Social Practices Arts Network (SPAN)
Panoply Lab Conference
The second in a series of creative production conferences, Conference of Work: Operations and Participations is part group exhibition and part theoretical thinktank.
These November weekends 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 ALL DAYS. 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: Open source and socially engaged forms operate in new ways as developments in interactive technology both online and in live performance multiply. Audience expectations shift, and artistic modes of production meet institutional structures as bubbles burst, grassroots political organization meets performance, and more individuals cognize themselves as artists. How are our concerns evolving now, postdramatically, post-modernly, and perhaps post-humanly? How does the institutional rhetoric surrounding �community involvement� and �social 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.
Social Practices Arts Network (SPAN) site and interviews: come discuss your practice for archiving
Fill out story cards for the initial stage of Anna Jane McIntyre�s piece, to be performed Sat. the 12th
4:00-7:00pm: Dimanche Rouge Skype Exhibition and Simultaneous Performance:Alexandre Pombo-Mendes
7:30: Jules Rochielle skype
PLEASE JOIN US FOR ALL OF OUR FALL PROGRAM:
TUESDAYS, 7-9 PM
NEW! WORKSHOP/CLASS: MAKING FLUXUS ACTIONS!
FRIDAYS 9-11 PM $5 DONATION
LIVE PERFORMANCE ART SERIES
NEXT: Paris Biennale Workshops
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS 1-5 PM EXHIBITION OF ARTIFACTS AND DOCUMENTATION
at GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE 840 Broadway, 2nd Floor Brooklyn 11206
SATURDAYS 6:30-8:30 PM
BARSIDE CHATS WITH GRACE SPACE at ZEBULON bar/cafe in Williamsburg
Informal discussions about the Friday night performances, and performance art in general. We can also screen work, so if you have a piece you want to show/discuss/chat about, please bring
ZEBULON: 258 Wythe Avenue. Brooklyn, NY 11211 (between Metropolitan Ave & North 3rd St) link below:
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)