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WE ARE SCORES: Casings and Treatments

Saturday, November 16th 2013

WE ARE SCORES: Casings and Treatments Performance artists focus on casings and treatments of the body associated with the performance of femininity.







This installment of the No Wave Performance Task Force's "We Are Scores" series is curated by René Kladzyk, who writes: "In some ways, this focus is intended to deal with notion of a costume as being somehow 'false' or 'deceptive,' when the performance of identity is composed of layers upon layers of material and immaterial reference points, or 'masks.' I am thinking here of Roland Barthes' commentary on costume as a reference point, both its 'diseases' and semantic functions. Another building point is the manner that fashion has tended to be differentiated from artistic expression, how this distinction may be linked to patriarchy, and how shared reference points of bodily housing may or may not serve as fascinating items of analysis and symbolic markers of meaning."

No Wave Performance Task Force: Valentines

Thursday, February 14th 2013

Following the 3-Thursday exhibition, PPL hosts the second exhibition on FEBRUARY 14TH

The No Wave Performance Task Force is a flexible collective that enables performative social sculpture, practicing Feminist construction rather than reacting solely to existing conditions of patriarchy, gender, sexuality, and “Other” vs. “Us” dichotomies.

This event experiments with female partnership (platonic, romantic, collaborative, co-working, and otherwise), mutual respect, and authenticity of empathy between women by pairing performance-makers to create performances about and for one another. This event is open to the public, with a host of performances + drinks and snacks.

The performances will be documented on video and edited into a documentary-style "valentine" to women artists everywhere.

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