PERFORMANCE HEART presents "COUPLINGS" Organized by Hector Canonge.
Explores notions of collaboration and interaction between two artists who have paired to present a live action performance. C
Tuesday, April 23
Performance Heart cordially invites you to the program "COUPLINGS" this Tuesday, April 23rd, 9 PM at GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE.
"COUPLINGS" was conceived and organized by artist Hector Canonge to explore notions of collaboration and interaction between two artists who have been paired to present a live action performance. Artists were given a short period of time to implement their ideas and produce their collaborations in relation to open ideas about "pairing" and "duality."
Among the participating artists are Maria Fernanda Hubeaut, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Myles Pflanx, Jolie Pichardo, Allison Wwonderland, and many more.
ON THE SPOT COUPLING: Performance artists willing to participate in the event, can give their names at the door so they can be included in this unprecedented approach to live action art.
If you are willing to meet the challenge, bring your ideas, your props, and get ready to do it !
Maria Fernanda Hubeaut
Maria Fernanda Hubeaut (Argentina) discovered her interests in documentary and artistic photography at the age of 15, and was fascinated by the infinite possibilities of communication and expression of photography. She received a M.A. from the National University of Entre Ríos, Paraná city, Argentina, were she organized and directed workshops of photojournalism for several years. Her work is strongly linked to reality, trying to capture emotions with delicate attention to lights and shadows. Her photographic work has been exhibited in several art galleries, including Rutgers University, Soho Black and White Space, Café Galería Carlitos in Harlem, Times Square, and previously, in Paris France and in Argentinean galleries of Santa Fe, Paraná, Tierra del Fuego and Buenos Aires city. Since 2011 she introduced performance art practice to her work creating individual and collaborative projects.
My recollections come from a childhood reared in the Caribbean, at the edges of standardized Western culture, where daily struggle causes those standards to drift in odd ways. In some ways my idyllic Jamaica no longer exists. An immigrant's memory of their country is both frozen in time and lives a life of its own, and perhaps comes to represent something else entirely. My work aims to pinpoint that fleeting image of a perfect landscape by its raw nature, and wondrous paradox. It is this desire for an ideal landscape that intrigues and invites me to interact with it.
The accumulation of goods, luxurious lifestyles, socio-economic changes, and cultural development carry a political and social intent. The obsession of capital and consumption has informed my process where objects whether functional or not infiltrate a space, questioning its purpose or function. Natural landscapes often set the stage and are combined with media, costuming, and props that are handmade, manufactured, natural and artificial to accessorize the environment.
Most of my work combines performance in the realms of social practice with either ready-made objects or my sculptures or both. Some of these performances address a critical analysis of desire, cultural ideologies, and environmental degradation. Often working with site-specificity, whether in rural to city, suburban to urban I hope to engage the viewer to question respect for societal and cultural norms, and most importantly the state of our natural world.
Performance Artist, musician, and filmmaker. Curator at Fitness Center for arts and tactics. Pflanz’s work combines public action (dragging meat to Riker’s Island, going through garbage in search of clothes) with conceptual performance (stretching barbed wire through the audience, nailing fruit to a wall) and disturbingly well-planned and executed cinematography.
She brings Wonder to the Waistland.
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE for PERFORMANCE ART
Grace Exhibition Space opened in 2006 and is 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. We believe this is how performance art is meant to be experienced.
"There is no designated stage area, blurring the line between audience and performer, and seating is sparse, as participating in the performance is encouraged. The unknown terrifies you, and yet something, maybe this very feeling, pushes you inside. Welcome to Grace Exhibition Space." Terri Ciccoe. Bushwick Daily January, 2013/
"On each night, and in each performance, the human body is redeemed from the mundane and made anew." David Lagaccia, Williamsburg Greenpoint News+Art (June, 2012