MAY 7-27 I WILL BE TRAVELING TO EUROPE as part of PPL. PPL travel with nothing but the props in our backpacks and the shoes we found in the condo trash of brooklyn. If you know people we should meet/can stay with/stuff to see in Berlin, Copenhagen, or surrounding cities and areas, extra shows to play/perform let us know.
May 10-14 we will be in residence at Gruntaler9, presenting You’re A Big Boy Now OR Rauschenberg ist Todlich. Performances by Ivy Castellanos, Adam Overton, and Hector Canonge in addition to our durational performance/installation/opera/diner.
May 12 MPA-B at ACUD in Berlin
May 15-19 we participate in Hitparaden at the Pumpuset in Copenhagen
May 21-23 Small Beast in Dortmund
May 25 Live Art Review Show @Liebig12 with Tawanese Artists
Monday, April 8, 2013, 109 Gallery
Brian McCorkle and I perform in response to “I am sitting in a room different than the one you are in now” a visual arts exhibition and new music series regarding Alvin Lucier’s composition “I am sitting in a room.” 8pm-10pm (109 gallery and surrounding area)
Tuesday, March 12, Grace Exhibition Space, 9pm. Click here for more information.
Monday, March 25, duo performance with Brian McCorkle at Silent Barn, curated by Geraldo Mercado and Theresa Buchheister, 8pm
March 30-April 3
PPL in Montreal, Canada!
Thursday, March 14 solo performance in the second part of VICTORY at IV Soldiers Gallery, 8pm. Also performing: Rob Andrews, Hector Canonge, Lindsey Drury, Jessica Kaire!
03/13/13. Come over to PPL for a A GATHERING OF THE PISCES. Performances by Valerie Kuehne, Amber Lee, Caitlin Marz, Michael Newton, Elinor Thompson, The Illegal Dads, The Tiptons Sax Quartet
Friday, March 8-Saturday, March 9 I perform during <aftermath> for 24 hours at Glasshouse Gallery as part of the Williamsburg wing of Armory week. 6pm Friday-6pm Saturday performance, the installation I make is then shown Saturday night 7-11pm. Performed with Ivy Castellanos. Also performing: Sindy Butz, Lital Dotan, Quinn Dukes.
Thursday, March 7: solo performance at IV Soldiers as part of VICTORY.
Wednesday, February 27 lecture at RECESS as part of their IMPOSSIBLE PROJECTS series. 7:30pm.
Tuesday, February 26 CultureFix during “A Living Gallery” with Brian McCorkle, Valerie Kuehne, Ellen O’Meara, and Matthew Gantt, 8pm
Thursday, February 14
Part II of ”LOVE” a 3-day exhibition organized by the No Wave Performance Task Force. click here. Part III will be the following Thursday, February 21, at IV Soldiers Gallery, click here.
Saturday, February 16
I perform as part of the No Wave Performance Task Force at PPL (104 Meserole) during CRAFTS, THE CRAFT, CRAFTY, CRAFTING, 9pm, free.
Thursdays January 17, 21, and 31
SLASH AND BURN performances at IV Soldiers Gallery: I perform solo on the 17th, with Brian McCorkle and Valerie Kuehne on the 24th and as PPL on the 31st.
Saturday, January 26
PPL perform at the Gowanus Ballroom during the afterparty for the Idiotarod, a benefit for hurricane Sandy relief. Facebook event here.
Monday, January 14
Joey Molinaro’s birthday show at 109 Gallery
Thursday, January 10
PERFORMANCY FORUM at PPL: Anya Liftig, Joseph Keckler, Sylva Dean, PPL, Dave Ruder, Valerie Kuehne, Elinor Thompson, 8pm
MONDAY, December 10 PPL functions as a public “diner”/”opera” for 12 hours: 1pm-1am. Come by at any time to partake of our performance arts. You’re a Big Boy Now OR Rauschenberg ist Tödlich: A Diner and Opera @Fitness Center for Arts and Tactics: 1196 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11221. Brian McCorkle, Esther Neff, & Valerie Kuehne
16 December 2012 from 7-11 p.m
Animamus Art Salon. with Susanna Thorton, Ivan Valtchev, Ann Amendolagine, Panoply Lab, and 3 more TBA. Door Cover: $10.00 (these monies go to mount further exhibitions of Animamus Art Salon artists as in BOS).
TUESDAY, November 6 PPL performs at Grace Exhibition Space (curated by Elinor Thompson and Drew Vanderberg) on ELECTION NIGHT.
WEDNESDAY, November 7 – THURSDAY, November 14: MIDWEST MINI-TOUR
This incarnation of the Panoply Performance Laboratory includes (but is not limited to) Esther Neff, Brian McCorkle, Valerie Kuehne, Ivy Castellanos, Anya Liftig, at various points.
Wednesday, 11/7. PITTSBURGH w/Joey Molinaro at The Wherehouse. 4810 Penn Ave. 9p
Thursday, 11/8 – LAFAYETTE, IN. at the Black Sparrow. 223 Main Street. 10p.
Friday, 11/9 – arrive in CHICAGO. want to book us? message me – email@example.com
Saturday, 11/10 – CHICAGO. PPL curates at Mana Contemporary as part of the MDW fair - http://mdwfair.org/
Saturday, 11/10 – CHICAGO. PPL at the Defibrillator. 1136 N MILWAUKEE AVENUE. 8p
Sunday, 11/11 – ANN ARBOR at The Far House. 2606 Packard, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 https://www.facebook.com/
Tuesday, 11/13 – CINCINNATI at the Cincinnati Public Library. 800 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-2071 https://www.facebook.com/
Wednesday, 11/14 – CLEVELAND at Mahalls 20 Lanes. 13200 Madison ave. Lakewood, OH.
THURSDAY, November 15 Esther performs at the closing of Transformation at IV Soldiers Gallery, Bushwick, Bklyn.
FRIDAY, October 18, 8:30pm Esther performs at Culture Fix for Performance Anxiety, a free monthly gathering of performance artist and art aficionadas at Culture Fix in the Lower East Side. The aim is to provide a space for the both exploration and presentation of performance art while lowering the barrier between performer and audience.
THURSDAY, October 25, 8pm. Ivy Castellanos, Lindsey Drury, Elinor Thompson, and Esther Neff build a structure inside IV Soldiers Gallery. A treehouse, a platform, a functional reality. Free and open to the public.
FRIDAY, October 26, 8pm-12am, Homage to Allan Kaprow by PPL at Glasshouse (246 Union Avenue, Brooklyn)
The evening begins at 7 with the sharing of drink, the artists are identified as such yet all are welcome to imbibe. As the evening progresses, PPL break down four points on two spectra, translating interpretations of Kaprow’s modes into a performative process. SPECTRUM 1: empty art (the daily framed as art)<—->full art (art framed as the daily) and SPECTRUM 2: artistic ensemble/artist (authorized artists)<—->community public/un-artist (immanence). Throughout the night, PPL move ”forwards” through four points along SPECTRUM 1 and “backwards” along SPECTRUM 2. The score for the four points is posted and each point takes 1 hour. Soup and a through-written 1-minute, collectively-sung opera conclude the evening. Audience members are invited to stay the full four hours, 7pm-11pm, or join the happening at any time.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 8pm
An awesome show, Animals in Heat at PPL (104 Meserole Street) curated by Valerie Kuehne + me, we two/too perform, Robert L. Pepper (PAS), Diktus, Rinus, TimeGhost, Lena the cat, Geraldo Mercado, special guests, ghosts, and animals…
Borts Minorts is leaving NYC! Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle perform a draft of ANY SIZE MIRROR IS A DICTATOR during the tribute/farewell show at the Delancey along with Matthew Silver, Paul Pinto, Anya Liftig, ++++ many others curated by Valerie Kuehne
Thursday July 12, Friday July 13, Thursday July 19, and Friday July 20
8pm: NATURE FETISH: A Public Opera, 9:30-11pm: NATURE FETISH Exhibition performances
Saturday July 14 and Saturday, July 21, 4pm and 8pm: NATURE FETISH: A Public Opera
9:30-11pm: NATURE FETISH Exhibition performances
Grace Exhibition Space, 840 Broadway, Floor 2, Brooklyn, NY, 11206, J/M/Z to Flushing Avenue
SATURDAY, JULY 7, 8pm-12am, PPL Help the Water, a durational performance with Jessica Bathurst, Brian McCorkle and Michael Newton as part of To the Sky on the Wings of an Eel at the Gowanus Ballroom.
THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 8:00 PM Panel Talk [free event] @ Vaudeville Park – 26 Bushwick Ave BK
Meet working artists, curators, and creators in BK, listen to and contribute to a talk back about collaborating from a diverse panel of artists and space owners in Brooklyn. Speakers include: Ian Colletti (Vaudeville Park), Valerie Kuehne (Super Coda), Esther Neff (PPL), Veronica Dougherty (Madagascar, Hungry March Band), Thomas Bell & Christina DeRoos (Arts in Bushwick, Spread Art) and Yan Molliet & Beth Cooper
FRIDAY JUNE 15 AND SATURDAY JUNE 16: NATURE FETISH takes its frameworks to CPR as part of New Voice in Live Performance curated by Anya Liftig: Dangling Modifier: After the Comma. 8pm. Click here for the Facebook event. PPL performs both nights.
FRIDAY JUNE 22 + SATURDAY JUNE 23 COMPENDIUM: TECHNICS June 22, 6pm-10pm, June 23, 3pm-10pm
Panel Discussion at 4pm on Saturday, June 23. Suggested donation $5-15 at the door only. Center for Performance Research 361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn (L to Graham Ave.) Curated by PPL, Vaudeville Park, Spread Art, thingNY, and The Super Coda.
SUNDAY, JUNE 3: Esther and Brian perform Happy Birthday Dear Monolith as part of Ivy Castellanos’ MONOLITH Month of June at IV Soldiers. 8pm-11pm, 184 Noll St.
FRIDAY JUNE 1, SATURDAY JUNE 2:Bushwick Open Studios. Esther Neff co-curates 2 nights of performance alongside the other Spread Art artists-in-residence. 8-10pm on Friday, 4-10 on Saturday.
THURSDAY, MAY 31: ThingNY’s Seven Immediacies Series, focused on “the body” in musical performance. Featuring Odeya Nini, Jason Anastasoff’s Full Body Ensemble, and “endless” pieces from the Panoply Performance Laboratory and thingNY’s TIME: A Complete Explanation in Three Parts.
MAY 10-20: Berlin Tour with Anya Liftig and Valerie Kuehne.
May 11: Sucked Orange Gallery
May 12: MPA-B Open. BABYBABYBABY in collaboration with Anya Liftig at ACUD’s Serendipity Gallery
May 14: Escape Festival (BLO Ateliers, “Meet the Brooklyn Scene” curated by Performer Stammtisch‘s Jörn J. Burmester
May 18: KuLe Theater, Anima/Animus curated by Melanie Jame Walsh as part of MPA-B.
May 20: Gruentaler9 performance in dolanbay action installation, curated by Teena Lange
May 10-20: Work and collaboration workshops with the Intergalaktischer Kulturverein e.V.
SUNDAY, APRIL 29, ITINERANT (Bronx Art Space) 8pm-11pm, PPL performs an excerpt of NATURE FETISH. Click here for more information.
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 27, 28, 8PM NATURE FETISH: A Public Opera
THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 7:30PM Restrictions, Limitations, Confinements, curated by Felix Morelo. Casita Maria Center (Take the 6 train to Hunts Point or the 2/5 to Simpson St.) Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5th, 6:30pm-8:30 pm with Performances by Rafael Sanchez, Felix Morelo, and Brian+Esther (PPL). We intend to perform a piece called Birdhouse Home Craft Project for Fathers and Daughters and our props/pieces will be part of the ongoing exhibition. Click on our names ^above^ to see a version of this piece performed March 3 at IV Soldiers. FREE (see full list of artists in post below)
FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 8PM, PARTY! PARTY! PARTY! The NATURE FETISH team will share a couple of Episodes from our latest 5-Episode opera at the newly re-opened City Reliquary. The first Episodes are like a mini-play, and we’d love it if you came and gave us some feedback and shared some drinks with us…Short performance, mostly a party, if it’s nice out IN THE BACKYARD! (there is a treehouse!). 370 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 7pm, FREE
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 9PM we are performing PHOTONS BE FREE a new piece by Esther Neff + Brian McCorkle performed with Arla Berman and Bonnie Kane on Saxophone! in a glorious night of madness that will feature PSYCHOJELLY , a new piece by AZTEC ECONOMY and DEN SVARTA FANAN Joe Merolla (Cello) / Weasel Walter (Drums) / Nonoko Yashida (Alto Sax), SIGHTINGS, Mark Morgan (Guitar) / Richard Hoffman (bass) / John Lockie (drums) and more/others, at BIG SKY WORKS @ 29 Wythe Ave @ N 14th in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (L-Bedford, G-Nassau). $10, 21+ Beer/Wine.
SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 6-9PM QMAD (Queens Media Arts Development), launches ITINERANT, a citywide festival for Contemporary Performance Art to be hosted in the five boroughs of New York City. PPL will be performing as part of the Bronx edition, at the Bronx Art Space, 305 East 140th Street. Click HERE to see all the spaces, artists, dates, times, and information as each date arrives (click on the space to unleash the info)! Curated by Hector Canonge.
March 3 and 16th, 2012
Performance as part of IV Soldiers Gallery opening exhibition!
Brian and I will be performing with our object/sound/installation/project/art/thing, Birdhouse Home Project Kit for Fathers and Daughters #2.
ART IS NOT APART - January 26-28 at University Settlement
(184 Eldridge Street, J/Z/F/M to Delancey)
We're showing the first episode from NATURE FETISH and I'm holding a workshop on Saturday. Registration is free.