Happening 2013: LACE Benefit Art Auction is almost here!
20 October 2011 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Brian Getnick, Alejandra Beatriz Herrera Silva and Samuel White
Curated by Dino Dinco
$ 10 suggested donation and by reservation only.
3 x 6 x 3 # 3 is the final installment of a three part series, each component featuring a circuit of three performance artists executing continuous live work for a rotating audience of six spectators. 3 x 6 x 3 # 3 exhibits the performative work of Brian Getnick, Alejandra Beatriz Herrera Silva and Samuel White. Brian Getnick will be joined by artists Claire Cronin and Corey Fogel.
Since the beginning of what became known as performance art, artists have explored and executed one-on-one works wherein a single artist performs for/with an audience of one. These works can be intensely intimate experiences for both the performer and spectator as they engage in a direct give-and-take; the exchange inherently calls into question the roles of performer and watcher. In increasingly common discourse, spectators of a performance work are thought to also be performing within the work. The one-on-one performance experience may make this notion that much more convincing.
With the intimacy of the one-on-one performance in mind, I’m interested in exploring what arises when very small groups of spectators share an experience of unique performance, particularly when the performer can customize from where the spectators view the work. The viewing arrangement can be fixed -- or not. Thus, the performer engages the spectators not only in the performance itself, but also in a potentially more complex act of negotiation and compliance. If the spectators are directed to face one another, for example, their monitoring of the performance takes on the additional aspect of monitoring one another.
*IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the overwhelming response during the first installment of this series, the artists, curator and LACE feel it best to make this performance by RSVP only. This will help reduce your ...