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TIME DISTORTION AND THE BODY: Performance Art Exhibition

Thursday, July 24th 2014

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Durational, looping, dual, excruciatingly precise; presence is maintained and contained to the space but time itself is altered by the tension between the performing body and those witnessing and by physical, psychological, and emotional pain, strength, and focus.

Four performances: Ayana Evans Phillip Fryer A.E. Kingsmill Future Death Toll +++ SPECIAL GUEST!! Uniska the Performance Body, Barney, or who???

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A.E. Kingsmill: "Since moving to London in 2009 to study I have been exploring its underground scene in tandem with feeding my artistic practice. Here I have been able to cross fertilise queer imagery with fine art aesthetics to create arresting endurance works which solicit the body as a platform and often use dressing as a form of three dimensional surrealist collage. As a recent graduate in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins I have performed at Franko B's Untouchables at Mori and Stien gallery and at Peep Anatomy at Edinburgh Fringe. I have performed at the infamous Torture Garden Club and presented my paper, Pervarts along side Annie Sprinkle at the Performing Porn symposium at Performance Space." http://aekingsmill.carbonmade.com/

Born in Cleveland, but raised on the South Side of Chicago, Ayana M. Evans was given a strong sense of Midwestern American culture, which still influences her art making practices today, either as ideals she challenges or as nostalgia for histories she cannot re-create. After receiving her MFA in painting from Tyler School of Art at Temple University and her BA in Visual Arts from Brown University, Ms. Evans moved to New York City where she now resides as an installation/performance artist and accessories designer. Ms. Evans relational performances and installations collaborate in acknowledging, collecting, and creating evidence of her ‘self’, which is often registered to socio-political context; presented as critical or banal queries that involve her body. http://www.ayanaevans.com/

Philip Fryer (Born 1981, Boston MA) is a Boston based artist who explores concepts of mortality, chaos and order, the body as a circuit, and the omnipresence of sound. He works primarily in performance but also utilizes noise, video and installation in his work. His recent exploration has been focused on using lo-fi technologies such as circuit bending and cassette tape loops, both as individual pieces and as elements of performances. Philip is a co-founder of The Present Tense, an initiative that has organized performance events since 2005 and has exhibited the work of over 200 artists. He as also been a member of the Boston based dark ambient project TOOMS since 2012, and performs under the solo moniker Moondrawn. http://PhilipFryer.com

Forged from the figurative beauty that dance and movement provides, FUTURE DEATH TOLL introduces movement, light, sound, rope, markers, fire, sweat, haircuts, phone calls, and flags as a metaphorical stand-in for issues like mortality, death, diseases, prison as a corporation, intellectual property rights, bdsm, and subjective destitution. Pondering questions like: how do we talk about performance art? how can we all hear each other? is silence important? how far does our voice reach? how can we make performances with people not in the same room (would that also work for several performers in several different places)? how can this engage the public? what’s the most minimal amount of material required to conceptually encapsulate the relevant point? how are we going to schedule and choreograph all of this? So in attempt to find some answers FUTURE DEATH TOLL has been writing software that allows for transparent multimedia collaboration amongst a small community of collaborators both near and far. Answers become fodder for group collaboration and idea exchange through tools like open forum discussion, a/v recordings, and video chat. Reading poetry together provides a preemptive meditation that does not exemplify any individual. Black trash bags, heavy breathing, sweat, hair clippers are objects of ephemera & appropriated context; which may or may not be (or become) transcendental; which may or may not be well crafted; which may or may not really exist. http://f-dt.com/

Will our special guest come?

What is "experimental" music? Part 1

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014

What is "experimental" music?

The term "experimental" often denotes someone consciously toying with the paradigms of their medium and the expectations of their audience.

Panoply hosts 5 music artists which could fall into this category, experimenting with traditional instruments, electro-acoustics, multi-media, spoken word, and the body. The night will close with a talk-back about the meaning of "experimental" as it relates to each artists' practice.

Sean Ali

TJ Borden

Hot Date (Chris Welcome and Shayna Dulberger)

Future Death Toll

Silent Isle

Bushwick Open Studios: Future Death Toll durational performance

Saturday, May 31st 2014

Artist-in-residence Edward G Sharp and his collaborators form Future Death Toll: http://futuredeathtoll.com/

Forged from the figurative beauty that dance and movement provides FUTURE DEATH TOLL aim is to introduce work that uses light, sound, rope, dance, markers, fire, sweat, haircuts, phone calls, and flags as a metaphorical stand-in for issues like mortality, death, diseases, prison as a corporation, intellectual property rights, bdsm, and subjective destitution. Pondering questions like: how do we talk about performance art? how can we all hear each other? is silence important? how far does our voice reach? how can we make performances with people not in the same room (would that also work for several performers in several different places)? how can this engage the public? what’s the most minimal amount of material required to conceptually encapsulate the relevant point? how are we going to schedule and choreograph all of this? So in attempt to find some answers FUTURE DEATH TOLL has been writing software that allows for transparent multimedia collaboration amongst a small inclusive community of online collaborators both near and far. Answers become fodder for group collaboration and idea exchange through tools like open forum discussion, a/v recordings, and video chat. Reading poetry together provides a preemptive meditation that does not exemplify any individual. Black trash bags, heavy breathing, sweat, hair clippers, and orange jumpsuits obscure identity and provide an instrument in an otherwise somber soundscape.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG BOARD

Saturday, May 17th 2014

May 17 is the anniversary of the founding of the NY Stock Exchange (1792). Modes of exchange, placing stock in, taking stock of, imaginary money, representations of value, and always, breathing in the dark and in the light, capitalism the beast and its many children. Milk is shared, money is made, demonstrations are constructed by their framing as performance art just as value at large is constructed by the currents of currency, that which is perhaps the largest and longest-ongoing collective, collaborative, collusive social performance of all time.

COLLEEN KEIHM MARIA HUPFIELD F-DT

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SPEECHMUSICCAMP::Geraldo Mercado/Raul de Nieves/FUTURE DEATH TOLL/Lee Todd Lacks with Tom Swafford/Household Tales

Friday, May 2nd 2014

SPEECHMUSICCAMP::::::::: An interest in communication via the flapping of the jaw and tongue, in addition to sound as art material, IN ADDITION to CAMP - you know, polka dots, sly grins, stripes, et cetera.

Geraldo Mercado http://geraldomercado.com/

Raul de Nieves http://www.rauldenieves.com/

FUTURE DEATH TOLL http://www.futuredeathtoll.com/

Lee Todd Lacks with Tom Swafford http://leetoddlacks.com/ http://tomswafford.com/

Household Tales http://householdtales.bandcamp.com/ Household Tales sings songs about cemeteries, trains, hangings, shipwrecks, pregnant women, baleful drunks, and urban coyotes, accompanied by acoustic and electric guitars, double bass, drums, and found objects.

Beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery

Public Summit on TOURING: Building A Network

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Join dance and curatorial collective SALTA here on tour from Oakland, CA (http://www.saltadance.info/), PPL and Future Death Toll (just back from March tour), and many other artists (YOU! YOU'VE ALL BEEN ON TOUR! If you haven't, come find out more about it!) for a discussion and connection-session on touring. We will be sharing maps of places to perform, people to contact, and ways of making tour viable for collectives and individuals, working towards building and enacting a network of support and mutuality.

Meeting 4-6, followed by PERFORMANCE ART OPEN SPACE, sign-up starts at 6, performances begin at 8pm.

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