PERFORMANCE HEART at GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE! Featuring Performances by Allison Brainard, 2Shea, Ouija, and The Coccoon Project.
is an artist working mainly in performance and sometimes in video. She has been focusing on developing a process of structured improvisation that allows for performers to make independent choices within a given set of parameters. She is looking for collaborators and you should email her.Alison Brainard:
Ouija began life as a normal Floridian earthling until her parents bartered her off to an alien hive mind (based out of Brooklyn, NY) for scientific research where they taught her how to knit beer koozies and grow hallucinogens. She managed to escape the mothership and joined the Non Grata performance collective and is now a professional slacker.
Normally found in the tropical region of Florida. Unknown origin. Member of the Non Grata performance collective. Member of Thank you, Illegal Trouble, Young Rectums. Performed in NYC, Brooklyn, Florida. Fond of pizza, palm trees, and DMT.
The Coccoon Project
is a collaborative art endeavor that documents and performs the hand-crafted Cocoons with dancers, video projections, sound and music in site-specific performance-installations. CocoonNYC was created by Sherry Aliberti, an architect and performance artist based in New York City.The Cocoon Project creates interactive performance art and colorful temporary installations with the Cocoon. Performers use gestures, poses and noises to express ideas about form, shape and movement in space and memory. Utilizing sound, projections and fragrances, the experience is different every time. Influenced by Martha Graham and Ernesto Neto a fabric enclosure provides freedom for the performer/muse to become a morphing sculpture. Structurally, these postures represent a scale model of an architecture and materiality based on the forces of the body.Sherry Alberti: