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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

Performances/Presentations 8pm-11pm:

Rina Espiritu (in conversation with Nick Fracaro)
http://www.rinaespiritu.com/i

Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez
http://www.jointhebenjam.org/

Diane Dwyer
http://dianedwyer.info/

install: David Ian Bellows/Griess
https://archive.org/details/@davidiangriess

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

This event is SESSION #1 of PPL's 2018 PERFORMANCY FORUM program CIVIC REFLEX/REFLEJO CIVICO, a temporary collective of 20 artists/individuals/groups meet 5 times over the course of the year with public exhibitions of performance, dialogue, and discursive practice at 8pm on April 21, May 26, September 29, October 20, and November 10. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/247659239110541/

CIVIC REFLEX/REFLEJO CIVICO participants are: 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, Rina Espiritu, and Pei-Ling Ho. 

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). Program conceived/organized/administered by Esther Neff (Panoply Performance Laboratory, PERFORMANCY FORUM), selections from an Open Call were made by a peer committee via the Brooklyn International Performance Art Foundation (BIPAF).

Performances/Presentations 8pm-11pm:

Pei-Ling Ho
Daniel Gonzalez
Nana Ama Bentsi-Enchill

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

This event is SESSION #2 of PPL's 2018 PERFORMANCY FORUM program CIVIC REFLEX/REFLEJO CIVICO, a temporary collective of 20 artists/individuals/groups meet 5 times over the course of the year with public exhibitions of performance, dialogue, and discursive practice at 8pm on April 21, May 26, September 29, October 20, and November 10. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/247659239110541/

CIVIC REFLEX/REFLEJO CIVICO participants are: 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, Rina Espiritu, and Pei-Ling Ho. 

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). Program conceived/organized/administered by Esther Neff (Panoply Performance Laboratory, PERFORMANCY FORUM), selections from an Open Call were made by a peer committee via the Brooklyn International Performance Art Foundation (BIPAF).

***FRIENDSHIP IS IMPORTANT***

ELAINE THAP+LUKE MANNARINO

Elaine Thap is an interdisciplinary artist working with sound, movement, and performance. She obtained her BFA in Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Elaine Thap has shown work in Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Toronto, and Montreal. She lives in Los Angeles. 

As a Cambodian American woman, she uses her diasporic identity to convey layers of being and relationships. Live action or performance art is the ability to fabricate situations of childhood trauma and adult responsibility while seeking alternative perspectives and possibilities. She explores expressive psychosexuality in butoh movement while creating live sounds.

www.ElaineThap.com

Luke Mannarino is a conceptual artist living and working in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

"Through my work I explore concepts of site specificity, trauma, identity, memory, and the interactions between humans when considering technology. The work is a process in which I take the information the world is offering to me and using my actions to try and make sense of them. I invite my audience to become a part of the work through discussion, in hopes that we can make sense of the information together."

https://cargocollective.com/lmannarino/

SAMANTHA CC : the FULL Rotation
AMELIA MARZEC : The Laboratory For What’s Possible
SIERRA ORTEGA : blood and anger | a hysterical type
VERÓNICA PEÑA : Cuerpos Llevados

https://www.samanthacc.me/
http://www.ameliamarzec.com/laboratory
https://sierraortega.carbonmade.com/
http://veronicapena.com/

***FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***

This event is SESSION #4 of PPL's 2018 PERFORMANCY FORUM program CIVIC REFLEX/REFLEJO CIVICO, a temporary collective of 20 artists/individuals/groups meet 5 times over the course of the year with public exhibitions of performance, dialogue, and discursive practice at 8pm on April 21, May 26, September 29, October 20, and November 10.

https://www.facebook.com/events/247659239110541/

CIVIC REFLEX/REFLEJO CIVICO participants are: 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, Rina Espiritu, and Pei-Ling Ho.

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). Program conceived/organized/administered by Esther Neff (Panoply Performance Laboratory, PERFORMANCY FORUM), selections from an Open Call were made by a peer committee via the Brooklyn International Performance Art Foundation (BIPAF).