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"DISPOSABLE" Collaborative performance by Katya Grokhovsky and Jeremy Olson

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

"DISPOSABLE" Collaborative performance by Katya Grokhovsky and Jeremy Olson

The artists explore the fast-paced proliferation of disposable pop culture and our own obsessive thirst for visibility through the inevitable waste production of these networks. We are sealed in machines of circulation and consumption, our bodies are the source and sink of massive volumes of material, all fueled by emotions purchased online by credit card. Boredom, exhaustion, pain, and the unexpected joy of moving to music are our currency as we explore gesture, movement, and sound from within our garbage bags.


Katya Grokhovsky works in performance, video, installation, sculpture, drawing, painting and text. She has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from Victorian College of the Arts, Australia. She has a background in dance and fashion and has exhibited and performed extensively nationally and internationally. She is a recipient of numerous grants and awards and is currently an artist in residence at Residency Unlimited, NYC.

Jeremy Olson creates installations, performance and video. He is an MFA student in Fine Arts at Parsons, The New School for Design. He has also performed as a dancer, in New York City and elsewhere, in his own work as well as with David Neumann, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Polly Motley, the National Theater of the USA, and many others. He is the Executive Director of Susan Marshall & Company.


Saturday, June 14th 2014

Contraception is a way of protecting the body, fraught with legal, emotional, and psychological history. What do we need that is often not allowed us? What do we bring into our bodies, into the country, across borders, late at night? These performances deal directly with contraception and historic and present-day contraband, items, supplies, objects forbidden, human rights surrounding a woman's body, touching on the female body, its needs, multiplicities, and experiences, as contraband itself, ported by the self perceived by others. Five artists perform performancy in the context of these considerations and via matrices of their own conceptual construction:






$5-15 suggested donation goes all to the artists.

Beverages lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

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