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Vehicle Relocation Program

Friday, January 6th 2017

Friday, 1/6, 8p: individual performances at Panoply Performance Laboratory in Brooklyn.
Saturday, 1/7, 8p: collaborative performances (by car) at Palanzos Beer in Pittsburgh.
Sunday 1/8, 6p: Join us at 6p for an open discussion on the politics of touring in a post-fossil fuel/post-trump America. 8p: Individual performances at Palanzos Beer in Pittsburgh. 

Ten artists, five per car. Small bundles of supplies and some instruments. What did you forget to bring that you can retrieve where you are now? Vehicles, metaphors, motives, motion, bodies inside bodies. How long does the trip take when you're hungry? Taco Bell or Pizza Hut? From where to where? How long does the trip take? Until, I mean, wait, how long does the trip take when you swallow until you can't? Have you been here before? Have you gone the distance? This is the middle of the road. This is the lane. Try not to break down in the tunnel. Bridge between something and something. This is my house. No spitting in the car. 

A 3 day performance event between brooklyn, pittsburgh, and many a flying J and rest area en route, featuring:

Jill Flanagan (Forced into Femininity) : Isn’t it just like a woman to be mischevious, impetuos and impulsive, to want the freedom to what she likes? And isn’t it like a woman to be mysterious, impenetrable, to have depths in which we plunge in vain in search of some lost part of ourselves? Jill Flanagan thinks so, and she’s here to spread her twisted hysterical ideology with a little soft shoe routine and some jazz standards.

Valerie Kuehne : accross the country, dopamine filling stations are popping up like deerticks. Watch your childhood melt in front of your eyes and change your perception in the warmth of a truck stop bathroom. There is no way to prepare yourself for what is happening right now.

Brian McCorkle is the co-director of Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) with Esther Neff. Originally from Detroit, McCorkle is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, digitial artist, and maker of damn fine broths and sauces. His solo work has involved aluminum foil, vasaline, analog devices, and bird cages. He is the proud parent and primary mechanic of one of this project's vehicles.

David Ian Bellows/Griess is a sculptor, video maker, sporadic disseminator, retired performance art/shadowy denizen.

Esther Neff is the co-director of Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) with Brian McCorkle. She likes tubes and theory and clay. She hails from a celery bog and often accidentally breaks the small bones of her extremeties while performing some inquiries into natures for natures which appear temporarily like mold on the walls of the shower.,

Kaia Gilje is a defender of the most vulnerable patterns, roughly handling and tenderly padding when futures abruptly end in a growl. She has made nests, looms, arrangements, decisions, and actions in many different locations. 

Adriana Disman is a performance art maker, thinker, and curator based in Toronto and Montreal.

Ali Asgar is a visual and performance artist from Bangladesh. Ali is working as a freelance artist for last few years in Bangladesh and moving forward with his work concentrated on the issue of gender minority and queer identity. Through his performances and other visual narratives Ali is constantly trying to pushing the gender norms of the country and making spaces to talk about this issues in a public forum.

Spitline is a multidisciplinary performance art duo that creates experiences that fully immerse audiences in real life scenarios.

Thousandzz of Beez :

A 5-15$ donation will be collected at each event for the participating artists.


Saturday, October 1st 2016 to Sunday, October 2nd 2016

is open 11am-7pm on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2


Bushwick: long ago defaced and degraded by "mural style" ads, Bichon Frise shit, bro vomit, and crêpe trucks, we perch on the edge of an almost-imaginary recent past, clinging to an old lease as "postmodern mediterranean" buildings march us shoulder to shoulder towards total erasure. This exhibition briefly stages the melancholy, mortification, embattlement, righteousness, humor and violence of artists who were working in performance art before it became a joke on TV, artists who use "recycled materials" because they are free, artists whose politics, identities, and "socio-ethics" are core elements of practice not marketing tools. 

REMAINING/REMINDING/REMAINS/REMAINDERS is visual works and video by artists who celebrate no "post" (gentrification)(modern)(colonial)(structural), working through ongoing colonial, imperial, and capital-driven histories, leaving remainders of performances, using remains and scraps of materials used for other purposes, providing reminders of what matters. 

PPL is a BOS Hub site.

Trauma Salon : idealism & icthyosis

Thursday, March 31st 2016

there is something inside of you. a void. no. a protuberance. no. a virus. no. an inconsistency in temperature. no. a child. no. you've forgotten it.
you forgot something so stunning that it caused you to forget what you were doing. you tell yourself stories to soothe the emptiness. you become the sum of all you've forgotten. one day, you look in the mirror and you're old. you remember what you swore you'd forget. you carry on with your day.
in such a way, we endlessly forsee.

robert pepper (pas musique)

david ian griess

alex cohen

Sylva Dean and Me

Janna Pelle


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.

Performance artist | Detroit
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.

Visual artist | Sydney
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.

PERFORMANCY FORUM: Entrapment, trappings, vermin and rapture

Thursday, February 18th 2016


In the corner where all the filth forms a blanket, performances are taking place: said the clot of lipstick, the used matches, the cockroaches, the green unmentionables: I live here, and I am not trapped. Take off your boots, take off your ratty furs, more lies are caught with toenails than with teeth.

trauma salon : masking & metanoia

Thursday, August 27th 2015

the response carries over. the cry from the incision, the desire for intoxication. depression. adrenaline. hypnophobia. in the blank stare of incomprehension, immediacy is perfectly dangerous.
the beginning is lost. the solution eradicates.
yet : it is possible to live beyond oneself. it is possible to exist outside of time.
in such a way, we endlessly listen.

installment 6 :

sean ali :
i dont wanna stop

jeffrey young :

We drone to stop time. We look for the essence of phenomena, the permanent instant that describes everything. We drone to confront the universal anxiety and the existential need to divide the indivisible.

DARK MATTER is Mene and Antonio Savasta, Argentine siblings. They have been collaborating in their artistic productions since always. They are now presenting themselves as experimental duo, exploring the possibilities of improvisation in order to build minimalist atmospheres and drones, fused with light experimental songs.

david ian griess :
an exploration of bodies hurtling through space.

public speaking :
Enhanced financial/conversion/interrogation techniques.
Public Speaking is composer/multi-instrumentalist Jason Anthony Harris. Live, he uses voice, electronics and found objects to build percussive, layered music that draws equally from noise and R&B.

5 - 15$
beer/wine provided


Sunday, April 12th 2015

Panoply Performance Laboratory & David Ian Griess invite you to show up online and/or IRL for:

VIDEO CONFERENCE PARTY LINE sunday, april 12, 2015 NOON – 4pm EST

VIDEO CONFERENCE PARTY LINE is part of an ongoing series of scheduled video callz focusing on the process of video making, collaboration and distance.

cook, do nothing, watch, attempt to build a fire, talk, dance, read, climb a tree, go to mexico, take a bath, write, make music or do whatever you like

a couple of guidelinez if you will:

you may enter and leave the video call at anytime during NOON – 4pm EST
VIDEO CONFERENCE PARTY LINE will be recorded and shared
copyrighted material such a music should remain inaudible during the video call

previous party linez:
MARCH 2015:

additional video callz will take place:
sunday, may 17, 2015 NOON – 4pm EST

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