Robert Appleton

First Person: Igvonne (Houston, TX, USA)

Igvonne is a site-specific work of architecture and performance which is on view in a window at 110 Milam Street, as a part of Blaffer Art Museum’s Window into Houston project. Linda Post and Robert Appleton have created a scene of Houston as a stand-in for Berlin in the 1970’s. According to Blaffer’s press: “During these years (1976-77) American musician Iggy Pop and American artist and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer happened to be living in Berlin at the same pivotal time, when Pop was making albums with David Bowie and Rainer was on an academic exchange grant.” Similarly, the Post and Appleton collaborate with another space and time through video, sound and performance. A live performance of dancers interacting near the site took place the night of the opening and remains on view in the street...

In Performance: The Etiquette of Death June 14 – July 1, 2012 (NYC)

The Etiquette of Death June 14 – July 1, 2012 A Chris Tanner Production Directed by Everett Quinton, Choreographed by Julie Atlas Muz, Death is a messy and terrifying horror. Or, it can be a quiet, unapologetic thief in the night. When you explore the artifice and manners that surround this unruly journey – the etiquette of death — the outcome can be absurd, paradoxical, wrenching, and at times, hilarious. The Performance is a collage of scenes, songs, poetry, music and dance that explores the “Etiquette of Death”. Contributing texts and compositions by: Penny Arcade, Lance Cruce, Angela DiCarlo, Jeremy X. Halpern,John Jesurun, Beena Kamlani, Taylor Mac, Stephen McCauley, Martha Girdler, Stephen Lott, Agosto Machado, Edgar Oliver, Brandon Olson, Greta Jane Pedersen, Everett Quinton, Jon Ri...