The first monthly program dedicated to the discussion and exploration of various themes in Performance Art, honors Women’s History Month with the program “Performance, Time and Process.”
* After TALKaCTIVE, join us for performances at the Unisphere Fountain in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. THREAD will continue presentations in Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery, in Newburgh, New York, 8 PM.
Participating artists: Rae Goodwin and Máiréad Delaney, Ian Deleón and Agrofemme (Tif Robinette), Camila Cañeque and Hector Canonge.
TALKaCTIVE: perfomance art conversation series is a new program that fosters dialogue and exchange among Live Action Art practitioners, encourages commentary about Performance Art, and prompts reflection about performative processes, methodologies, and styles. Every session is organized around a relevant topic in Performance Art, and the presentation of works by a group of selected artists who share their work, discuss their approach to Live Art, and engage in open conversation with critics, curators, and attending audience. The monthly series consists of a presentation, panel, and open Q&A session where participating artists screen documentation of their work, a curator or critic contextualizes the works presented, and a moderator mediates the exchange of information and resources.
THREAD: A gallery. A museum. An open field. The body as material—producer of words, sounds, gestures, movements, actions—is the connective tissue between three distinct sites. A single work will be enacted in different contexts, thus unfolding and evolving in time before different bodies witnessing the thread. The series investigates the significance of time and process in the evolution of an idea or project, examining the development of a single work as it changes due to context and shifting sites of reception. The presentation of works will take place in multiple locations, moving between institutional frameworks, public spaces, and natural environments: the Queens Museum, Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh, and Rosekill Farm in Rosendale in the Hudson Valley.