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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

Vehicle Relocation Program

Friday, January 6th 2017

Friday, 1/6, 8p: individual performances at Panoply Performance Laboratory in Brooklyn.
Saturday, 1/7, 8p: collaborative performances (by car) at Palanzos Beer in Pittsburgh.
Sunday 1/8, 6p: Join us at 6p for an open discussion on the politics of touring in a post-fossil fuel/post-trump America. 8p: Individual performances at Palanzos Beer in Pittsburgh. 

Ten artists, five per car. Small bundles of supplies and some instruments. What did you forget to bring that you can retrieve where you are now? Vehicles, metaphors, motives, motion, bodies inside bodies. How long does the trip take when you're hungry? Taco Bell or Pizza Hut? From where to where? How long does the trip take? Until, I mean, wait, how long does the trip take when you swallow until you can't? Have you been here before? Have you gone the distance? This is the middle of the road. This is the lane. Try not to break down in the tunnel. Bridge between something and something. This is my house. No spitting in the car. 

A 3 day performance event between brooklyn, pittsburgh, and many a flying J and rest area en route, featuring:

Jill Flanagan (Forced into Femininity) : Isn’t it just like a woman to be mischevious, impetuos and impulsive, to want the freedom to what she likes? And isn’t it like a woman to be mysterious, impenetrable, to have depths in which we plunge in vain in search of some lost part of ourselves? Jill Flanagan thinks so, and she’s here to spread her twisted hysterical ideology with a little soft shoe routine and some jazz standards. 
http://www.decoherencerecords.com/progress.html

Valerie Kuehne : accross the country, dopamine filling stations are popping up like deerticks. Watch your childhood melt in front of your eyes and change your perception in the warmth of a truck stop bathroom. There is no way to prepare yourself for what is happening right now.
http://www.valeriekuehne.com/

Brian McCorkle is the co-director of Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) with Esther Neff. Originally from Detroit, McCorkle is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, digitial artist, and maker of damn fine broths and sauces. His solo work has involved aluminum foil, vasaline, analog devices, and bird cages. He is the proud parent and primary mechanic of one of this project's vehicles. http://panoplylab.org/brianmccorkle/

David Ian Bellows/Griess is a sculptor, video maker, sporadic disseminator, retired performance art/shadowy denizen.
https://youtu.be/rmZqpjgm_xk

Esther Neff is the co-director of Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) with Brian McCorkle. She likes tubes and theory and clay. She hails from a celery bog and often accidentally breaks the small bones of her extremeties while performing some inquiries into natures for natures which appear temporarily like mold on the walls of the shower. http://estherneff.tumblr.com/,www.panoplylab.org/estherneff

Kaia Gilje is a defender of the most vulnerable patterns, roughly handling and tenderly padding when futures abruptly end in a growl. She has made nests, looms, arrangements, decisions, and actions in many different locations. 

Adriana Disman is a performance art maker, thinker, and curator based in Toronto and Montreal. www.adrianadisman.com

Ali Asgar is a visual and performance artist from Bangladesh. Ali is working as a freelance artist for last few years in Bangladesh and moving forward with his work concentrated on the issue of gender minority and queer identity. Through his performances and other visual narratives Ali is constantly trying to pushing the gender norms of the country and making spaces to talk about this issues in a public forum. http://aliasgarart.com/

Spitline is a multidisciplinary performance art duo that creates experiences that fully immerse audiences in real life scenarios.
https://www.facebook.com/ssspitline/

Thousandzz of Beez :
https://thousandsofbeez.bandcamp.com/

A 5-15$ donation will be collected at each event for the participating artists.

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

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