To see some images of last month’s performance, Discrete | Diskret in NYC, please view the album on the Longva+Carpenter Facebook page.
We are gearing up for our trip to Sokolovsko, Poland later this month to offer a related performance and teach a performance workshop during Contexts: The International Festival of Ephemeral Art. More soon!
Longva+Carpenter’s performance work from 2012, SHELTER, is featured as today’s post on IMMATERIAL, the new blog/publication by the Marina Abramovic Institute.
Thanks to Rochester Contemporary Art Center where it was performed, and photographers Kaci Smith and Devin Henry.
Direct link is here.
Longva+Carpenter thank NOoSPHERE Arts for a great evening for our multi-part, work-in-progress performance, Discrete | Diskret. Here is a peek at just one of the parts. More images coming, soon!
Photo: Diane Dwyer
A woman in a shimmering gold dress echoing the frames on the walls of the Musée d’Orsay, walks into one of the institution’s most famous galleries. She proceeds to sit down in front of Gustave Courbet’s “Origin of the World” (1866) and pull up her dress—
via hyperallergic the video shows the brief performance and the crowds reaction (spoiler alert, its applause), but it also shows an amazingly calm museum staff who take their time resolving the situation
the artist’s name is Deborah de Robertis (via: nearlya)
Performance Works-in-Progress by Longva+Carpenter
June 6, 7pm – 9pm, with artists’ reception
251 E Houston Street, NYC
Longva+Carpenter are pleased to present an evening of short but linked performance works-in-progress exploring the nature of expectation, both external and internalized. In ways both global and personal our culture glorifies dehumanization through isolation. In response, the artists strive to honor our messy, mismatched, embodied humanity.
Below are some links to information about the mysterious beating of performance artist Lee Wen after he made public comments about the Chinese Government as related to another recently arrested performer, Chen Guang.
Note from a performance curator, sent to the paper, correcting the press errors in the linked article:
"I would really appreciate if you please could make a statement correcting your article on He Yunchang who’s work you recently wrote about.
For some reason that goes beyond my understanding you are mixing two works in your article on this great Chinese artist, i.e. One RIb froo 2008 and One Meter of Democracy (Chinese title is Asking the Tiger for its Skin) from 2010.
You write about them as if it was one work. One Meter of Democracy has nothing to do with One Rib. Both performances were realized in different years, and have of course not the same meaning. Describing them as one work kills of course the signification of each work.
I don’t know how you can make this grave journalistic error, but I do hope that you have some kind of journalistic deontology and can make a correction.”
Jonas Stampe, curator
Bob Dylan turns 73 this month. In honor of the great Bard the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is hosting a performance on his birthday, May 24, by artist Linda Mary Montano. For the occasion, Montano will lip-synch to Dylan’s songs for seven straight hours on a 14-foot lift stationed outside of the entrance to Byrdcliffe’s Kleinert/James Center for the Arts in Woodstock.
The performance artist made himself punch a clock every hour for a year, in a work now recognized as seminal.
From May 5 – June 9, 2014 Culturebot founder Andy Horwitz will offer five lectures on live performance in the 21st century.
Wish I could be there for all of these!
Ten packed days of performances, plays, readings, parades and exhibitions filled with the blend of raunch and warmth as only Tom Murrin could masterfully mix it! More info here.
A young man stands on a sidewalk in Caracas, Venezuela holding a sign that reads, “De niño eran mis héroes. Ahora me reprimen.” (“As a child they were my heroes, now they repress me”).