Esther Neff reflects on “Words and [ ]”, a durational conference produced by School of Making Thinking (SMT) in Montreal, May 6-8, 2016.
Relational March Day 25-31 32 days hath the Relational March, a tour through 24 towns by two performance art duos/collective, Panoply Performance Laboratory (Esther M. Neff and Brian J. McCorkle) and Future Death Toll (Edward G. Sharp and David I. Griess). Through the daily making
Relational March Day 21-25 In Akron, Ohio, we perform at Rubber City Noise‘s RCNCAVE, curated by Lisa Miralia. On the third floor of an abandoned building, a wall of speakers, low light, and plastic-covered windows set the scene for a mixed-discipline night that begins with the
Relational March Day 17-20 In Minneapolis, Emily Gastineau and Billy Mullaney (who work together as Fire Drill) have braved the cold long enough to curate an incredible show at The White Page of primarily “post-dance” works, including a piece by Samantha Johns (involving chocolate milk, dominoes
Relational March Day 10-16 After performances at SPATIVM in Lincoln, NE (part of Parrish Studios), Public Space One in Iowa City, IA and Evolution Arts Collective in Madison, WI and other brief public stunts, PPL and Future Death Toll attempt to respond to clusters of
Relational March Day 7-9 ‘the role of artworks is no longer to form imaginary and utopian realities, but to actually be ways of living and models of action within the existing real, whatever the scale chosen by the artist’ (Nicolas Bourriaud, Relational Aesthetics p. 13).
Day 4-6: Lexington/Louisville, KY We are here in Lexington at the University of Kentucky on the invitation of Rae Goodwin and Dmitry Strakovsky. We met Dmitry briefly last year at Grace Exhibition Space, he is (among many other things) a performance artist. We met Rae
Relational March Day 3: Columbus, Ohio Everybody, regardless of categorical identification across racial, class-based, cultural, and lingual differences agrees: young white people from the Midwest do not belong in Brooklyn. Go back to where you came from, take your contact mics and your kale-chips and
Day One: Washington D.C In the car on the way from Brooklyn to D.C., the invitation to write a tour blog becomes a reoccurring topic, popping up like a commercial between moments. We begin a kind of joke-trope which beings “Dear Andy…(Horwitz).” Dear Andy: today