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Twin High Maintenance Machines - Anya Liftig Solo Show at PPL

Saturday, May 3rd 2014
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On one hand, the animal of Anya, on the other hand, the representations. On one hand, misunderstanding of the self on the largest scale, on the other, the mechanisms of "instinct" which ironically seem insensible when authentically embodied.

Panoply Performance Laboratory presents Anya Liftig's Twin High Maintenance Machines, a one-night-only performance on Saturday, May 3rd from 7pm-10pm.

Suggested Donation at the Door $5-$10
Beer Lovingly Provided by Brooklyn Brewery

Anya Liftig’s work has been featured at TATE Modern, Highways Performance Space, Exit Art, [performance space] london, Performmer Stammtisch Berlin, Dimanche Rouge Paris, Roves and Roams and OVADA Oxford UK, Chashama, Month of Performance Art Berlin, Eyedrum, Grace Exhibition Space, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Galapagos, The Flea, Performance Art Institute–San Francisco, Chez Bushwick, Socrates Sculpture Park, Yale University, Center for Performance Research, Lock Up Performance Art London, Debrillator Gallery, INCUBATEChicago, University of Wisconsin, University of Chicago, Vaudeville Park, Mess Hall, Joyce Soho and many other venues.

Her work, “The Anxiety of Influence,” was an intervention into Marina Abramovic’s “The Artist is Present” retrospective at MOMA. Liftig dressed as the elder artist and sat across from her all day.Her work has been published and written about in The New York Times Magazine, Bomb, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue Italia, Marie Claire Italia, Heeb, Public Culture, Art Papers, X-tra, ArtNews, The L Magazine, The Other Journal, Jewcy, Mix Magazine, Katalog, Next Magazine, Now and Then, Stay Thirsty, New York Magazine, Gothamist, Jezebel, Animal New York, I Love You, Art Animal, Hyperallergic, Burnaway and many others.

She is a graduate of Yale University and Georgia State University and has received grant and residency support from the MacDowell Colony, The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, University of Antioquia, Casa Tres Patios-Medellin, Colombia, and Flux Projects, Atlanta.