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CIVIC REFLEX/REFLEJO CÍVICO

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

PERFORMANCY FORUM: CIVIC REFLEX/ REFLEJO CÍVICO

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

@ Panoply Performance Laboratory
104 Meserole Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

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 (http://reflejocivico.civicreflex.us/).

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 forming the CIVIC REFLEX/REFLEJO CIVICO temporary collective are:
Rina Espiritu, Pei-Ling Ho, Tsedaye Makonnen, Diane Dwyer, David Ian Bellows/Griess, Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez, @Daniel Gonzalez, Nana Ama Bentsi-Enchill (Ama BE), Aditi Natasha Kini and Amin Husain, Leopold Krist (Leopoldo Bloom), Megan Livingston, Feminist Art Group (F.A.G.), Amelia Marzec (Amelia Meta), Samantha CC (Samantha Regina), Sierra Ortega, Verónica Peña, Ada Pinkston, Lorene Bouboushian, Arantxa Araujo, Helen Yung

This temporary collective will meet on each of the five Saturdays for forum discussion and interaction 6pm-7:30pm, followed by public performances/presentations/situations at 8pm on each date:

April 21 public performances/presentations by: Diane Dwyer, Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez, Rina Espiritu
https://www.facebook.com/events/1003293089837925/

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

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

October 20 public performances/presentations by: Amelia Marzec, Samantha CC, Sierra Ortega, Verónica Peña

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

PLEASE VISIT INDIVIDUAL EVENT PAGES FOR MORE ARTIST/PRESENTER/PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

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CIVIC REFLEX/REFLEJO CIVICO is organized as/by Brooklyn International Performance Art Foundation (BIPAF) and Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) as a part of PERFORMANCY FORUM. Members of the temporary collective were selected through an Open Call by a peer committee convened March 8, 2018.

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). This grant is distributed to the 20 artists/groups involved, allowing honorariums of $150/each. The remaining grant monies go towards toilet paper, cups, printed programs, and the project blog domain.

ABOUT BIPAF
Brooklyn International Performance Art Foundation (BIPAF) is an anonymous entity operating as an ongoing institutional critique project. BIPAF was initiated in 2013 to produce the first and only ever month-long Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, a mass organizing endeavor that took place across 11 spaces and many public sites in Brooklyn. “BIPAF” has since been used by JACK, Leili Huzaibah and Esther Neff, and others to perform administrative, bureaucratic, and institutional activities (such as grant disbursement, letters of invitation for Visas, grant proposals, and more). BIPAF is, in and of itself, performance art. www.bipaf.net

ABOUT PERFORMANCY FORUM
PERFORMANCY FORUM is an exhibition platform and discursive program constructed for and by performance artists. Initiated in 2009 by Esther Neff/PPL. PERFORMANCY FORUM has since has since become a relational, self-reflexive project, collaborating with artists, spaces, sites, curatorial collectives, and many others to produce exhibitions, shows, workshops, conferences, actions, events, and performative critical gatherings. Initiatives and events have emerged in relationship with SUPERFRONT (Public Summer at Industry City), the Poop Project (BOB the Pavilion at Columbia University), MDW Art Fair, Performer Stammtisch, Association for Performance Art Berlin (APAB), Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival/Foundation (BIPAF), ITINERANT (Hector Canonge), Petrichor Performance Collective, and many independent curators, organizers, artists, and groups from all over the world. PF’s primary activities include the monthly incarnation of the platform as one-night performance art exhibitions at Panoply Performance Laboratory in Bushwick, Brooklyn. www.performancyforum.net

ABOUT PANOPLY PERFORMANCE LABORATORY (PPL)
PPL is a flexible collective, thinktank(s), and lab site. PPL makes and situates performance art, operas-of-operations, installations, and social projects, operating across a spectrum between live art/life art and cultural organizing, researching embodiments, forms of public gathering, and performative ideation, conceptualization, and theorization across scales and spheres. www.panoplylab.org

JOB///Feminist Art Group

Lauren Ciarpella and IV Castellanos.
Thursday, November 3rd 2016

*****SOCIAL FABRICATION******two performances, one collective act of building, another assemblage of actions by a built collective, both performances lead and directed by fabricators. 

6pm-9pm: L. Ciarpella: JOB

9-11pm: IV Castellanos and performances by members of Feminist Art Group (F.A.G).

TEXT BY L. Ciarpella: 

“Capital circulates, as it were, through the body of the laborer as variable capital and thereby turns the laborer into a mere appendage of the circulation of capital itself.” (David Harvey, The Limits to Capital, 1982, 157)

In this project there are levels of realities and unrealities: of the limitations of the materials and those of my physical body, the nascent reality of the instructor’s proposal/concept, the reality of it’s manifestation as filtered through my body, sensibilities and skill.

There’s also the question of the real-ness of the situation, which is contrived and theatrical, but has tangible built results and real effects on my body and my mood. Even though it is a “performance” some frustrations and anxieties of my day job play out in it. So in that case I can’t separate its realness from
the realness of the job I am paid to do, which you could even call performed, as jobs are “performed” by workers. Also what is the reality of the job I am paid to do, since it is basically part of a kind of closed circuit of commodity production, and disconnected from realities adjacent to it, considering what I produce is prohibitively expensive and thus inaccessible to the vast majority of people in the place it’s produced. My labor will never yield enough to afford me the kinds of things I produce for others. So while my labor produces items which are hardly necessary for anyone’s survival, it also produces damaging effects to my own survival and emotional fitness, and the fitness of the environment.

www.laurenciarpella.com
lciarpella.tumblr.com

MEMBERS OF F.A.G HAVE INCLUDED:

Elizabeth Lamb
Kaia Gilje 
Amanda Hunt 
Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow 
Lorene Bouboushian 
Nina Isabelle
Quinn Dukes 
Anya Liftig 
IV Castellanos 
Jill McDermid 
Claribel Jolie Pichardo
Nina Isabelle
Esther Neff
Beth Neff

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