Conference of Work: Operations and Participations
Panoply Lab Conference
with Mari Novotny-Jones in
4PM-11PM SATURDAY THE 12TH OF NOVEMBER
(GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE)
The second in a series of creative production conferences
Conference of Work: Operations and Participations is part group exhibition and part theoretical think tank.
INITIAL CONCERNS TO CONFER ABOUT:
This November wafternoon will bring together performances, workshops, and discussions that deal with the operations (social, political, aesthetic, economic, etc) of participatory, interactive, aleatoric, and other �open source� forms in the practices of artists, curators, and cultural organizers.
Open to the public. Both the beer and the portmanteaux will flow! Performances and presentations taking open source forms will be enjoyed and discussed. For a schedule and complete list of presenters, check back here as the conference takes shape. Group discussions will allow artists across disciplines to share concerns and ideas about the use of participation, aleatoricism, engaged practices, and �community driven� work with its many incarnations and implications.
INITIAL CONCERNS TO CONFER ABOUT: practices� relate to aesthetic developments and methodologies in our various mediums and disciplines? These questions and those they spawn will collide with performance work created in their metabolic soup.
INFECTION COAGULATION, SEDIMENTATION, FILTRATION, DISINFECTION / MARI NOVOTNY-JONES:
A 9 HOUR PERFORMANCE/MEDITAION ON CONTAIMINATION AND THRIST Performance Time: 1pm to 10pm
In this performance, I will examine the desire for an essential material in spite of the impossibility of attaining it. Through the metaphor of the availability of clean drinking water, (access denied to more than a billion people worldwide), viewers can experience the bounty of seemingly endless supplies of developed nations natural resources compared to the limited and dangerous resources shared in developing countries. The consequences of our naive belief in eternal sustainability have begun to surface in our own country to divesting and fatal circumstances.
Saturday the 12th of November at Grace Exhibition Space:
Ongoing: Social Practices Arts Network (SPAN) site: practice documentation
Ongoing: Urban Layers INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION
3:30pm and ONGOING: Mari Novotny-Jones in 9-Hour Performance of INFECTION, COAGULATION, SEDIMENTATION, FILTRATION, DISINFECTION.
4:00pm: Open Discussion: documenting, proposing, and theorizing social
practiced, engaged processes, and performance art. 5:00: Gelsey Bell
6:00: Christina de Roos and Thomas Bell (Spread Art)
7:30: Aliza Simons (radio transmission)
8:00: Nate Hill (play online game here)
8:30: Angela Washko
9:00: Anna Jane McIntyre
skype performance of Fill It In Yourself story cards
10:00: Hector Canonge
10:30pm: Dave Ruder's Why Lie?
Artist-curators, theorist-artists, and inter-disciplinary performers who wear "many hats" and come from many different performance backgrounds come together to share their work. Live participatory performances, talks, open bar, hands-on radio broadcasting from the space, and more!
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR FALL PROGRAM:
TUESDAYS, 7-9 PM
NEW! WORKSHOP/CLASS: MAKING FLUXUS ACTIONS!
This is a new series being presented by the Directors of the Grace Exhibition Space and visiting artists, to attempt to answer that eternal question,
"What is FLUXUS Performance Art and How Can I Make It?"
With discussions on performance art, its histories and its genres
FRIDAYS 9-11 PM $5 DONATION
LIVE PERFORMANCE ART SERIES
NEXT: November 18: Fausto Grossi,Verity Combs, Nina Boas, Anya Liftig ON HIATUS December-January NEXT EVENT: Friday, February 3, 2012
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE IN BROOKLYN, NYC
Grace Exhibition Space, since 2006, is the only gallery in New York City devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging performance works by the current generation of international performance artists, whether emerging, mid career or established.
Being a Brooklyn loft, our events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer. This is how performance art is meant to be experienced, and our mission is the glorification of performance art.
�Grace Exhibition Space is the sole gallery in this city that shows specifically, in its most intentionally narrow definition, Performance Art.� Patricia Milder, The Brooklyn Rail (May, 2011)
�Through such intimate encounters between performance groups and their guests, they could follow in the spirit of Yoko Ono�s Chamber Street loft or the Surrealist soirees of Paris� - Warren Fry, The Brooklyn Rail (August, 2007)