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3 x 6 x 3 #2
July 21, 2011 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
21 July 2011, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
with Tameka Norris, Sinéad O’Donnell, & Jorge Rodolfo de Hoyos
Curated by Dino Dinco
By reservation only.*
3 x 6 x 3 (née “3 x 2 x 3”) is 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 # 2 exhibits the performative work of Tameka Norris, Sinéad O’Donnell & Jorge Rodolfo De Hoyos
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 wait time and make the overall event flow more smoothly. Each performance will last approximately 10 minutes and you will attend a circuit of 3 performances.
Please follow these simple instructions to RSVP for Thursday, 21 July 2011.
We are scheduling arrival times starting promptly at 6:30 pm, every 30 minutes, until 9:20 pm.
Arrival times are as follows:
6:30 – 7:00 pm
7:00 – 7:30 pm
7:30 – 8:00 pm
8:00 – 8:30 pm
8:30 – 9:00 pm
9:00 – 9:20 pm
The final circuit of performances will begin at 9:20 pm. Please plan in advance for traffic, parking, etc. Please send an email to DinoDinco@welcometolace.org with your name, your telephone number, the number in your party and the time you’d like to arrive to begin the circuit. If that particular block of time is full, we’ll let you know what times are available. Your name must be on the list and arrivals in each block are on a first-come basis.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Tameka Norris often stages an exaggerated display of self-mockery and personas, creating tension within the juxtaposition of her body to the objects surrounding it. Located at the intersection of contemporary and popular culture, Tameka’s performance-based works explore the ways music videos, stereotypes and the media have defined her perception of race and identity. This body of work is a result of the conundrum of being simultaneously culturally marginalized and academically privileged. By deploying humor and revealing the deeply personal, Norris plays out a chaotic negotiation of her internal narrative to her external world. Norris completed undergrad at UCLA. She is currently pursuing an MFA at Yale School of Art.
Norris will be performing scores written for the artist in collaboration with Valerie Green, Dan Levenson/John Crooks, Devin Kenny, Alex Segade, Shinique Smith, and William Villalongo. More info at www.tamekanorrisart.com
Sinéad O’Donnell is a dyslexic artist originally from Dublin and based in Belfast since 1995. Her work has been presented in Asia, Canada, Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, North and South America and supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Socrates Erasmus, the Arts & Humanities Research Council, and the British Council. Her performance practice is nomadic, where patterns of travel have broadened her cultural perceptions and influenced her artistic sensibilities regarding time and space. She is also highly active in the Belfast performance art scene, working with local organizations to foster performance art activity and support emerging artists in the community. The critical and artistic core of her solo work explores identity through immediate and mediated encounters with territory and the territorial. Recent performances have been presented at the National Review of Live Art (Glasgow 2010), Art No.11 experimental residency (Japan 2010), ArTrend performance art festival (Taiwan 2009), Gt Gallery project space (Belfast 2009), Shelter 209 (Israel 2009), My Land performance art festival (Croatia 2009), Glassbox exhibition space (University of Ulster Belfast 09), and Paves, Toynbee studios (London 2009). Visit her website for more info at www.sineadodonnell.com
Jorge Rodolfo De Hoyos is a San Francisco-based performance artist, activist and community organizer. His work seeks to create a space to scrutinize, question, construct/deconstruct the systems that hold the personal in relationship to the social, spiritual and ecological. Jorge has worked with artists such as Meg Stuart, Sommer Ulrickson, Paige Starling Sorvillo, and Maria Scaroni as well as two of his current mentors, Keith Hennessy and Sara Shelton Mann. He derives much of his energy from the vibrant communities that abound in San Francisco, especially his close friends working in queer performance and activism. Jorge was born in Los Angeles, has a BA in Cultural Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz, and was recently certified in Permaculture Design.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Dino Dinco was raised by a family of fighting chickens in rural Pennsylvania before moving to Los Angeles as a child. He is an independent curator, filmmaker and artist. His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions in Paris (2005, 2001), Los Angeles (2001), and San Francisco (2009, 2004), as well as in group shows in London, Paris, Antwerp, Hasselt (Belgium), Mexicali, New York and Hamburg. Selections from his photographic series “Chico” were featured at Salon Paris Photo at The Louvre, Paris (2001 – 2002). His work has appeared in publications such as i-D (UK), Dutch (France), Revista Espacio (Mexico), V (US), Vogue Brasil (Brazil), Tokion (Japan), BIG (US), Studio Voice (Japan), Zoo (France) and BUTT (Holland). Dinco’s award-winning short film — “El Abuelo” — premiered at the Tate Modern in London, May 2008 and continues to screen in festivals and schools. His first feature length documentary film — “Homeboy” — profiles gay Latino men who were in gangs and premiered at the 2011 Mardi Gras Film Festival in Sydney. Dinco’s recent exhibition of photographs, installation, and objects, “Todos Somos Putos” (with Julio Torres) was favorably reviewed by novelist and Semiotext(e) co-editor, Chris Kraus, in the December 2010 edition of Artforum. His favorite superhero has always been Underdog.
In addition to his year long residency at LACE as Performance Art Curator (2011 – 2012), Dinco also curated the last two annual LACE winter fundraising events, GUTTED 2010 AND 2011, focusing on how multiple generations of performance artists speak from, about and to the body.
More on Dino at www.dinodinco.com and http://contemporaryperformance.org/profile/DNODNCO