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Exhibition Detail
2012 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
10 “I” Street, SW
Washington , D.C. 20024


October 4th, 2012 - October 7th, 2012
 
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> DESCRIPTION

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4
> Chajana denHarder - Singularity
The artist explores the desire to connect/return to a singular point where there is no separation.
time: 2 hours
Pool, 7pm

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
> Andrew Wodzianski - Self Portrait as Ishmael
36 hour endurance performance replicating the survival of Herman Melville's protagonist in Moby Dick. Floating on a casket-turned-life buoy, the artist/Ishmael is left to silently contemplate the folly of man until his rescue.
time: 36 hours
Pool, 5am

> Ian McDermott - A Brief Demonstration of Interference Theory
The musical/sound performance will take place at four sculptures located on the ground level of the fair.
time: 30 minutes
Performance Area/Room 1, 12pm

> Holly Bass - Come Clean
A ritualized performance in which strangers are invited to wash the artist’s hair and engage in structured dialogue. By allowing others to wash her hair, the artist evokes the relationship between mother and child, as well as ideas of culture,
identity, privacy, pleasure, renewal and surrender.
time: 45 minutes
Room 1, 3:30 pm

> David B. Smith - Collaborative Karaoke
Doom Trumpet, a blindfolded one-man band with multiple personalities, will invite audience members to sing - karaoke-style - to his new album with him.
time: 45 minutes
Performance Area/Room 1, 5:30pm

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
> Holly Bass - Come Clean
A ritualized performance in which strangers are invited to wash the artist’s hair and engage in structured dialogue. By allowing others to wash her hair, the artist evokes the relationship between mother and child, as well as ideas of culture,
identity, privacy, pleasure, renewal and surrender.
time: 45 minutes
Room 1, 1 pm

> Ian McDermott - A Brief Demonstration of Interference Theory
The musical/sound performance will take place at four sculptures located on the ground level of the fair.
time: 30 minutes
Performance Area/Room 1, 4pm

> Andrew Wodzianski - Self Portrait as Ishmael
Endurance performance replicating the survival of Herman Melville's protagonist in Moby Dick.
time: culmination of 36 hour performance
Pool, 5pm

> Chajana denHarder - Singularity
The artist explores the desire to connect/return to a singular point where there is no separation.
time: 2 hours
Pool, 5pm

> Sheldon Scott - Down in the Valley
Related to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” – this spoken word performance confronts the idea of Civil Rights as a continuum, not a destination, championed by a new minority in each subsequent incarnation.
time: 1 hour
Performance Area/Room 1, 5:30 pm

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7
> J.J. McCracken - The Huntress
The artist constructs a portrait of a woman punished for voicing political opinion in the Capitol Hill neighborhood less than two centuries ago. Through details
mined from DC history, a character sketch emerges through performative gesture.
time: 1hour
Performance Area/Room 1, 1 pm

> Chuckwuma Agubokwu - The Portrait of the Artist as a Greek Myth
A relational, mixed-media performance consisting of an artist talk and Q & A focusing on the artistexhibition at the fair last year. The work explores concepts of failure and rebirth.
Performance Area/Room 1, 3pm

DAILY, throughout the FAIR:
> Mandy Cano Villalobos - Voces
This is a performative installation commemorating the femicide victims of Juarez, Mexico. In this ongoing project, the artist embroiders the names of individual women into old shirts as a ritual of homage and mourning. While murders continue in Ciudad Juarez, Cano continues to sew.
Pool deck, 12pm, various times

> Katie Kehoe - Mary Ellen Likes Free Magazines
Mary Ellen is a transient character, originally from Canada and has taken to flipping through free magazines to get a sense of the places she travels to. At the (e)merge Art Fair, she flips through free magazines collected in DC, reacting to the content while performing for a live and online audience.
Pool deck, 12pm, various times


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