Performance Art

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...