Thursday, December 15, 2011

Live Footage from Performance Art Institute

This live performance of "Navigating a Riot" at "Micromanagement," an evening of performance curated by Sean Fletcher and Isabel Reichert, took place October 15, 2011 at the Performance Art Institute in San Francisco, CA.

The performance consisted of a PowerPoint presentation covering step-by-step instructions for navigating any riot situation, an instruction card for each audience member, and audience participation. I performed as the helpful “Practical Preparedness” guide from my series of videos of the same name. After viewing the presentation, I told the audience to take up their instruction cards, and follow along with basic movements as we went through the top ten tips for navigating a riot.

This body of work focuses on the fear generated by a chaotic world of non-stop technological revolution, impending global climate change, and hyperactive news media. I use humor and absurdist situations as a method for dealing with these challenging topics in an indirect way, resulting in an element of escapism.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Paradoxes in Video moves on to Tehran

Turns out "Paradoxes in Video," which was shown in San Diego earlier this year, has moved on for a brief 1 week engagement at the Mohsen Gallery in Tehran, Iran.

Wednesday at 4:00pm until Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 8:00pm

Sazmanab Project, Tehran | Mohsen Gallery
Mina Blvd., Farzan St., Nadji St.
Zafar, Tehran, IRAN

"Paradox" investigate the contradictions between documentary and performance, fact and fiction, order & chaos. What is real and what is staged? The absurdity of real life, the ambiguity of movement and the enigma of space are some of the perceptions raised in "Paradox".

...Curated by Larry Caveney and Sohrab Kashani
Organized in collaboration with Sazmanab Project, Tehran; and The Garage, San Diego

Krista Caballero, Arthur Tuoto, Ellen Lake, Ellen Mueller, Eric Knowles, Ezra Wube, Kim Engelen, Mel Edelman, Nisha Duggal, Richard Gleaves, Toby Kaufmann Buhler, John Anthony, Yoni Goldstein & Meredith Zielke, Angela Washko, Neil Ira Neddleman, Cara Marisa Deleon, Benjamin Funke, Shahar Marcus, Lauren Marsden, Juan José Herrera

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Third Strike: 100 Performances for The Hole

If you're in the San Francisco area, you won't want to miss "Third Strike: 100 Performances for The Hole."  I'm collaborating with Victoria Skelly on a presentation of one of my Practical Preparedness videos for the hole ("How to Use the Hole in Case of Emergency").
If you're wondering what an array of such brief performances might look like, check out this video.

December 10, 2011, 5:58pm–midnight

SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103