This two-fold event opened with a week long group exhibition, which ends Friday July 24. If you have not had a chance to experience the exhibition there is still a little bit of time left! For part two, the gallery will be emptied of all objects for a weekend of live art, performance art, dance, and movement, July 25 & July 26. This will be the first time live performance enters and completely takes over Songs for Presidents intimate gallery space. The performance program is filled with an amazing group of performers from New York City and beyond. To be shared with the public will be invigorating new works, existing works, durational performances and short intense pieces – creating a dynamic, must see, weekend of live performances in Bushwick.
PROGRAM OF PERFORMANCES IN ORDER
Saturday July 25 | Live Performances | 12–5pm
Hoesy Corona | 2 hours
Angela Freiberger | 20 minutes
Verónica Peña | 25 minutes
Amélie Gaulier-Brody | 20 minutes
Amélie Gaulier-Brody & Marion Bizet | 15 minutes
Sara Jimenez | 20 minutes
Saturday July 25 | A Menu Of Gestures | 5:00- 6:30pm
Following the main performance program, drinks will be served followed by ‘a menu of gestures’. Artists have been invited to perform 5-minute gestures that return us back to the idea of the body and emotions.
Sunday July 26 | Live Performances | 12-6:30pm
Shola Cole aka. Pirate Jenny | 40 minutes
Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow | 12 minutes
Geraldo Mercado | 15 minutes
Rudi Salpietra | 20 minutes
Chun Hua Catherine Dong | 1.5 hours
Maria Fernanda Hubeart | 20 minutes
Mark Jeffrey Hayes | 30 minutes
Kledia Spiro | 45 minutes
* To note: performances start at midday on both days
* Info about performer’s and their performances can be found online atnop2015.tumblr.com
PROJECT AND GALLERY INFO
Mover of NOP & Artist as Curator | Frances Cooper
Songs for Presidents
1673 Gates Avenue (basement), Ridgewood, NY 11385
L or M train to Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenue
About the event: With an emphasis on the body in movement - socially and physically - the artists and works performing in NOP’s inaugural event, speak towards an extra felt language of the body, not immediately translatable, but emotive, gestural, descriptive, which unfolds feelings in, on, and around the body, to reveal an architecture of emotions. This body can be found oscillating between endless postural stances, gestures and actions, composed and proposed, in the subtleties and hardness of moments. The emotionality of the body is not only seen, heard and felt to be moving through a wealth of articulations, demands, and complexities but also reveals a deeper encounter felt between bodies. The experience of the art presented in this two-fold event, offers the public to read the exterior life of the body, the emotions worn physically, as a non-subservient complex to the inner life of the body.
Notes On Performance is a nomadic project, collecting, staging, and taking notes across performance disciplines. Multifarious in nature, NOP includes events; exhibitions and festivals, planting shared workspaces across cultural spheres.