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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

Performancy Forum: Biomass/Microbiomes

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/)
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)

EotW: "Valara," "Zhen," "aranzazu," "raziaisthenameofmycat"

Friday, February 17th 2017

USER: "Valara"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: Usership translated and interpreted by PPL into Presentation
Location 3C/C3: AFFECTIONATELY TO WHAT AFFECT AFFECTIVELY

USER: "Zhen"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: Collaboration 
Location 1C/C1: HOW (DE)LIBERATELY HOW TO ARTICULATE AFFECT(S) HOW?

USER: "aranzazu"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: Performance of a score made for the User 
Location 2C/C2: HOW (AS)(DIS)(EN)(RE)SEMBLING AFFECT(S)?

USER: "raziaisthenameofmycat"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: Participation in a system made for the User 
Location 2C/C2: HOW (AS)(DIS)(EN)(RE)SEMBLING AFFECT(S)?

USER SCORES:

"Valara"
C: Operating to what affect?
3: affectionately 40%

This is an inquiry into cause
Generating methods for effective anticipation of affects
By charting affects and consequences in formation of methodologies
First, affect somethings with similar attentions

"Zhen"
C: Operating to what affect?
1: deliberately 60%

This is an inquiry into ability
Generating an operation consisting of affective tensions
Using trans-contextual universals
First, hold and carry secret intentions

"aranzazu"
C: Operating to what affect?
2: semblatively 40%

This is an inquiry into ability
Generating causes of multiplicit/unknown affects
By developing a hegemony of interests, desires, and uses
First, staging and framing modes of/for attention

"razaisthenameofmycat"
C: Operating to what affect?
2: semblatively 50%

This is an inquiry into cause
Intending and interpreting affected matters based on intention
Using dramaturgical framing methodologies
First, frame an action as a whole

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Operations as part of opera-of-operations "Embarrassed of the Whole" Phase II: https://www.facebook.com/events/1814272978840146/
http://www.panoplylab.org/eotw

Coloring/Harnessing/Labor-Supreme/Electives

Jessica Borusky: detail from "CalicoEconomies" historic downtown Las Vegas strip. Part of the Queer-A-Fest Destiny Project; ongoing. (Photo Justin Favela) http://jessicaborusky.com/
Saturday, November 5th 2016

****FREE MARKET SELF PROMO MONTAGE DOUBLE-DUTCH LIPSTICK BANDANA POLITIX BLOOD GLITTER MUD MURDER PUNCH ME VOTE FOR ME HEARTZ HEARTZ HEARTZ***** 

5-8pm: Coloring Coorain/Harness Cannons
Coorain Devin
Jessica Borusky

8-11pm: Labor-Supreme/Electives
Geraldo Mercado
Benjamin Lundberg
Arantxa Araujo
Ayana Evans

FIVE TO EIGHT PM: 
Artists Coorain Devin and Jessica Borusky create a collaborative performance work within the context of Devin’s online TV show, Coloring Coorain. The television program’s mission and purview is summarized in this one minute video: https://vimeo.com/132027363. For this event, Coorain will attempt to recreate the look and feel of the show, as well as imitate television for the audience. Coorain will introduce themselves and the show, interview guests, report news, as well as introduce a special segment, Harness Cannons, Borusky’s performance within a performance. A LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE IS WELCOME. 

https://vimeo.com/user7122487
http://jessicaborusky.com/

EIGHT TO ELEVEN PM:
Four short-form performance art works push bodies to their limits in extreme acts of elective strength and power, navigating self-presentation and media. 

https://geraldomercado.com/
http://www.jointhebenjam.org/
http://www.arantxaaraujotoca.com/
http://www.ayanaevans.com/

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