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Just Situations: Day 5, Reading Conditions

Thursday, July 20th 2017

JUST SITUATIONS: a performative convention https://www.facebook.com/events/1975315539357388/
justsituations.wordpress.com

Day Five: Reading Conditions
What are the elements of “a situation”? How do we inscribe, read into, interpret, and mark our world(s)? Abstraction, social magnetics, communication, (con)text, and forms of semiotic transparency perform “reads” of our conditions, backgrounds, ethics, identities, and ideals.

8pm-11pm
Ayana Evans
IV Castellanos
Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves
Nicole Goodwin
Danielle Abrams

+++SITUATOR CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION+++

DANIELLE ABRAMS
Danielle Abrams’ performances react to the social tensions that shape her experiences as a biracial lesbian. Her performances blend scripted and improvised language, and public encounters that rely on engaged participation. She adopts contradictory personae that are also autobiographical, and animates the ambivalent relationships between racial and ethnic groups. Her menagerie of personifications stage humorous encounters while reimagining the cultural narratives of art history, civil rights, and popular culture. 

Danielle Abrams has performed at Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), Detroit Institute of the Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston) Bronx Museum of the Arts, Roger Smith Hotel (NY), The Jewish Museum (NY), Queens Museum, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, WOW Performance Cafe, and The Kitchen. Abrams has received grants from The New York Foundation of the Arts, Urban Arts Initiative, and the Franklin Furnace Performance Art Fund. She is a Professor of Practice in Performance at School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.

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IV CASTELLANOS
IV Castellanos is an abstract performance artist and sculptor based in Brooklyn, NY. They have performed at the Queens Museum, Gruentaler9 (Berlin), DFBRL8R (Chicago), Grace Exhibiton Space, IV Soldiers, Dixon Place, PPL, Gallery Sensei and Rosekill (Kingston, NY). They founded the F.A.G. (Feminist Art Group), 2016 with co-founder Esther Neff, which has alternating performers. 

IV will perform a piece called: Brick x Brick v 

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AYANA EVANS
My art explores the intricacies of my life as a social and culturally diverse being.

My ideas are my artwork and vice versa, they collaborate in acknowledging, collecting and creating evidence of my ‘self’, which is often registered to socio-political history matters; presented as critical or banal queries. I am fueled by the significances and the thrills of finding these limitless (re) discoveries, ideas and possibilities, that (re) visit traces of where I have or never been…

Previously manifested through painting/mixed media installations, my art has shifted to include video projects of a relational performance arts practice, in which my presence in a public space, particularly art spaces/events creates communal experience. How I am socially viewed and understood by the “audience” is the heart of this work. I remain concerned with the visual of each piece. Thus, I purposefully integrate performance with bright colors via items such as a neon body suit or a hot pink gown. 

The other central expression of my art-making is fashion design. I run a handbag label that allows for the commercial exploration of color, sculpture, and wearable art.

These series of arts-making are my continuous and direct attempt for productive personal, human relations examinations. I hope to claim these types of honest, microscopic observations and dialogues amongst viewers.

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NICOLE GOODWIN
http://femmesfollesnebraska.tumblr.com/post/55883219156/nicole-goodwin-poet

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ADJUA GARGI NZINGA GREAVES
Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves (New York City, 1980) is an artist chiefly concerned with postcolonial ethnobotany working in the mediums of scholarship, diorama, corporeal wisdom, archival gesture, and language.http://www.agng.info/

Performancy Forum: Biomass/Microbiomes

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/)
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)

EotW: "ViolistaKaren", "IV," "sierra.elena"

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

USER: "ViolistaKaren"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: Use Survey results translated into Presentation
Location 1C/C1: HOW (DE)LIBERATELY HOW TO ARTICULATE AFFECT(S) HOW?

USER: "IV"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: Participation
Location 1C/C1: HOW (DE)LIBERATELY HOW TO ARTICULATE AFFECT(S) HOW?

USER: "sierra.elena"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: User directs PPL
Location A3/3A: HOW AFFECTIONATELY?

USER SCORES:

"ViolistaKaren"
C: Operating to what affect?
1: deliberately 100%

This is an inquiry into cause
Intending and interpreting affected matters based on intention
Using dramaturgical framing methodologies
First, assemble modes of active positing

"IV"
C: Operating to what affect?
1: deliberately 70%

This is an inquiry into ability
Generating an operation consisting of affective tensions
Using judgments
First, establishing polarities and spatial and/or conceptual distances

"sierra.elena"
A: How operating?
3: affectionately 70%

This inquiry is dis-sembling realities
Generating an operation which controls
Developing anti-functional methodologies
First, (de)liberating matters of biologics

+++As part of opera-of-operations "Embarrassed of the Whole" Phase II:https://www.facebook.com/events/1814272978840146/
http://www.panoplylab.org/eotw
http://embarrassedofthewhole.tumblr.com/+++

REMAINING/REMINDING/REMAINS/REMAINDERS

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

REMAINING/REMINDING/REMAINS/REMAINDERS
is open 11am-7pm on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2

+ IV CASTELLANOS + AYANA EVANS + ZACHARY FABRI + DAVID IAN BELLOWS/GRIESS + JON KONKOL + GERALDO MERCADO + HIROSHI SHAFER + NYUGEN SMITH + KIKUKO TANAKA +

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.

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

PERFORMANCY FORUM: Tactical Trials

Saturday, May 28th 2016

Jenna Kline
https://vimeo.com/user1617527

IV Castellanos
http://www.ivycastellanos.com/

Charli Brissey
http://www.charlibrisseyisananimal.com/

Melissa Koziebrocki
http://mkoziebrocki.format.com/#1

coco cafe
http://performanceco.tumblr.com/

FOLLOWED BY A DISCUSSION

TACTICAL TRIALS: (SELF) DEFENSE IDENTITY LOVE RESPONSIBILITY: a razor's edge between empowerment and self-punishment, no wave feminism, size 5 steel-toed boots, intentional dysfunction and high-skill fabrication of sight, site, situation::::

"Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and fighting for you, rather fighting for others, thinking, talking with and for others...it means that you do not treat your body as a commodity with which to purchase superficial intimacy or economic security, rather as a tactical tool leveraged in defense of your own rights and the rights of those weaker than you are. "
-- Adrienne Rich

“I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself” 
― Simone de Beauvoir

"I have to find of cultural translation, modes of encounter, modes democratic participation, which actually work to foster understanding, without mandating unity. And it also means that when I take responsibility it is not a grandiose act, it’s not a narcissistic act, in which I am responsible for the entirety of the world. No, I place myself in a vividly decentered way in a world with others, who are their own centers, and which I must understand to live socially, to live democratically, to live in a polity, is always to in some sense be displaced by the subject. It is partially what it is to live in a culturally diverse, democratic culture. But if one finds that the modes of communication and deliberation that allow for that to exist in its complexities, then I think we have the chance to take a kind of collective responsibility. But one cannot take collective responsibility alone. It is something taken with others."
--Judith Butler

http://www.performancyforum.net/

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