Event Details

"The Future Is Now!"

Time: November 19, 2010 at 9pm to November 20, 2010 at 1am
Location: Grace Exhibition Space
Street: 840 Broadway
City/Town: Brooklyn
Website or Map: http://www.grace-exhibition-s…
Event Type: performance, art
Organized By: Grace Exhibition Space
Latest Activity: Nov 9, 2010

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Event Description

Performance Artists from the Boston Museum School + Peter Kastner/Rodney Dickson

[Germany / Boston]

" The Future is Now! "

Friday, November 19
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
$5 suggested donation

PETER KASTNER with Rodney Dickson

Since 1989 performances, collaborations, group and solo exhibitions in Hamburg, Bremen, Amsterdam, Verona, Venedig, New York, Tokyo, Beijing ...
RODNEY DICKSON: Born in 1956 in Northern Ireland, I grew up during the troubled years of civil disorder that engulfed that country. Having drawn and painted since a child, I have reacted to my early experience by considering the futility and hypocrisy of war through art. http://www.rodneydickson.com

students of artist Tony Schwensen

Cathy McLaurin: I use common objects in uncommon ways, transforming my body in order to create a dreamlike atmosphere with an emotional core.

Erik Benjamins explores social ritual with optimism and informality. His practice necessitates participation and exchange, reflecting a desire to investigate the successes and failures of communication within and across cultural contexts. For this exhibition I am facilitating a portable tasting station incorporating audio, text and image.
Erik received a BA, double majoring in Communication Studies and Studio Arts at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA and is currently a second year MFA candidate in Studio Art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in affiliation with Tufts University. Erik Benjamins: http://erikbenjamins.com

Sarah Hill: This is what I have been thinking about this semester? Does Artaud intend his ?theatre of cruelty? to be an act of love? ... It can be seen, as an act of love, thus is positivity negates the difficulties of power. For Artaud is clear that although the ?theatre of cruelty? is about power over the audience, it is also about empowering the same audience. This is the double bind of love ?? (223 The skin of the Unconscious, 100 years of cruelty). I am wondering if it is even possible for an audience to feel love or anger? Are they not only experiencing the signifiers of love or anger?

Heidi Reynolds is a second year MFA student working primarily in performance, video, and sculpture.

Title: 107,594
Joanna Tam is a Hong Kong-born visual artist working primarily in photography and video. She received a BS degree in Computer Science from Boston College and is currently a MFA candidate at the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Often incorporating performative elements in her practice, she makes work that provokes discourses on issues and social phenomena around the themes of identity and social memory

Title: Out of bounds
By the use of soccer vernacular, Out of Bounds, is the blurring and the revealing of the obvious, understanding, translating, and communicating with equanimity and quietness. The substitution of some seriousness for a bit of absurdity and even humor, finds a balance of ambiguity and specificity. Art has the potential to closely question and activate the space created between two sides of a conflict.
I am interested in how each individual becomes existentially aware of her/his social standing and her/his relationship to those parameters that politically situate us all in the world.

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