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Just Situations: Day 2, Survival is an Art

Yon Tande http://whitneyhunter.com/
Friday, July 14th 2017

FRIDAY, JULY 14 (@PPL) JUST SITUATIONS: a performative convention https://www.facebook.com/events/1975315539357388/
justsituations.wordpress.com

Day Two: Survival is An Art
Demonstrations of personal fortitude and ability, dealings with “natures” for art and the health of the art-making mindbody, transformations of the personal through time: justice in temporal-spatial context and resonances beyond the momentary situation

8pm-11pm:

Shawn Escarciga
yon Tande
Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste
Preach R. Sun

++SITUATOR CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION++

SHAWN ESCARCIGA
Capitalism yields artist as commodity as business person yields fuck that yields what would happen if I played by the structural rules of creating work as a performance artist as a means of destroying said structure. Watch my “process” bb. Let my demystification mystify you. My body is a tool for making money, my art should not be a tool for making money but also I’d like to eat regularly and enjoy nice soap without destroying myself for corporate America.

YON TANDE
yon Tande (né Whitney V. Hunter) is a multidisciplinary artist, culture worker and BLACK SEED Native committed to culture as catalyst. His work centers around cultivating the individual and collective spirit through performance, education and curation. His works have been presented through RISD Museum, chashama, Defibrillator, Kumble Theater, La Mama, Grace Exhibition Space, Panoply Performance Laboratory, and in the streets of NYC, Chicago and Detroit. He has worked with the Martha Graham Dance Company, Rod Rodgers Dance Company, Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, Martha Clarke, Fiona Templeton, Daria Faïn and Robert Kocik, John Jesurun, Kankouran West African Dance Company and others. He was a Movement Research Artist in Residence (2013-15), a founding member/curator of Social Health Performance Club and is co-founder of with Denizen Arts: a creative collaborative performance project founded in 2016 with theatre/movement artist Jude Sandy. yon Tande is a Ph.D candidate / Driskell Fellow at Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. http://whitneyhunter.com/

JEREMY TOUSSAINT-BAPTISTE
Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste is a Bessie-nominated composer, designer and performer, living and working in Brooklyn, NY. A current Issue Project Room Artist-In-Residence, his work, through the lens of precarious labor, complicates notions of industry, identity, and environment and the implications of the intersections of such phenomena. He is a founding member of performance collective, Wildcat!, and frequently collaborates with performers and fine artists, often under the alias CROWNS. He has presented at the Brooklyn Museum, Newark Museum, Under The Radar at The Public Theater, The Studio Museum In Harlem, National Sawdust, The Jam Handy (Detroit), Tanz Im August at Hau3 (Berlin), American Realness at Abrons, Knockdown Center, Gibney Dance, FringeArts (Philadelphia), Judson Church, Stoa Cultural Center (Helsinki), MIT, Arts East New York, JACK, Painted Bride Art Center (Philadelphia), University Settlement, Harlem Stage, as well as on Dazed Digital, Complex, and Boiler Room.
http://www.jeremytoussaintbaptiste.com/

PREACH R SUN
FREEDOM IS MY MISSION AND PRAXIS...I am a self-proclaimed fugitive. Which means I'm, a brazenly subversive and iconoclastic malcontent, on a mission to escape all boxes that circumscribe my being. Fugitivism is the name I've adopted to describe my purpose and voice. My work is informed by, struggle; and driven by a fervent desire for authentic liberation and social change

The word radical is defined as, grasping the root. As such Fugitivism is the radical process and praxis of action and expression. A process that requires the individual to find the essence of their own truth and voice. In order to find the authentic self, one must cast aside all fear, doubt and shame; relinquish all standards and societal expectations -- embrace your own power and speak your truth.

You see the ultimate goal of fugitivism is LIBERATION. Liberation of the individual as well as that of the masses; we must dare to unlock and awaken the radical spirit inside of us in order to re-member ourselves anew...TRULY FREE. Fugitivism therefore demands that we challenge all, conventional standards, beliefs, thoughts and practices, that we now uphold as sacred. Vandalize all temples condemn all hierarchies and curse all (dead) pretentious, pseudo intellectual and elitist driven, philosophies. Abandon all previously learned or accepted practices and methodologies. We must, “by any means necessary”, conjure and liberate that radical, and authentic, voice; that lies dormant in the soul of each and every individual. We must liberate ourselves from all (boxes and labels) that preclude us from -- truly living and being -- shaping and or defining ourselves, and our existence; on our own terms.

Fugitivism, as such, is the radical practice of accepting nothing and questioning everything. It is the effort to find ones true voice and foment authentic and radical expression that reflects the true individual perspective. Fugitivism is an idea born, albeit perhaps quixotically, out of the notion that it only takes one (life, soul, voice) to sow the seeds of liberation and change.

I am not an artist. I’m a conjurer and freedom is my praxis. I speak fromsoul. I am exorcising demons and revealing them to you. I am exposing the pain body. I am a negromancer, my magic is black and ancient. I am a criminal; a fugitive. My crimes are iconoclasm and liberation. I am the pitch black that invaded the vicissitudinous gaze of each and every doubting runaway slave who found themselves staring down the double barrel of Black Moses’ shotgun. I am the ghost of there is no turning back; the spirit of, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY! No, I am not an artist and this is not art. I am casting spells.

I am ONE-MAN. I am a fugitive and my mission and purpose is not to create beautiful works of art... My mission is FREEDOM!.
http://www.iamfugitive.com/

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)

Post-Dance Symposium

lo bil: https://youtu.be/FlZMij9igTs "Another Way to Organize the Archive"  Still from video documentation by Adriana Disman from the end of "The Clearing" an 11-hour performance installation that took place on November 1, 2014 as part of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art. — with Lo Bil.
Thursday, November 17th 2016 to Sunday, November 20th 2016

POST-DANCE SYMPOSIUM, NYC 2016
November 17-20

Conceiving of bodilies both individuated and social as theoretical and practical resources, we collectively and individually approach ways in which culture be (re)claimed, (re)made, (re)formed, and (re)paired by humyns.

DEADLINE FOR PAPERS/SCORES/TEXTS (for simultaneous online publication: November 15, response texts/papers/scores, November 30)

***SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE: ALL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***

THURSDAY, NOV 17: DEPART

7pm-11pm: Performances by Mariana Valencia, Zavé Martohardjono, Ni’Ja Whitson, Shawn Escarciga
Matters: appropriation/sampling/mash-up/remix/etc: de-identification, ritual, rights/rites, cultural tradition + queer futurism
Problems: To whom, to what, and how does this body belong? How do we depart without detaching? How are we located in time and timing locating? How are we contextually situated and situating contexts? How are we culturally “framed” and framing “our own culture?”

FRIDAY, NOV 18: DECAY

6pm: warm-ups and public improvisation session
8pm-11pm: Performances by Lorene Bouboushian, Alex Romania, Kaia Gilje, QUEEFCORE
Matters: disgust/abject/substances and mess/emotional expression, hardcore existentialism and disciplinary decay, aesthetics, play, and practical methods for anti-dance-y dance
Problems: What becomes between improvisation and proposition? How do we communicate without using dominant codes and languages? How are we concrete and abstract, affected and affecting, able and unable?

SATURDAY, NOV 19: DESIRE/DESIGN

3pm-7pm: DESIRE
Matters: academia, institutions, and "success," alter-systems, space and species, mutualism, money and madness, desire and survival, de-materializing realities and re-modeling economies of attention
Problems: What are the pros and cons of capitulation, participation, and subjection? How are we navigating our motivations and emotions? How do we interface with and de-face power paradigms and hegemonic orders for value and survival?

3pm: panel discussion with Rebecca Ferrell, Jumatatu Poe, Andre Lepecki, Clarinda Mac Low, artists from the other days. 

7pm: warm-ups and physical shake-outs

8pm-11pm: DESIGN
Performances/Presentations by: Jessica Pretty, Charlie Maybee, Rebecca Ferrell, lo bil, Alexander D'Augostino and Noelle Tolbert
Matters: “choreography” and choreographed/choreographing bodilies, stagings and social arrangements, spectators/witnesses/audiences vs. participants vs. makers (role-playing), vessels, vehicles, and events
Problems: For whom do we make “dance” as such and why? What are the ethics of participatory modes? How do we make decisions and dare to anticipate, practice, and enforce con-sequences?

SUNDAY, NOV 20: DEMAND

4pm: Post-dance: A Primer 
Presented by: Lindsey Drury and No Collective (You Nakai, et al.)
Matters: “post-dance”
Problems: Is the term “post” a mere prefix to indicate we are over it? What is this “it” we are supposed to be over with? If we are over dance, why do we still cling to that old name? Wouldn’t “post-it” be a better name? And even if we stick to dance, can’t we do better than resorting yet again to the facile formula of [dance + x (e.g. performance art, discourse, theory, etc)] or [dance - x (e.g. choreography, dancer, etc)]? Do we even know what we seek to leave behind? What is a body? What is movement? What if “post” was a verb or a noun? Where do we go from here, where have we been, and who is this “we” that we all talk about? 

5pm: Presentation by yon Tande

7pm-11pm: Performances and presentations by Ilona Bito, LJ Leach, Brandon Fisette, yon Tande, Amanda Hunt
Matters: objectlessness/deontology, spectacle vs. situation, mindbody, theory and authority, anthrocenticity, and auto-ethnography
Problems: How are the affects and consequences of our movements? Who are we in time and context and how do our practices create, demand, and inform change? What are the demands of this demonstration, this public assembly, this strike against daily ongoing performativity?

Organized by Leili Huzaibah, Esther Neff, Rebecca Ferrell, Lindsey Drury, and participants.

PF: Speculative (de)Structures

Elaine Thap Terms and Conditions 2013 Four Hours of Emotional Baggage Photo Credit; Sandrine Schaefer
Thursday, September 29th 2016

Connie Kang, Tingying Ma, Jue Wang: FUTURE HOST

Heather Kapplow
http://www.heatherkapplow.com/

Shawn Escarciga
https://vimeo.com/shawnescarciga

Elaine Thap
http://www.elainethap.com/

Sophia Mak
https://tisch.nyu.edu/art-public-policy/alumni/2016/sophia-mak

Is this a political system or a casual pet adoption? Is this a social scene or the burst crust of the earth? Is this an invitation or a threat? A welcome mat or roadkill? A ritual or a human right? Five artists speculate, the curtain sways in a slight breeze, the door swings open under the weight of the excruciating emotion but we are all already here...somewhere, someone is playing a small drum. Here, let me help you get that splinter out.

Trauma Salon : thrill-seeking & thrombocytopenia

Thursday, April 28th 2016

start over again. collect no more than you absolutely require and make more noise this time. bring nothing but instruments and fill in all the gaps.
ethics are bogus. relationships are jeopordized if you don't share similar eating habits. there is no good reason for any of this and if there was, you definitely won't find it on facebook since you can only tell 50 fucking people the news. however we know, immediately and uniquivocally, when it's worth it.
in such a way, we endlessly decrypt. 

Hector Canonge : 
http://www.hectorcanonge.net/

Jason Anastasoff :
https://soundcloud.com/anastasoff

Clay Man :
a duet between dancer/mover Isabel Umali and sound artist/guitarist Dustin Carlson, it is a true collaboration, a piece constructed over the course of many rehearsals, conversations, and shared experiences. The movement and music conjure notions of mortality, the grotesque, temporality.
http://carlsondust.blogspot.com/

Feeding Goats :
http://feedingoats.com/

Andrew Braddock :
https://vimeo.com/andrewbraddock

Shawn Escarciga :
https://vimeo.com/shawnescarciga

PERFORMANCY FORUM QUINQUENNIAL: SYMBOLS OF GLORIOUS FREEDOM AND MADNESS

Friday, October 16th 2015

FULL SCHEDULE: https://www.facebook.com/events/125380534476920/

A one-night performance art exhibition in the grand tradition of personal-political community activation, body-based performance art, and queer/black/latino/local radical sincerity and skill, a resistance movement, a subculture, and symbolic deconstruction of the oppressive normative: a show of raised-fisted fellowship between we symbols of freedom and glorious madness.

PERFORMANCES BY:
Shawn Escarciga
Ivy Castellanos
Bobby English Jr. (with Bobby English Sr.)
Édgar Javier Ulloa Luján & Laura Blüer
Dolly Dharma
Butch Merigoni + Ariane Bernier

@Panoply Performance Laboratory, beverages lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

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PF: QUINQ is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10-20 to support/reimburse the artists

For the Full Schedule for PERFORMANCY FORUM QUINQUENNIAL: A Performance Conference October 8-25:
http://panoplylab.org/quinquennial/
https://www.facebook.com/events/125380534476920/

conference = a situation during which persons confer
conferance = a "con" like "comicon" for makers and fans
conference = a culmination of a period of labor
conference = states of being and becoming together

Trauma Salon: autolysis and allelujah

Thursday, March 19th 2015

i do not know if reconciliation with oneself is a lived possibility. i do know that a new ritual, synergy & spirituality is necessary for those of us who feel deeply, perhaps harshly.
this is a means to regenerate, to cope with trauma as art and as artists. society at present has no clear answer to this. and so we endlessly begin:

installment 1:

Brandon Fisette
In this piece I will start on the floor and “wake up” to find myself in a body. As if before this I was simply energy. Then slowly throughout the piece I will attempt to walk in this body, from the ground up. It will be painful and difficult but healing is often painful and difficult. By the end I will be on my feet, walking

https://www.facebook.com/sacredandrogyny

Leila Bordreuil
TECHNIQUE
leilabordreuil.blogspot.com

David Grollman
My father is dead. I want to put the pain and sadness I feel over his loss into what I present. I perform to move beyond this time frame and become a ball of energy outside myself. Make time stop for an instant. I want to share this with the audience and hopefully bring them out of time and themselves too.

http://music.promnightrecords.com/album/sip-and-bite

Shawn Escarciga
is a performance artist and dancer based in Brooklyn. He has trained and worked in Commedia dell’Arte, devised theater and various movement forms in Chicago, Atlanta and Italy. In New York, he has performed and trains regularly with the Butoh company, the Vangeline Theater.
Adam is an apology to the body from the body. Using Butoh as an exploratory tool, the piece re-examines an attempted suicide in an effort to forgive and bring peace to the memory left in the bones

 

Valerie Kuehne will close with a discussion of what the hell happened, a search for meaning in bloody hands.

interested in submitting a piece/performance for future installments? email – valeriekuehne@gmail.com

Physician, heal thyself.

http://www.thesupercoda.com/

http://www.panoplylab.org/space

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