves to another and leads him to the other end of the room; stops, and abruptly bumps into his shoulder. She then stands behind a third man and covers his eyes with her hands. For almost half an hour, Nedregard approaches about thirty members of the public, weaving different interact...

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: SOAK festival — a deluge of acts and training in butoh, dance, and performance art

SOAK is a festival presenting a deluge of acts and workshops in theater, butoh, dance, and performance art every spring over four weeks in May and June. SOAK is molded by LEIMAY at their Brooklyn home CAVE, as well as at some off-site venues. SOAK broadens the perceptions of our artists and audiences with work that is experimental, rigorous, and thought-provoking. The festival showcases finished and in-progress work by international, local and resident artists and blends them together in a concoction that inspires audiences, fuels the artists, and stimulates the community surrounding LEIMAY’s activities. SOAK features workshops and performances by international butoh dancers Yuko Kaseki and Moeno Wakamatsu, performances by Maximilian Balduzzi, Ben Spatz, Sabrina Lastman, Samita Sinha, LE...

Featured: Robert Wilson/Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach Exhibition (NYC)

Reuniting the score and designs from Philip Glass and Robert Wilson's Einstein on the Beach, this exhibition focuses on the opera's premiere performances in 1976.

Member Spotlight: VestAndPage (Florence/Berlin)

VestAndPage (Florence/Berlin) Verena Stenke and Andrea Pagnes have been working together since 2006 as VestAndPage in contemporary performance and video art. Their art practice explores the limits of communication as well as the boarders of private and social spheres, fragility, transformation, impermanence and memory activation.VestAndPage are present in galleries, museums, biennials, theatres and festivals in Europe, Asia, the United States and South America. They give lectures on their research and practical workshops on performance art. They are initiators and curators of the current ‘FRAGILE – global performance chain journey’, a global art initiative with over 750 artists from 62 countries working together to make travel one fragile object one time around the globe. 1. Can you ...

In Performance: Kate Watson-Wallace’s Auto (Philadelphia, PA)

Kate Watson-Wallace/anonymous bodies Auto April 28 – May 1, 2001 Tickets East Falls Center Parking Garage 3300 Henry Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19129. AUTO is a movement installation that takes place in and around a moving vehicle. Using the landscape of a parking garage, audience members move and are moved through a series of performance vignettes that inhabit the at once private and public space that is a car. AUTO investigates the body of performer/driver, the body of witness/passenger, and the body of the car itself. AUTO explores how we communicate when we are encased in a small piece of metal that can speed, stop, lock us in, blow us up, or crash at any moment. AUTO is a performance that takes place inside a parking garage. Audience members will be asked to walk throughout the gar...

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...