OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY!! 8-10 PM TONIGHT!
EXPLORATION + DOCUMENTATION of PERFORMANCE ART
RECORD & GHOST
THURSDAY, APRIL 24 - SUNDAY, APRIL 27
Thursday, April 24
8:00 - 10:00 pm INCIDENT Magazine Launch Party Featuring music by SADAF
plus FREE COCKTAILS Participatory Performances, Protests, Riots, Mayhem
+ View First Online Launch of INCIDENT Magazine at 8 PM TONIGHT: www.incidentmag.com
Friday, April 25
6:00 – 8:00 pm ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: Performance Art Criticism
9:00–11:00 pm PERFORMANCES: Kunj, Ziad Nagy, Monica Bose, Eames Armstrong
Saturday, April 26
4:00 – 6:00 pm ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: Performance Art Documentation
9:00 - 11:00 pm PERFORMANCES: Sandrine Schaefer, Igor Rodriguez, Natalia Panfile, Robert Curring
Sunday, April 27
3:00 – 6:00 pm POST-PERFORMANCE HANGOVER PARTY!
Hosted by La Congelada de Uva [Mexico], Eric Letourneau [Montreal] and Jill McDermid [Grace Exhibition Space]
ABOUT RECORD + GHOST'S Panels and Performances
Curated by Eames Armstrong + Esther Neff
The writing body and the written body, the moment and the memory:
Record & Ghost takes INCIDENT Magazine as a framework for two nights of performances, addressing the role of document, archive, constructions, and remnants in performance itself and long after the fact.
Performances deal individually with the unfixed relationship of now and later, for every subjectivity a new field of questions. Writing about performance can be a reproduction of an original, writing about performance can be a creative performative act, writing about performance can be a practice of being present, writing about performance can be–Record & Ghost. Considering ghost as that which is present and perhaps implicit or ignored–the camera or the history, the ache or the absence. The ghost lingers, it fades or multiplies. The ghosts of those present when we were not, my ghost here when you are gone. Ghost the spectre and ghost the spectator. "Ghost," coupled with the double meaning of record. "Record" as noun and record as verb, always active. Each performance we see is transcribed in our memories, whether forgotten or intensely present. As witnesses, we are recording, we are records. When we transcribe performance, translate it to text, what happens?
The Most Important Magazine of the 21st Century
INCIDENT is a quarterly published arts journal and daily website for the discussion and exploration of performance art through writing and documentation. The journal is focused on developing a healthy and sustainable platform for performance art through an ongoing dialogue on the vocabulary, form, social roles, and historical significance of performance as a discipline and artistic medium. Join us for our launch party on Thursday, April 24th. There will be free cocktails, presentations by INCIDENT's editors, and a special participatory performance to kick off the Creative Summit on Performance and Writing and Record & Ghost. (http://incidentmag.com/) INCIDENT is David LaGaccia, Esther Neff, Laura Blüer, Jill McDermid, Rocio Boliver, Eric Letourneau, Olivia Gagnon, Elizabeth Lamb + YOUView First Online Launch of INCIDENT Magazine:
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE
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.
"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)
"I have found Grace Space to be a breath of fresh air, and a new way to see and experience feelings you may have not faced in a long time. It’s a place to let yourself be exposed, amused, delighted, and terrified all at the same time, and I can say I haven’t experienced this combination of emotions at any gallery or theater I have ever stepped into, and that’s a wonderful thing.
The space provides a refreshing perspective on an art scene that has been somewhat shackled and restrained for quite a bit of time now. Grace Exhibition Space is a brave pioneer as it puts Bushwick, as well as New York City, on the forefront of exploration and exposure into the minds and bodies of artists who are truly gifted, fearless, and unique." Terri Ciccone. Bushwick Daily January, 2013Read the Article Here: