HECTOR CANONGE + SAMANTHA CC + CAITLIN BAUCOUM + BRIAN MCCORKLE
The body, the movement and the room
HECTOR CANONGE [NYC] Atlas
Performance Art 2018
Hector Canonge is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and cultural producer based in New York City. His work incorporates various forms of artistic expression: Performance Art, Experimental Dance, Multimedia Installation, and Social Practice to explore and treat issues related to constructions of identity, gender roles, and the politics of migration. Challenging the white box settings of a gallery or a museum, or intervening directly in public spaces, his performances mediate movement, endurance, and ritualistic processes. Some of his actions and carefully choreographed performances involve collaborating with other artists and interacting with audiences. His performances and media installations have been presented and exhibited in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Canonge. As cultural producer, Canonge founded and direct the annual Performance Art Festival of NYC, ITINERANT, and started the initiatives: ARTerial Performance Lab (APLAB), an initiative to foster collaboration among performance artists from the Americas, PERFORMEANDO, a program that focuses on featuring Hispanic performance artists living in the USA and Europe, NEXUS a performance platform for Miami Art Week, and PERFORMAXIS, an international residency program in collaboration with galleries and art spaces in Latin America. As curator, he has organized ex
More information: www.hectorcanonge.net
Photo credit: "The Weight of my Desire," Public Intervention, Nicosia-Cyprus, 2018. Still from video by G. Kedzior.
SAMANTHA CC [NYC] Fragmemtina's Motherland
Samantha CC is an interdisciplinary performance artist from Brooklyn, NY. She studied Art-Semiotics at Brown University, with an emphasis on film production. While her background is mainly in film and video, her practice has centered around performance since 2016. Her performances often incorporate original video projections and sound design, and more recently sculptural elements. Much of her work incorporates science fiction and fantasy aesthetics as a means of exploring human fragility and the individuation process. While most of her recent work has been solo performance, she has also worked with choreographers such as Monica Mirabile of Fluct, Lorene Baboushian and Jes Nelson. She has presented work at Roulette Intermedium, The Wild Project, The Untitled Space, Secret Project Robot, The AC Institute, Outpost Artists Resources, The Oak Bluffs African American Literature and Culture Festival and Superchief Gallery to name a few. She also has an ongoing curatorial project called The Great BE which features performance and video work from artists of the African Diaspora.
Performance "Fragmemtina's Motherland" - Fragmentina’s story is a fantastical allegory of displacement, creation of the self, and the African-American experience as a post-modern creative force.
CAITLIN BAUCOM [NYC] with Venïson Man
Caitlin Baucom is a composer, performer and organizer in Brooklyn. Her solo work has shown across the US and Europe at such venues as HERE Arts, Dixon Place, Knockdown Center, Superchief Gallery, Secret Project Robot, Halle 14, Kulturhuset, Mana Contemporary, SIGNAL Gallery and MoMA PS1. As a performer for the Museum of Modern Art, she has interpreted the work of Lygia Clark, James Lee Byars, Yoko Ono and Adrian Piper. In 2016 she began curating in her living room under the umbrella TREVORSHAUS, and has since been invited to presented immersive programming at Secret Project Robot, Knockdown Center, Mana Contemporary, and H0l0, and to develop the 2017 MoMA PS1 Sunday Session SPITTLE OF THE MOON.
BRIAN MCCORKLE [NYC] + Cesspool
Brian McCorkle is a composer, performer, and digital artist. In addition to being a founding member of the composer's collective Varispeed and his work as a solo artist, he is the Co-Director of the Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) with Esther Neff. PPL makes large scale performance art operas in addition to duo and small group performances around the world. PPL also operates a space for experimental music and performance in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
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