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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 ***

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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******

Just Situations: Day 5, Reading Conditions

IV Castellanos. Photo by Laura Bluer
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
Nicole Goodwin
Danielle Abrams

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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. http://www.danielleabrams.com/

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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

Ayana Evans is a NYC based artist. She frequently visits her hometown of Chicago whose Midwestern and sometimes controversial reputation is a major influence on her art. Evans received her MFA in painting from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and her BA in Visual Arts from Brown University. She has attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and the Vermont Studio Center. In 2015 she received the Jerome Foundation's Theater and Travel & Study Grant for artistic research abroad. During Summer 2016 Evans completed her installment of the residency, "Back in Five Minutes" at El Museo Del Barrio in NYC..She also completed a series this Summer 2017 "A Person of the Crowd" at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA; as well as FAIP an international performance festival, Martinique; "Light Happenings II" presented by Lab Bodies, Baltimore, MD; and Rapid Pulse Retrospective, Chicago, IL.

Evans’s on-going performances/public interventions include: "Operation Catsuit" and "I Just Came Here to Find a Husband." She has curated and co-curated performance art shows throughout New York, worked in arts education for a decade, and is Editor at Larger for www.cultbytes.com. Her recent press includes articles on New York Magazine's The Cut, HyperAllergic, the Huffington Post and gallerygurls.net. https://www.ayanaevans.com/

For more information on her upcoming projects and impromptu public performances follow her on instagram @ayana.m.evans and visit www.ijustcameheretofindahusband.com

Artist Statement/ Performance practice:
I often articulate my ideas through different modes of actions and appearances from our daily living-practices. Mundane repetitive movements or physical struggles are my primary forms of expression. These actions collaborate in acknowledging, collecting, and creating evidence of my “self,” as they are laced with personal stories that exude both humor and pain. My performance practice continuously reveals larger explanations and speculations of (re)defining/categorizing significances, meanings and values within the hegemonic society. It is important for me to exert a conceptual and tactful way of thinking, seeing, inhabiting marginalized bodies (and spaces) through my art practices.

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NICOLE GOODWIN

Nicole Goodwin is the author of Warcries, as well as the 2017 EMERGENYC Hemispheric Institute Fellow, the 2013-2014 Queer Art Mentorship Queer Art Literary Fellow, as well as the winner of The Fresh Fruit Festival’s 2013 Award for Performance Poetry. She published the articles “Talking with My Daughter…” and “Why is this Happening in Your Life…” (Personal essay/Review for award-winning documentary Tough Love) in the New York Times’ parentblog Motherlode. Additionally, her work “Desert Flowers” was shortlisted and selected for performance by the Women Playwriting International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

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

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)

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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