Performance by Anya Liftig
Thursday, December 13, 9pm
In ‘Palpitations’ performance artist Anya Liftig will be interacting with the symbol of the heart in various forms, crafting a narrative of love and loss. Viewers are invited to view the performance from the outside looking in.
About The Series
‘Rear Window’ performance series attempts to challenge both the audience and performer, focusing the invited gaze through a residential window exposes participants to the "social contagion" of acting as voyeurs/spectacle; an attempt to explore the very act of looking and being looked at once isolated from the gallery/theater setting and planted in the everyday realm.
The window serves as a frame of the performance as well as the surface separating between audience and performer, giving a film-like experience of the event.
This series follows last year’s ‘Wednesdays’ weekly performance broadcast series, hosting performances which rotated between four domestic spaces of the Glasshouse- living room, kitchen, bath and bed- each offering a different angle on practicing, hosting, teaching and learning performance. The previous year Glasshouse initiated the Neo Domesticity Performance Art Festival- a durational 100 consecutive hours performance festival, hosting works by 50 local and international artists all happening at the Glasshouse residence. With 'Rear Window' Glasshouse further explore performance at the domestic sphere.
About The Artist
Anya Liftig is a writer and performer. Her work has been featured at TATE Modern, MOMA, CPR, Highways Performance Space, Lapsody4 Finland, Fado Toronto, Performance Art Institute-San Francisco, Queens Museum, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, The Kitchen at the Independent Art Fair, Performer Stammtisch Berlin, OVADA, Joyce Soho and many other venues. In “The Anxiety of Influence” she dressed exactly like Marina Abramovic and sat across from her all day during “The Artist is Present” exhibition. Her work has been published and written about in The New York Times Magazine, BOMB, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue Italia, Next Magazine, Now and Then, Stay Thirsty, New York Magazine, Gothamist, Jezebel, Hyperallergic, Bad at Sports, The Other Journal, and many others. She is a graduate of Yale University and Georgia State University and has received grant and residency support from The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Franklin Furnace Fund, KHN Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts, The New Museum, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Flux Projects, University of Antioquia and Casa Tres Patios-Medellin, Colombia. Her first book, a memoir, is forthcoming. www.anyaliftig.com