Performance Heart at Grace Exhibition Space "YIN THE OCEAN"
Live Performances by Valerie Kuehne, Lxs Hu3rFan0s/pUt0s/Cri0s, Ana Lieberman, and Amber Lee. Curated by Courtney Leigh Novak
Valerie Kuehne is a cross-pollinated work of chaos. Fusing together music, performance art, narrative, and experimental curation, she has been told that, "if this music thing doesn’t work out, she’d probably make an awesome cult leader." (Boston Public Space).
After moving to New York to study Philosophy at The New School, Ms. Kuehne has systematically bifurcated her time between touring the planet, performing in as many unexpected settings as possible, and
building a community for experimental music and performance art in New York. Her series, The Super Coda, is an experimental cabaret that has united electrifying performers 5 years running.
Ms. Kuehne’s work operates under principles of surprise, and investigates obsession, comedy, decay, forensic pathology, sex, hypnogogia, viscera, death. She created and composed for the ensemble Dream Zoo and is one third of the improvised music trio Prehistoric Horse.Valerie Kuehne
We are a queer-dada performance-terrorism ensem-ble, a laviscious monad-plural becoming-animal, the dregs of an illiterate textual inversion, the problem of a digital hybrid, the pre-apocalyptic mists of the past. INVENTORY: we bring an assem-blage of religious structures, puppet diagrams, miniaturized ecolo-gies of
social fungi, the mask from tall greece to middle africa, hairy wild god armies in neon jumpsuits, massive revelationist geni-tal paraphernalia, happy packing childhood detournment, the royal family's stolen garbage heaped into strange weapons, wet uncanny cthonic husks, base ideologies and naive dogmas, furious astonomical mathematics paradigms, total poverty as pop univer-sal, slobbery sex analyses, the
mammaries of a textual understand-ing, concrete abstractions, street police ethics abnormalities around musical paste hate crimes, the obscene video game adaptations of boring perpetual rhizomes, and
wastrel poetries in the wee nights.
Ana Lieberman and Micaela Carolan
Ana Lieberman currently uses performance as a mode of teaching and a way of influencing “life” and “reality”. Her background in painting influences her use of space and the order of events that occur next to one another in a piece. She received her BFA from Cooper Union in 2012. She has had work in group shows and has performed both solo and collaborative projects in multiple galleries in the Bushwick and Lower East Side areas this past year.
Micaela Carolan is a multimedia artist whose work incorporates narrative film, live performance, hidden cameras and found footage in an ongoing investigation into the fading divide between public and private experience. Chance is encouraged, leaving room for her work to be undone by the technologies necessary for the existence of the work itself.
Micaela Carolan has a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art and has presented works throughout the US and Netherlands including Knockdown Center, The Cage, La Mama Galleria, and alternative collective shows in New York City where she currently resides.Micaela Carolan
Amber is an artist based in the United States. She has done performances in Chicago, New York, Boston, Toronto, Berlin, Paris, and The Netherlands working with several different performance groups including a European tour with Non Grata. Amber’s time based performances center around ritual, invoking and inviting the audience to take part in an experience, rather than viewing a work. In addition to performing, Amber continues to work in theatre, photography, video, and writing.Amber Lee