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On the morning of Saturday March 27, 2010, the MoMA opened with Marina Abramovic seated facing a table and an empty chair, on schedule, ready to receive visitors as part of her ongoing marathon performance “The Artist is Present.” But this day was different, as the first visitor in line was a young woman who showed up dressed in a long blue dress and a black braid swept over one shoulder. Read on for an interview with the doppleganger, performance artist Anya Liftig.
Like the Pabst Blue Ribbons that Brooklyn-based performance collective Radiohole hands out each evening it takes the stage, the latest Performance By Radiohole is best consumed vigorously, in between more potent substances.
Our friends at P.S.122 are offering BOMB readers a special discounted ticket offer for Richard Maxwell’s ADS, playing through the weekend. Buy one get one free when you use code BOMB123 here. But you have to act fast, there’s a limited number and the shows will sell out! Trailer after the jump.
In PS122’s downstairs theater—a small square of a stage surrounded by black bricks—a handsome, scruffy Parisian named Jonathan Capdeville sat on a wooden chair with a boombox to his left and a duffel bag to his right. For Gisèle Vienne’s Jerk, based on the short story by Dennis Cooper, Capdeville played David Brooks, an earnest prisoner traumatized by his teenage crimes (along with Wayne Henley, Brooks assisted the Texan serial killer Dean Corrl in raping, torturing, and murdering more than 20 boys in the mid-1970s). Watching Capdeville re-enact Corrl’s murders, which are coolly ironized by his sleeveless t-shirt (“Humanity is overrated”), you’d be forgiven for wanting a little breathing room.
In my opinion, the true test of a good magic trick is that after it’s performed, you don’t want to know how it’s done. Questions about magic tricks are like money—it’s a good feeling to have them jingling contentedly in your pocket. When I went to watch the Glenn Kaino/Ryan Majestic magic show at the Slipper Room the other night, I really didn’t have a clue what I was in for.
Alexandre Singh’s “The Alkahest,” Omer Fast’s “Talk Show,” Shana Moulton’s “Erratic Anthropologies,” and Tan Lin’s “Chalk Playground”/”LitTwitChalk” On Monday, November 9th, I attended the first of four performances by Alexandre Singh at White Columns gallery in the West Village. When I arrived chairs were arranged in a circle in the gallery, facing an overhead projector. As the performance began the lights went off and the audience could hear a voice starting to tell a story.
I just received an update from Amir Mogharabi. He’ll be performing “Discussion Around a Stone” at X Initiative this Thursday (Sept 24). So, RSVP ASAP, read our BOMB On The Inside conversation, and then head over to this dynamic event. Amir has created a performance that should not be missed.
International Hip-Hop choreographer Rennie Harris on his inspiration and education through dance.
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