April   3, 8-10pm: [TABULA RASA] opening reception
April   3, 8-10pm: Meghann McCrory's exhibition reception
April 10,                 Ali Prosch's exhibition reception
April 13, 2 - 7pm:  CalArts MFA Open Studios 2008
April 17, 9-11pm:  [TABULA RASA] closing reception
April 17, 9-11pm:  Michiko Yao's SHOJOHOLIC reception

Monday, April 14, 2008

Performance 1

We had our first major performance last Thursday and I wanted to post some images of it here. I slowly dug a hole in the side of the cube to reveal Ali who emerged from the cube to exchange places with me.

The piece wasn't originally meant to be interactive, but our exuberant audience took up tools and helped to 'free' Ali. We were surprised but happy that the spirit moved some of our viewers to become participants and it brought up an interesting conversation about performance, audience and what conditions might create an expectation of interaction. We also talked about the role (or death?) of the author, architecture and access, and ideas of exchange.

There will be more performances tomorrow and Wednesday - I'll post times here so check back...

Spontaneous audience participation....
Ali emerges...
Meghann crawls in...
...and boards up the hole with translucent plexi, turns a light on....

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