2014

For the Disappeared

Roberto de la Torre performing at Artscape Youngplace

By Jenn Snider On the last day of the festival, November 2nd, 2014, Roberto de la Torre opened the final set of performances. It is safe to assume that most who gathered that chilly late Fall afternoon didn’t know what to expect from de la Torre. Having had the opportunity to speak with him a …

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Maria Hupfield: While you were away

Maria Hupfield performing at Artscape Youngplace

By Jenn Snider Back in 2012, Maria Hupfield performed Fixed Time as part of the 9th annual 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art. In that piece, Hupfield used her body as means to confront the ways memories interfere and/or aid in performance art documentation. She utilized strategies of oral storytelling alongside common everyday objects and …

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Dispatch I from Landsgemeinde

claude wittmann performing at Artscape Youngplace

By Alison Cooley claude wittmann has only one egalitarian action on the list which he promised to develop over the course of Radio Equals. Fittingly, the action on his list is exactly what he has been doing all week: Have a conversation about equality while trying to be egalitarian. wittmann introduces us to the Swiss …

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Theo Pelmus: Immaculate Abjection

Theo Pelmus performing at Artscape Youngplace

By Alison Cooley The floor is littered with objects in Theo Pelmus’s performance. Part installation, part stage set, the scene includes two projections on opposing walls of a small kitsch Pieta sculpture (bits of gold leaf and a stuck-on butterfly clinging to it in the wind), small bottles of baby powder, wine, and honey, a …

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Unruly Foodstuffs

Basil AlZeri performing at Artscape Youngplace

By Alison Cooley Basil AlZeri, clad in a white dress shirt, hands neatly folded across a pristine white-clothed table, announces that his performance will be called “The Death of Performance Art.” It seems absurd to me that no one has ever given this title to their work before—a cursory Google search yields only a lot …

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