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Of Evacuation- Exhibition Opening and Performance



September 20- October 19, 2013

Opening reception and performance will be held  Friday, September 20, 8-10pm

A state of emergency and anxiety, aggression, social turbulence, policed mechanisms of power display, tightened supervision over manifestations of freedom, dependency, areas of unpopulation; the state of instability.

These are only some of the associations that could come to mind once approaching the theme of evacuation, and are each part of the ambient vocabulary at this exhibition that focuses on performance; on the possibility of maintaining the performance after the performer had left. Dealing with all that was left behind.

On view (alongside the dynamic living exhibition of Lital Dotan & Eyal Perry) will be video installation of fragmented performances, installation of performance scores, performance sculptural remains, accumulating archive of performance remains, video and photography documentations- and above all hovers the suggestion of a performative mechanism for audience accumulation through multiple actions by performance facilitators.

This continues the framing logic from the past year, in which through the titles of works that were mostly named after contemporary police mechanisms of crowd control ('Public Safety', 'Snatch and Release', 'Other Than Designated Spot') and suggested codes of behavior for individuals in massive protests ('I Am Not Resisting'), attempted to link whatever happens at Glasshouse to a certain socio-political pulse, manifesting the political aspects of being private and public.

Glasshouse is the art-life-lab of artists Lital Dotan & Eyal Perry, hosting artistic practices that are based on performance, participatory and time based art in the domestic sphere. Glasshouse in Williamsburg hosts performances, screenings, workshops, residency program and events, all dedicated to promote deeper understanding of performative practices and social discourse.

Events are open to the public (suggested donation of $10/ DNA donation)

Earlier Event: March 8