Hector Canonge and Camila Cañeque present the durational, site-specific performance and public intervention inspired by the transient nature of people, and the ephemeral relevance of historical figures. The performance evokes the complex relationship, influence, and dependence between the colonizer and the colonized, the lover and the enemy, the Old and New Worlds, the Americas and Europe, and the present with the past.
Canonge, in an Andean peasant outfit, and Cañeque, in a typical Spanish Flaminco dress, lay still at the site for three hours with the intention of resisting the everyday tumultuous urban life and provoking passers by to stop and reflect on notions of race, identity and migrations around the world.
Queens bound E, F, R, M and #7 Trains to Roosevelt Avenue & 74th Street. Walk on 74th Street to 37th Road Pedestrian Plaza is to the left.
Worlds Together, Worlds Apart is presented as part of ITINERANT 2012, Festival for Contemporary Performance Art, supported by QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development. Special acknowledgements to the office of Jackson Heights Council Member Daniel Dromm, Detective Johnson and officers of NYC Police, 115th Precinct.
ITINERANT 2012 focuses on live performative works that treat notions of intimacy, self-reflection, and introspection. Artists working in Contemporary Performance Art were selected to participate from an open call that attracted more than 175 local, national and international submissions. Forty five artists will be featuring new and existing works that explore the program’s theme over a period of 5 weeks starting on March 30 - May 12, 2012.
ITINERANT is presented in New York City on the following dates and in collaboration with the following venues: Queens: Saturday, April 21st, 6 – 9 PM at Crossing Art Gallery; Manhattan: Saturday, April 28th, 7 – 10 PM at Floor 4 Art; Bronx: Sunday, April 29th, 6 - 9 PM at Bronx Art Space; Staten Island: Saturday, May 5th, 6 - 8 PM at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art - Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden; and Brooklyn: Friday, March 30th, 8 – 11 PM at Grace Exhibition Space.
Program (borough, date & time, venue):
* BROOKLYN: Friday, March 30th, 8 - 11 pm at Grace Exhibition Space
* QUEENS: Saturday, April 21st, 6 - 9 pm at Crossing Art Gallery
* MANHATTAN: Saturday, April 28th, 7 – 10 pm at Floor 4 Art
* BRONX: Sunday, April 29th, 6 - 9 pm at Bronx Art Space
* STATEN ISLAND: Saturday, May 5th, 6 - 8 pm at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
37th Road Pedestrian Plaza at 74th Street in Jackson Heights, Queens:
* Every Friday, April 6th – May 4th, 3 – 6 PM: “Worlds Together, Worlds Apart,” a durational
* Saturday, May 12th, 3 – 6 PM: Closing Event with performances by Chloe Bass, John Cichon,
performance collaboration between Camila Cañeque and Hector Canonge.
Nancy Nowacek, Lizzie Scott, and Priscila Stadler.
QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, is under the direction of artist, Hector Canonge, who launched ITINERANT in Queens in 2011. Canonge explains that ITINERANT is “the first program for performance art in this borough,” and that he “wants to introduce audiences to this art form as well as to create dialogue and exchange among artists coming from all over to the festival. ITINERANT started as a mini-festival with handful of local artists presenting their live performances at Crossing Art Gallery, I wanted to create the same in larger scale in NYC." Canonge adds that the experience has been an incredible challenge. "To be able to collaborate with organizations and galleries in the five boroughs, to have their support and trust that I could carry such enterprise has been a major incentive in organizing the event.” QMAD, under the leadership of Canonge, presents the monthly LGBT film series CINEMAROSA, the annual program Framing AIDS, and the monthly art series A-Lab Forum.
More information: www.qmad.org/itinerant or email: firstname.lastname@example.org