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Performeando: Alien

Saturday, March 21st, 8 PM
Organized by Hector Canonge

PERFORMEANDO (Spanglish word, coined by artist Hector Canonge in the context of Live Action Art) refers to the creation of an event, presentation, act, action, and/or artistic corporal expression. PERFORMEANDO is the first Performance Art project / program focusing on featuring works of performance artists who identify themselves as Latin/o/a or Hispanic living and working in the United States. Created in 2013, Canonge’s new initiative was launched in New York City based on his observations and reflections about the need to foster the production, development, and presentations of performance art works by artists of Hispanic origin.

PERFORMEANDO serves as platform for dialogue, exchange, and fosters collaborations based on the premise of experimentation and exploration of Live Action Art in the context of the Hispano-American experience in the United States. The presentations in the city and abroad have contributed to a better understanding of the concerns, experiences and creative processes of participating artists. Since 2013, PERFORMEANDO has been presented in collaboration with spaces in the NYC area in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. In 2014, the program was presented and introduced to worldwide audiences during the Month of Performance Art in Berlin, Germany. For 2015 PERFORMEANDO will broaden its scope reaching out to Latin America to work with artists from various countries who have been making an impact in the development of Arte Acción. The exchange of experiences, ideas, and practices in performance will further contribute to the growth of participating artists and independent art spaces in the Americas.

"Alien" -PERFORMEANDO's second event program for 2015 will take place at the GLASSHOUSE Art Life Lab in Brooklyn. Participating artists will explore the and treat notions pertaining to citizenship, legality, otherness and strangement in the context of migration politics in the USA. Questions such as: Who is an alien? What is an alien in the USA? Where do aliens come from? as well as ideas about alienation, marginalization, assimilation and inclusion will be treated. The program consists of 15 minutes performances by artists selected from a city-wide open call.


Earlier Event: February 17
Later Event: March 27
Hatred of Solitude