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Empathy Play: Social Health Performance Club

Friday, October 31st 2014

Social Health Performance Club is proud to present "Empathy Play", an evening of performances with artists:

Lorene Bouboushian Zachary Fabri Ian Deleón Geraldo Mercado Rafael Sanchez

The title pays reference to the empathy play that psychologist Piaget described as the pretending to be another person or thing that leads to greater empathy in the development of a child. Operating within a framework of identity politics, "Empathy Play" asks what does it means to make work from another perspective? Is it ok to assume another identity? When does that become offensive co-opting and when is it investigation and "empathy play"? "Empathy Play" marks the first in an extended series of teaser events leading up to culminating exhibition program "Before it’s Over: Identity, Difference and Hegemony" slated for Fall 2015.

Primarily operating as a curatorial entity founded by Ayana Evans, Esther Neff and Elizabeth Lamb, Social Health Performance Club gathers temporary collectives of artists to produce events, exhibitions, and other public art projects. The Club itself is framed as a performance, gathering together as action, understanding social relationships as artistic processes.


Saturday, June 7th 2014


Nothing: a pregnant emptiness before the strike, a bowl waiting to be filled by something else, Alvin Lucier? this is your brain on ______, illness and invalids, oblivion, everything that exists in the buzzing of generators in the room. “The millions of buzzing, humming anythings and huge buzzings and hummings of nothings” (Fredlund and Gilje).


In the early evening hours (around 6-7:30) Lorene Bouboushian and Kaia Gilje will perform the room (PPL space really is just a room), context, situation: the nothingness of what is already there. Their work comes from the desire to deconstruct a performance situation, throwing the room, the performance setting, and the social milieu into relief. What has propelled us here speaks loudest and says nothing at all. At 7:45pm we will begin performances by Tatyana, Li, Adjua, and Luke, continuing until 11pm.

$5-15 suggested "pay-what-you-can" donations go directly to the artists.

Brooklyn Brews also available for a suggested donation. ★ʘ★ʘ★ʘ★ʘ★ʘ★ʘ★ʘ★ʘ★ʘ★ʘ★

Personality Swap, 2nd Edition

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

In case you missed it last time, the personality swap means we trade works; songs, dances, monologues, performance pieces, scores, compositions. We learn each others work and present it to fellow participants and an audience. Last time you traded with me (Valerie Kuehne), and can do so again as you wish, but now the swap is open to any pairing of performers who wish to learn each others pieces. here's a bit of info, photos from the last one: Space is limited so contact me asap if you wish to participate!

Lorene Bouboushian -

Pat Muchmore -

Matt Dallow -

Natti Vogel -


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