Organized by Sarah Rushford, the group of artists was selected from Emergency Index; an annual anthology of performance documentation published by Ugly Duckling Press and edited by Yelena Gluzman and Sophia Cleary.
The approaches each of these performers take to reach the audience are drastically different from one another and individually they are also refreshingly volatile in tone and intent. Christie Blizard, coming in from San Antonio, claims to be embodied by rock legend Keith Moon. Her costume and monologue are both doubt-worthy and electric, like that of a stand-up-psychic-medium. Libby Rowe, also traveling from San Antonio, performs several works including Pearls of Wisdom in which she works to put on a pair of impossibly long white gloves while reading idiomatic phrases relating to good manners. And Cayla Skillin-Brauchle hailing from Salem, Oregon to be with us at OyG performs Soft Data, in which the artist’s costume functions as an informal polling station and votes are cast by slipping pieces of paper into a custom-made jumpsuit covered in small pockets. All three artists will perform at 3pm and 7pm.