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Member Spotlight: David Commander (Brooklyn, NY, US)

1. Can you tell us a little about your work, your history and your performative concerns. My work is an attempt to give form to an unutterable force that spills past the boundaries of thought into a dark, confusing place without expression. The drive behind this compulsion usually deals with concepts like ‘us and them’ and the idea of living a life that is ultimately meaningless. In the last 10 years, I have primarily worked with Big Art Group in NYC along with doing two of my own shows (PIGGY 1.5 and The Machine World Gospel) at the New York City and Philadelphia Fringe Festivals a few years ago. I am always concerned with communicating the general idea behind a piece clearly yet with a soft focus, like trying to pierce the entire target and not just the bulls eye. I also try to remain po...

Contemporary Performance TXTS Call for Proposals (Deadline Midnight EST March 4, 2011)

Call for proposals to be included in the network’s first publication titled Contemporary Performance TXTS. This will be a network produced book about how we as contemporary performance makers prepare, road map, document, and archive our work. In essence, what does the contemporary script look like? The book will have bios, interviews and examples of performance creators and their performance TXTS. To propose your work, please log in to the network and post a blog. Instructions Below. 1. Make a blog post and title it “Contemporary Performance TXTS – Your Name” 2. Write a very brief introduction to you and your work (i.e. where are you from, what kind of media do you work in, what are some of your performative concerns) 3. What are some of the mediums you use to prepa...