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Thursday, April 10th 2014

Join us for LEARNING CURVES #1--a screening of performance videos followed by a group discussion about learning, teaching, doing, and forgetting performance.

Texas-based artist Heather Warren-Crow has curated a video-conversation of short works by her, former students (currently, NY-based artists) Dayna Moses and Kate Brandt, and compatriot Anya Liftig.

After the screening, we invite the audience to talk about performance:

Where, how, and why do we learn to perform? How has the Internet changed the way we find and kill our historical idols? We encourage you to add your own text to a list of art "teachers" that will later be printed on custom candy as part of Heather's project Eat Your Idle.

Heather Warren-Crow is an artist and writer based in West Texas. Specializing in live and pre-recorded performance, Warren-Crow has exhibited her artwork in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, India, Japan, Mexico, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, and across Europe and the United States. Most recently, she presented video art at Galerie Chartier in Connecticut (US) and sound art at Beton 7 in Athens (Greece), Bronxartspace in New York (US), and the Exchange Gallery in Penzance (UK). She has a PhD in Performance Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.

Twin High Maintenance Machines - Anya Liftig Solo Show at PPL

Saturday, May 3rd 2014


On one hand, the animal of Anya, on the other hand, the representations. On one hand, misunderstanding of the self on the largest scale, on the other, the mechanisms of "instinct" which ironically seem insensible when authentically embodied.

Panoply Performance Laboratory presents Anya Liftig's Twin High Maintenance Machines, a one-night-only performance on Saturday, May 3rd from 7pm-10pm.

Suggested Donation at the Door $5-$10
Beer Lovingly Provided by Brooklyn Brewery

Anya Liftig’s work has been featured at TATE Modern, Highways Performance Space, Exit Art, [performance space] london, Performmer Stammtisch Berlin, Dimanche Rouge Paris, Roves and Roams and OVADA Oxford UK, Chashama, Month of Performance Art Berlin, Eyedrum, Grace Exhibition Space, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Galapagos, The Flea, Performance Art Institute–San Francisco, Chez Bushwick, Socrates Sculpture Park, Yale University, Center for Performance Research, Lock Up Performance Art London, Debrillator Gallery, INCUBATEChicago, University of Wisconsin, University of Chicago, Vaudeville Park, Mess Hall, Joyce Soho and many other venues.

Her work, “The Anxiety of Influence,” was an intervention into Marina Abramovic’s “The Artist is Present” retrospective at MOMA. Liftig dressed as the elder artist and sat across from her all day.Her work has been published and written about in The New York Times Magazine, Bomb, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue Italia, Marie Claire Italia, Heeb, Public Culture, Art Papers, X-tra, ArtNews, The L Magazine, The Other Journal, Jewcy, Mix Magazine, Katalog, Next Magazine, Now and Then, Stay Thirsty, New York Magazine, Gothamist, Jezebel, Animal New York, I Love You, Art Animal, Hyperallergic, Burnaway and many others.

She is a graduate of Yale University and Georgia State University and has received grant and residency support from the MacDowell Colony, The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, University of Antioquia, Casa Tres Patios-Medellin, Colombia, and Flux Projects, Atlanta.

SILENT MAIL! PPL and the Immaterial Museum of Scotland

Friday, March 22nd 2013

9 artists from each city have sent performance scores across the sea to be performed respectively in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Brooklyn, USA. Most performances on the Brooklyn end will be shown on Friday night, March 22. A few of the performances require outdoor travel, a longer time period, and the like, and will be scheduled for Saturday, March 23, and beyond.

Edinburgh performances of the Brooklyn artists' scores will be shown via livestream also on March 22. In Brooklyn, the performing artists will be...: Sherry Alberti Ivy Castellanos Christen Clifford Richard Kamerman Jon Konkol Valerie Kuehne Courtney Leigh Novak Anya Liftig (livestream from Kentucky) Brian McCorkle

In Edinburgh, the performing artists will be: Sarah Boulton Sian Robinson Davies Jessica Dunleavy Harry Giles James Harding Marcus O'Shea Anthony Schrag Angelika Sikorska-Mazur Cate Smith $5 suggested donation drinks available

PERFORMANCY FORUM XXV: bully the performance art hump

Thursday, January 10th 2013

Amid all of the APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) festivals and conference elements, PERFORMANCY FORUM is nothing but an empty room in which 7 artists present their current work and then discuss their processes of practical transition including developing consistent ways of working as a mature artist, getting a sense of 'oeuvre' and core concerns, framing and explaining what the work deals with, production, marketing, and media structures, and of course, the daily work of making being a performance artist a feasible existence.

Sylva Dean + Me

Joseph Keckler

Valerie Kuehne

Brian McCorkle and Esther Neff (PPL)

Anya Liftig

Dave Ruder

Elinor Thompson


6 performances and roundtable discussion free and open to the public, beer for a suggested donation Self-reflexive performativity comprises PERFORMANCY FORUM as a platform for performance work: part critical thinktank, part performance series, and part community gathering, this installment will take place in Brooklyn, NY at Panoply Performance Laboratory.


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