100 Performances for the Hole – SOMArts, SF

I’m very excited to join 99 other radical performance artists in the Bay Area for SOMArts, 100 Performances for the Hole on January 4th from 5:58pm-midnight.  

Considering the shortest piece I’ve done in the last two years was 10 hours and 14 minutes long, 2 minutes is definitely a challenge I’m looking forward to!

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http://www.somarts.org/100performances/

Now in its fourth iteration, 100 Performances for The Hole is a mini-marathon of time-based performance. Each performance lasts just two minutes and takes place in, around, in contradiction of, or is inspired by “The Hole,” a 100-year-old former sand casting pit in the floor of the SOMArts Main Gallery.

The history of the hole is one of radical self-expression and experimentation. The only rules are performances must adhere to a precise time signature of two minutes, and performers may not harm themselves or others. Past performances have included the unorthodox usage of bodily orifices, a set from a heavy metal band, and ritualistic offerings. Who knows what may transpire this year when 100 brave and experimental performers take to the hole?

$12 general admission, $25 VIP admission, discounted tickets available for students/low-income ticket purchasers: http://100performancesforthehole.eventbrite.com/

90-minutes, a performance experiment with visual artist David Böhm

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I met David, who lives and works as a visual artist in Prague, in 2012 while we were both in residence at ZK/U in Berlin.  He is in Berlin for his opening of Based on Paper at Jiri Svesta Gallery and stopped by my studio to enact a 90-minute collaborative piece where, blindfolded and joined by a single rope tied to his drawing hand, both my movements and his direct how each of us interacts with and marks the space.  In this iteration, David drew on a single-sheet of paper – I think we both imagine a longer piece where over time, his markings may take over a space as my movement may become more confined.

ZK/U and Resident Artists featured for Berlin Art Week – (international television debut at 1:16)