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PERFORMANCY FORUM: CIVIC REFLEX/REFLEJO CÍVICO

Saturday, April 21st 2018 to Saturday, November 10th 2018

PERFORMANCY FORUM: CIVIC REFLEX/ REFLEJO CÍVICO (a project of Brooklyn International Performance Art Foundation and Panoply Performance Laboratory)

Public performances/presentations on 5 Saturdays, Spring and Fall 2018: 
April 21, May 26, September 29, October 20, November 10, all at 8pm
FREE & Open to the Public

PERFORMANCY FORUM: CIVIC REFLEX is a collective performance/social art project involving: 1) the formation of a self-reflexive collective of 20 artists/groups 2) a series of 5 public forum events and 3) an online blog substantiating and framing “civic” “civil” and “reflexive” performance practices and performative theoretics. PERFORMANCY FORUM: REFLEJO CÍVICO es un colectivo de arte social y performance  que consiste en: 1) la creación de un colectivo de 20 artistas/grupos que se comporte de manera auto-reflexiva 2) una serie de 5 eventos/foros abiertos al público 3) un blog online dedicado a proveer contexto y enmarcar teóricamente prácticas de arte performático, civil, cívico y auto-reflexivo.

http://reflejocivico.civicreflex.us/

The 20 artists/groups are: Rina Espiritu, Pei-Ling Ho, Tsedaye Makonnen, Diane Dwyer, David Ian Bellows/Griess, Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez, Daniel Gonzalez, Nana Ama Bentsi-Enchill, Aditi Natasha Kini and Amin Husain, Leopold Krist, Megan Livingston, Feminist Art Group (F.A.G.), Amelia Marzec, Samantha CC, Sierra Ortega, Verónica Peña, Ada Pinkston, Lorene Bouboushian, Arantxa Araujo, Helen Yung

The 20 artists/groups will meet on each of the five Saturdays for collective forum discussion and interaction, followed by performances/presentations/situations free and open to the public on each date starting at 8pm...

April 21, 8pm. Public performances/presentations by: Diane Dwyer, Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez, Rina Espiritu

May 26, 8pm. Public performances/presentations by: Pei-Ling Ho, Tsedaye Makonnen, Daniel Gonzalez, Nana Ama Bentsi-Enchill

September 29, 8pm. Public performances/presentations by: Aditi Natasha Kini and Amin Husain, Leopold Krist, Megan Livingston, Feminist Art Group (F.A.G.)

October 20, 8pm. Public performances/presentations by:  Amelia Marzec, Samantha CC, Sierra Ortega, Verónica Peña

November 10, 8pm. Public performances/presentations by: Ada Pinkston, Lorene Bouboushian, Arantxa Araujo, Helen Yung, David Ian Bellows/Griess

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CIVIC REFLEX/REFLEJO CIVICO is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

Project initiated and organized by Esther Neff (PPL/PERFORMANCY FORUM), artists/groups selected via an Open Call by a peer committee convened one-time-only on March 8, 2018

Regarding Female/Female Regards

Saturday, March 18th 2017

 

8PM-11PM

"Regarding Vaginas"
A collaborative, participatory performance art work by Rae Goodwin and Sophie Merrison.

"Abbey of Misrule"
(Kubik/Giera)

"MissDick Vibrocis"
Lorene Bouboushian (body in the room) + Jill Flanagan (sounds from afar)

TBA

EotW: Collaborations with "lolotrashbo" and "gantttt"

Monday, February 27th 2017

USER: "gantttt"
MODE OF ENAGEMENT: Collaboration
Location B2/2B: HOW SO (AS)(DIS)(EN)(RE)SEMBLATIVELY HOW SO? 

USER: "lolotrashbo"
MODE OF ENAGEMENT: Collaboration
Location 3B/B3: HOW SO AFFECTIONATELY/AFFECTIVELY HOW SO?

USER SCORES:

"gantttt"
B: How so operating?
2: semblatively 80%

This inquiry is re-sembling realities
Generating an operation producing knowledges
Using worldview-building methodologies
First, assemble constructive abilities

"lolotrashbo"
B: How so operating?
3: affectionately 80%

This inquiry is re-sembling realities
Generating an operation producing knowledges
Using de-conditioning methodologies
First, (de)liberating 'normal' states and situations

+++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/+++

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.

Consequences Have Consequences: PHASE TWO/deployment

Saturday, January 9th 2016

PHASE TWO/deployment
PPL as performance platform
Saturday, January 9, 8 pm
Fire Drill gathers efficacious techniques in a shared evening of performance:
HONEY MCMONEY
LORENE BOUBOUSHIAN
KERRY COX

Consequences Have Consequences is a pseudo-empirical body of research focusing on specific, measurable outcomes of performance. What will it take for art to actually make people DO things? What kind of dance do we need to dance to make an audience member, e.g., burn down a Pizza Hut? The first case study in this series, which will be presented at Panoply Performance Laboratory in January 2016, begins with investigating physiological responses to performance, and develops strategies to undermine art’s obsession with its own weakness.

 

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Fire Drill is the collaboration of Emily Gastineau and Billy Mullaney. Based in Minneapolis, they create performance works that challenge contemporary modes of spectatorship and examine the effects of capitalism on the body. Their work has been curated at venues in Minneapolis, St. Paul, New York City, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland and Chicago. As part of an emerging touring network, they have also curated evenings of performance featuring artists from New York, Portland, Oakland, Seattle, and the Twin Cities. www.fire-drill.org

"If you want to know where the future of [performance] art is going, hang out with Emily and Billy. They are committed to investigation, and they won't stop. Thank you for testing the water, and rocking the boat, and never looking for a life-vest." [Minnesota Playlist]

The Brooklyn Experimental Song Revival

Tuesday, December 15th 2015

this past fall : the super coda & naked roots conducive hosted the first edition of the brooklyn experimental song carnival, featuring over 20 artists performing within & against the space between sound and narrative. there was catharsis. there was shock. there was gut-splitting beauty & probably grace.

december 15th : we continue the search for new organs, catharsis, some god-forsaken nexus, the proverbial ghost-in-the-machine. you know, songs & shit.

Natalia Steinbach
violinisms/eurydice
http://nataliasteinbach.com/

Alex Cohen/Michael F. Dailey Jr.
drums/AMA
http://www.alexcohendrums.com/live/
https://www.facebook.com/birdorgan

Julia Santoli
soundbodies/alchemy
http://juliasantoli.net/

Lynn Wright
folklore/desolation
https://www.facebook.com/andthewiremen/

Leah Coloff
celloscopes/dialectics
http://leahcoloff.com/

Lorene Bouboushian/Kaia Gilje/Valerie Kuehne
peanut butter/celine dion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmBzNDGqCNI

http://www.thesupercoda.com/

trauma salon : trama and traume

Monday, November 23rd 2015

life, in many ways, operates as an incomplete dream. unhinged memories; fragmented ideals. in case of insomnia; reverse nostalgia.
a body at rest is there for the taking, if you desire it. read the tibetan book of the dead before bed. in such a way, we endlessly dream.

CATFOX -
http://www.thecatfox.com/

Borts Minorts -
http://bortsminorts.tumblr.com/

channel 63 -
channel63 channel63.bandcamp.com

Valerie Kuehne presents : Horror Vacui
http://www.valeriekuehne.com/

Lorene Bouboushian
http://lorenebouboushian.wordpress.com

http://www.thesupercoda.com/
http://www.panoplylab.org/space

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