Posts Tagged ‘Performance’

YOGAFLOGOGO at Southern Exposure

Sylvie Nelson as The Outer Limit of Your Body, YOGAFLOGOGO; live performance at Southern Exposure, February 21, 2015. Courtesy of the Artist and Southern Exposure. Photo: Matt Shapiro.

Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short-format responses to an exhibition or event. If you are interested in submitting a Shotgun Review, please click this link for more information. In this Shotgun Review, Shelley Carr reviews YOGAFLOGOGO at Southern Exposure in San Francisco, California.  Neon colored tape, fanny packs and leotards, animated speaking hairballs, and videos of aerobic booty shaking—there[…..]

Endurance Tests: If I, Brontez Purnell

Brontez Purnell. Still from performance at KUNST-STOFF. Oct 10th, 2015. Photo by Robbie Sweeny.

Today, from our partners at Art Practical, we bring you an essay on the work of artist Brontez Purnell. Author Anna Martine Whitehead raises excellent questions about race, audience, and the nature of performance: “Will his art be taken on its own terms or viewed as a solution by program organizers and curators to the problem of how to present black creatives without investing in black life?” This[…..]

The New Endurance of Linda Mary Montano, Part 1

Linda Mary Montano with Tehching Hsieh. Art/Life: One Year Performance 1983–1984 (Rope Piece), 1983-1984 (still); performance documentation. Courtesy of the Artist.

Today, from our partner site Art Practical, we bring you an excerpt of Patricia Maloney‘s conversation with artist Linda Montano, who says, “I am most authentic when I am performing. I am really 100 percent there. I can’t say that about any other aspect of my life.” This interview was originally published on January 19, 2015. Linda Mary Montano, born in 1942, is a seminal figure[…..]

Fan Mail: Ben Bigelow

Ben Bigelow. Screen Shot 2014-02-23 at 5.12, 2014; Polaroid instant film; 4 x 4 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Two sets of blinds layered over each other—one horizontal, one vertical, both a brilliant clean white—open and close slowly with nearly imperceptible movement. Like a dancer spinning in an endlessly repeating circle with no clear beginning or end, they move without purpose. When fully open, they form a matrix-like grid of perfect, uniform squares with an infinite series of colors glowing beneath, shifting, chemical, and[…..]

But What You Want Is Far Away at the Oakland Museum of California

Phoebe Osborne. God Sees Everything, November 7, 2014 (performance still); Courtesy of the Artist and the Oakland Museum of California. Photo: Charlie Villyard.

In God Sees Everything, directed and choreographed by Phoebe Osborne, a complex weave of everything Californian coalesces.

LA Department of Cultural Affairs Arts Development Fee Temporary Intervention!

Machine Project Still from LA Department of Cultural Affairs Arts Development Fee Temporary Intervention!

Today we bring you Machine Project’s video documentation of LA Department of Cultural Affairs Arts Development Fee Temporary Intervention!, a day-long series of performances conducted on or near the sidewalk in front of 11750 W. Olympic Boulevard in West Los Angeles. Machine Project describes the lineup as including, “synchronized group walking, improvised music, turkey blessings, professional sign twirlers, dance, experimental burden carrying, and non-traditional use of[…..]

The State in Which You Find Yourself: Mamela Nyamza and Meryem Jazouli

(Left) Mamela Nyemza leading a workshop at the 2014 TBA Festival. Image: Courtesy of TBA Festival. (Right) Meryem Jazouli. Photo: Agnes Mellon.

Today from our partners at Art Practical, we bring you an excerpt from a conversation between artists Anna Martine Whitehead, Mamela Nyamza, and Meryem Jazouli. At the end of an interview that spans geography, race, performance, and limited resources, Jazouli notes, “If you are an artist [here], it’s as though you are different than everyone. But an artist should be talking about the world and what’s happening in the world[…..]