Flashbulb: An Exhibition of Performance + Video + Sound

Panoply Performance Laboratory
October 8th, 2016
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
PPL’s Fall 2016 exhibitions

An exhibition of seven performances involving sound, projection and duration that relate to memory, particularly the contracting accuracy/inaccuracy of histories and how those affect our reality. 

The event, titled FLASHBULB, will feature Jose Garza, Valerie Kuehne, Judith G. Levy, Luke Mannarino/Crystal Bateman, Cris Schayer, Kledia Spiro, and Nathaniel Wyrick. CURATED BY Cris Schayer.

A flashbulb memory is a highly detailed, exceptionally vivid 'snapshot' of the moment and circumstances in which a piece of surprising and consequential (or emotionally arousing) news was heard. The term "flashbulb memory" suggests the surprise, indiscriminate illumination, detail, and brevity of a photograph; however flashbulb memories are only somewhat indiscriminate and are far from complete. Evidence has shown that although people are highly confident in their memories, the details of the memories can be forgotten.

Flashbulb memories have six characteristic features: place, ongoing activity, informant, own effect, other effect, and aftermath. Arguably, the principal determinants of a flashbulb memory are a high level of surprise, a high level of consequentiality, and perhaps emotional arousal.

These memories, often vivid yet inaccurate, often form lasting impressions on our selves and change who we are. In this we question the reality of our own histories.

José Garza: www.sentiwere.com,www.transversalproject.com
Valerie Kuehne: www.valeriekuehne.com 
Judith G. Levy: www.judithglevy.com
Luke Mannarino and Crystal Bateman: www.cargocollective.com/lmannarino
Cris Schayer: www.crisschayer.com
Kledia Spiro: www.klediaspiro.com
Nathaniel Wyrick: www.nathanielwyrick.com

Tempting Failure 2016, London, England

Tempting Failure is a festival of international performance art and noise art, showcasing under-represented or extreme artwork that may interrogate risk or challenge preconceptions.

Prior to TF2016, the festival has programmed over 125 artists to perform, mentored 5 graduate artists, booked 39 artist speakers, and supported 25 artists through masterclasses. 

Conceived in 2011, initially as part of his PhD at University of Bristol to examine specific phenomenological concerns around body art, Tempting Failure was founded by Thomas John Bacon.  TF then subsequently expanded to become an annual event and arts organisation.  

Tempting Failure is invested in the support of Performance Art and Noise Art, as well as the professional development of artists at all stages of their careers and the education of all. 

This year Tempting Failure received their biggest intake of applications for the fifth anniversary festival running July 21st - 29th.  400 artists applied from around the world to join them over the nine days of the festival. I have been selected to be an Emergent Artist in this year’s festival in London, England. I will be performing a new work titled “Not an Egg in The Hayloft” on Tuesday July 26th, 2016 in London’s Hackney Showroom, a former print works warehouse.

If you're in the London area in July, then join me during my performance, and witness the work of some really amazing performance artists from around the globe.

Porcelain Slip-Cast eggs / Performance Objects, 2016

Porcelain Slip-Cast eggs / Performance Objects, 2016

Source: http://www.temptingfailure.com/

Danforth Art Annual: 2016 Juried Exhibition

Danforth Art Museum\School presents the Danforth Art Annual: 2016 Juried Exhibition (formerly Off the Wall and Community of Artists), a highly anticipated exhibition featuring some of the top artistic talent in New England. One hundred forty three works by artists at all stages of their careers were selected for the exhibition by Danforth Art Curator and 2016 Juror Jessica Roscio. The exhibition includes both artists who may be familiar to our audiences and those who are new to Danforth Art.

“The range of media and themes represented made the selection process incredibly difficult." says Jessica Roscio. "I was excited to see new takes on traditional media, such as sculpture, painting, and printmaking."

A color reduction silkscreen print was chosen as part of this exhibition. The show runs June 19–August 21, 2016.

Source: http://www.danforthart.org/juriedexhibitio...

Spilt Milk: A Performance Exhibition

Image by  Cris Schayer

Image by Cris Schayer

'Spilt Milk' is a one night performance exhibition taking place at the Thomas Young Gallery. The event will feature the work of four Petrichor Performance Collective members — Elaine Thap, Helina Metaferia, Kledia Spiro and Nathaniel Wyrick, all recent alumni and friends of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

'Spilt Milk' will include a compilation of diverse performative works that visually articulate themes of ephemerality and time through installation and action. Each of the five solo performances will converse with each other and the common issues of memory, identity and belonging. The event will include three hours of performances (some durational and some short form) and a half hour audience participatory pre-event discussion on the role of performance based practices in the gallery context.

Pre-event discussion will begin at 7:00 pm. 
Performances will begin at 8:00 pm and conclude at 11:00 pm. A more detailed schedule will be released closer to the exhibition date

Halfway Through the Dark: New Center NOW & the West End Museum


8 Night, 8 Windows: Halfway Through the Dark

Funded through an Artist grant from the New Center for Arts and Culture and CJP in partnership with the Boston Jewish Music Festival and the Boston Jewish Film Festival. 

A sculptural installation, in collaboration with artist Christian Meade, made of found and collected objects, the installation depicts a darkened domestic interior. As the days of Hanukkah progress, the scene will be illuminated by unexpected and miraculous light sources. The work celebrates the light of home and dispels the long dark of winter.

On view December 6-14th, 2015 at
The West End Museum
150 Staniford St, Boston, MA 02114

Artist Talk 
Friday, December 11th: 7-8 pm

Juried By: 

Eran Egozy, CTO/VP/co-founder Harmonix Music Systems
Dina Deitsch, Director of curatorial projects at GoodmanTaft & former deCordova Museum curator of Contemporary Art
Carol Daynard, artist, collector, and board member of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Randi Hopkins, Associate Director of Visual Arts Boston Center for the Arts

Source: http://www.8nights8windows.com/

Practice, Practicing, and the Perpetual Becoming of Performance

Petrichor Performance Collective and Panoply Performance Lab present a discursive exhibition of performative works in Brooklyn and Boston in conjunction with panel discussions on the legacy of performative practices and collective engagement in both cities. This exchange is curated/organized by Helina Metaferia, Esther Neff, and respective members of Petrichor and Panoply.

Friday, November 7
Panel Discussions 6pm, Performances @ 7-11pm
Saturday, November 8
Performances @ 7-11pm

Participating Artists:
Danielle Abrams, Leah Rafaela Ceriello, Dell M. Hamilton , Tiara Jenkins, Ryan McMahon, Helina Metaferia, Cris Schayer, Bryana Siobhan, Kledia Spiro, Nathaniel Wyrick

I will be performing a piece titled "Searching for the Perfect Gentleman I" on Saturday November 8th at 7:00 pm.

More can be found on the collective website at http://www.petrichorcollective.com/new-events-1/2014/11/7/practice-practicing-and-the-perpetual-becoming-of-performance

New England Photography Biennial

"Every two years, the Danforth Art Museum celebrates contemporary photography through a highly selective exhibition of photographers who live or work in New England. Juried by Francine Weiss, Curator and Loupe Editor at the Photographic Resource Center, Boston, the New England Photography Biennial 2013 showcases exciting and innovative photography by both established and emerging artists."

Two of my emulsion lift pieces, Contemporary and Travel, can be seen at the museum from September 8th – November 3rd, 2013. A gallery talk by Francine Weiss, juror and the Curator and Loupe Editor for the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, will be held Wednesday, October 9th at 12:30pm.