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Performancy Forum: Intra-Activities + Para-Normalities

Saturday, January 20th 2018

8pm***pay-what-you-can-for-the-artists***

***intra-activities materialize quantum singularities****phenomena emerge from para-normative wor(l)dings***zero-gravity***sonic barriers broken***project(ive) transport***these words mean: meaning = matter(s)******an evening of POETRY, MOVEMENT, INTERDISCIPLINARY PERFORMANCE, PERFORMANCE ART******

*** RAY FERREIRA ***
*** JEAN CARLA RODEA w/ GAVIN TAO ***
*** MOH GROUT ***
*** IV CASTELLANOS AND AMANDA HUNT ***

*****INFO*****

RAY FERREIRA

w h e n a m i blaqlatinx from occupied Lenape lands called New York, NY: the illegitimate EEUU. An o the r Corona, Queens<a spacetimemattering<a materialdiscusive (dis)/continuity: [the Caribbean, the Greater Antilles, Hispañola, the Dominican Republic —> Corona, Queens] : history.
ray ferreira w h e n a m i a performer of sorts aka multidisciplinary artist aka polymath. She stays playin: the dance between materiality<->language through her body w h e n a m i where histories are made and remade. She plays with iridescence, text, rhythms (aka systems), to cruise a quantum poetics. Englishes, Spanishes, and other body languages spiral, dance, and twirl to create a banj criticality: that turnup w/the grls; that swerve past white cishet patriarchy. wh e n ami
http://rayferreira.net/

MOH GROUT

JEAN CARLA RODEA w/ GAVIN TAO
Jean Carla Rodea is an artist from Mexico City, based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work deals with spaces and instances where socio-political and cultural constructs are rendered visible through performative movement, sound, and image. By using an interdisciplinary research-based approach, she is invested in understanding how time is insistently constructed through memory and how these memories whether embodied or recorded in spaces are documented and re/constructed. Rodea is especially interested in how these processes have the possibility to become agents to make space for fictional dimensions that can disrupt and subvert.
http://www.jeancarlarodea.com/

Gavin Tao is an interdisciplinary New Media artist from the U.K. His practice is built upon queering the space with objects, avatars, and his own body. In doing so, he disrupts the spatial status quo, introducing images that magnify queer visual discourse.
Performance and technology intervenes his video work, creating a dislocated sense of time and place.

IV CASTELLANOS AND AMANDA HUNT
Amanda Hunt is a performing artist who is is currently thinking about the life hood of materials as they intercept/are intercepted by the/my body, and what it means to obsessively choreograph movements my body does everyday.

IV Castellanos is a sculptor and abstract performance artist. Labor: the adjustments the body is required to make in order for a functional action while working is an influence on how Castellanos moves through the construction of performance. They collaborate with Amanda Hunt and are both current Chez Bushwick AIRs, shared a residency at Gibney Dance, have performed at Grace Exhibition Space, Dixon Place, Danspace for Movement Research 2017 in collaboration with the Feminist Art Group and the Wild Project.

********PERFORMANCY FORUM is a platform for materialytic presence(s) organized since 2009 by Esther Neff****www.performancyforum.net******

Performancy Forum: Biomass/Microbiomes

IV Castellanos "Sad Superman" — with Lorene Bouboushian, Geraldo Mercado, Elizabeth Lamb, Yana Evans and EstheR Neff.
Saturday, March 11th 2017

FIRST PERFORMANCY FORUM OF 2017!!!!!!

LIBRARY!!!!! (https://newyorkcitylibrarycard.bandcamp.com/)
ARANTXA ARAUJO!!!!! (http://www.arantxaaraujotoca.com/)
SHAWN ESCARCIGA!!!!! (visibility and obedience in the fascist state)
IV CASTELLANOS!!!!! (http://www.ivycastellanos.com/) w/ Thea Little, Amanda Hunt and Esther Neff
POLINA RIABOVA!!!!! (honey, roses, shower curtain)
JON KONKOL!!!!! (http://www.jonkonkol.com/)

pay-what-you-can cover

MUTATION AND MUTINY, (DIS)ORDER, OBJECTIONS AND OBEDIENCES, OUR CHAOS RESONATES, AM I SMALL OR AM I LARGE? OUR BODILIES ARE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIAL, WE BREATHE EACHOTHER'S BIOMES, WE ARE BIOMASS(IVE)

PERFORMANCY FORUM is a critical platform for live art of the undercommons (www.performancyforum.net)

Post-Dance Symposium

lo bil: https://youtu.be/FlZMij9igTs "Another Way to Organize the Archive"  Still from video documentation by Adriana Disman from the end of "The Clearing" an 11-hour performance installation that took place on November 1, 2014 as part of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art. — with Lo Bil.
Thursday, November 17th 2016 to Sunday, November 20th 2016

POST-DANCE SYMPOSIUM, NYC 2016
November 17-20

Conceiving of bodilies both individuated and social as theoretical and practical resources, we collectively and individually approach ways in which culture be (re)claimed, (re)made, (re)formed, and (re)paired by humyns.

DEADLINE FOR PAPERS/SCORES/TEXTS (for simultaneous online publication: November 15, response texts/papers/scores, November 30)

***SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE: ALL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***

THURSDAY, NOV 17: DEPART

7pm-11pm: Performances by Mariana Valencia, Zavé Martohardjono, Ni’Ja Whitson, Shawn Escarciga
Matters: appropriation/sampling/mash-up/remix/etc: de-identification, ritual, rights/rites, cultural tradition + queer futurism
Problems: To whom, to what, and how does this body belong? How do we depart without detaching? How are we located in time and timing locating? How are we contextually situated and situating contexts? How are we culturally “framed” and framing “our own culture?”

FRIDAY, NOV 18: DECAY

6pm: warm-ups and public improvisation session
8pm-11pm: Performances by Lorene Bouboushian, Alex Romania, Kaia Gilje, QUEEFCORE
Matters: disgust/abject/substances and mess/emotional expression, hardcore existentialism and disciplinary decay, aesthetics, play, and practical methods for anti-dance-y dance
Problems: What becomes between improvisation and proposition? How do we communicate without using dominant codes and languages? How are we concrete and abstract, affected and affecting, able and unable?

SATURDAY, NOV 19: DESIRE/DESIGN

3pm-7pm: DESIRE
Matters: academia, institutions, and "success," alter-systems, space and species, mutualism, money and madness, desire and survival, de-materializing realities and re-modeling economies of attention
Problems: What are the pros and cons of capitulation, participation, and subjection? How are we navigating our motivations and emotions? How do we interface with and de-face power paradigms and hegemonic orders for value and survival?

3pm: panel discussion with Rebecca Ferrell, Jumatatu Poe, Andre Lepecki, Clarinda Mac Low, artists from the other days. 

7pm: warm-ups and physical shake-outs

8pm-11pm: DESIGN
Performances/Presentations by: Jessica Pretty, Charlie Maybee, Rebecca Ferrell, lo bil, Alexander D'Augostino and Noelle Tolbert
Matters: “choreography” and choreographed/choreographing bodilies, stagings and social arrangements, spectators/witnesses/audiences vs. participants vs. makers (role-playing), vessels, vehicles, and events
Problems: For whom do we make “dance” as such and why? What are the ethics of participatory modes? How do we make decisions and dare to anticipate, practice, and enforce con-sequences?

SUNDAY, NOV 20: DEMAND

4pm: Post-dance: A Primer 
Presented by: Lindsey Drury and No Collective (You Nakai, et al.)
Matters: “post-dance”
Problems: Is the term “post” a mere prefix to indicate we are over it? What is this “it” we are supposed to be over with? If we are over dance, why do we still cling to that old name? Wouldn’t “post-it” be a better name? And even if we stick to dance, can’t we do better than resorting yet again to the facile formula of [dance + x (e.g. performance art, discourse, theory, etc)] or [dance - x (e.g. choreography, dancer, etc)]? Do we even know what we seek to leave behind? What is a body? What is movement? What if “post” was a verb or a noun? Where do we go from here, where have we been, and who is this “we” that we all talk about? 

5pm: Presentation by yon Tande

7pm-11pm: Performances and presentations by Ilona Bito, LJ Leach, Brandon Fisette, yon Tande, Amanda Hunt
Matters: objectlessness/deontology, spectacle vs. situation, mindbody, theory and authority, anthrocenticity, and auto-ethnography
Problems: How are the affects and consequences of our movements? Who are we in time and context and how do our practices create, demand, and inform change? What are the demands of this demonstration, this public assembly, this strike against daily ongoing performativity?

Organized by Leili Huzaibah, Esther Neff, Rebecca Ferrell, Lindsey Drury, and participants.

Sudden and Indeterminate Intimacies: Is This a Public or a Private Site?

Sunday, July 31st 2016

Inside PPL and outside on the street/under the scaffolding, a pop-up performance art night with:

Alejandra Solano visiting NYC for the first time from Bogota, Colombia + local artists:
J. Soto
Amanda Hunt
IV Castellanos
LJ Leach

open at 6pm performances begin at 7pm

CAKE: pop-up show and Tsedaye Makonnen's birthday party

Sunday, May 22nd 2016

SOCIAL LIFE AND ART COMMUNITY ARE ONE AND THE SAME. THIS IS A BIRTHDAY PARTY.
THERE WILL ALSO BE POP-UP PERFORMANCES BY:

Tsedaye Makonnen (the birthday hat-wearer!)
Helina Metaferia
Ivy Castellanos
Amanda Hunt
Jodie Lyn Kee Chow
Geraldo Mercado
Zhenesse Heinemann

AND CAKE

PERFORMANCY FORUM: SELF-CONSTRUCTION

Thursday, April 14th 2016

PERFORMANCES BY:

Zavé Martohardjono
LJ Leach
Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste
Amanda Hunt
Hector Canonge

An evening of performance art projects by five artists dealing with intersections between their own bodies and bodies politic: forms of collective demonstration and teach-in, semiotic presentations of identity and imagery, physical manifestations of constructive acts, and body-based experiments debate the "fabrication" and "construction" of social and private selves, ultimately negotiating "constructivity" as a paradigm proposing intentional ability to situate and design realities.

http://www.performancyforum.net/

Device controlled: NIA NOTTAGE//FRANCES YEOLAND

Thursday, April 7th 2016 to Sunday, April 10th 2016

Device controlled. A collaboration between two artists (Nia Nottage and Frances Yeoland).

THURSDAY, APRIL 7: Opening, 8pm
FRIDAY, APRIL 8: Activations of the installation, 8pm: Geraldo Mercado, Ivy Castellanos, Amanda Hunt, Kaia Gilje
SATURDAY, APRIL 9: Activations of the installation, 8pm: Thea Little, David Ian Griess, Ayana Evans
SUNDAY, APRIL 10: Video/Film, 6pm

A constructed platform for experiencing physical sensation that is foreign to everyday physical perception. Hold/release, hold/ release, hold/ release; an apparatus for tension control.

NIA NOTTAGE
Performance artist | Detroit
nianottage.com
Romance lives in the gap between reality and the dream world.
You don’t have to be miserable to be deep, relationships with objects teach us a lot about ourselves, libido is only demonized b/c it’s a powerful tool for haptic touch that can inform corporeal understanding and cause alternate perceptions of happiness. Nia Nottage is a performance artist.

FRANCES YEOLAND
Visual artist | Sydney
francesyeoland.com
Human attempt at understanding is about ownership, and labeling is a symptom of this failure. This work is a composition of material that asks for meaning from the viewer based on its appearance of logic and rationality. It's is an absurd puzzle of familiar, tactile and industrial materiality. It is a system of symbols taken out of context, reframing our perception of value and meaning.

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