Come out this Friday and Saturday night — 7pm to 12am each night — for the Maximum Perception Performance Festival at the English Kills Art Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn

A composite view of Jodie Lyn Kee Chow + Zachary Fabri’s “Walk better than sidong” (2009) performance during the 2009 Maximum Perception Performance Festival (click to enlarge)

Curated by Peter Dobill and Phoenix Lights, the 2011 Maximum Perception Festival will take place over two nights and showcase 17 national and international performance artists, focusing on presenting a dynamic range of contemporary performance practice from the best emerging artists in performance.

Maximum Perception will feature newly commissioned performance works in addition to site-specific actions and ongoing projects from all participating artists.

Established as a critically acclaimed festival/exhibition in 2008 to survey the Brooklyn performance art scene, the Maximum Perception Performance Festival has evolved to become a yearly showcase for the forefront of performance art practice in New York City and beyond. The festival has presented over 40 artists in the past two years, with 15 of the 17 artists this year performing at Maximum Perception for the first time.

Door open nightly at 6:30PM

Fri, Jan 14 (7pm-12am)Sat, Jan 15 (7pm-12am)
Joe Nanashe

Anya Liftig

Hiroshi Shafer

Zhenesse Staniec Heinemann

Akiko Ichikawa and Friends

Man Bartlett

AA Bier

Dirk Adams

Sindy Butz

Bru Jø GLDN $ecurity

Rafael Sanchez

Faith Johnson

Alice Vogler

Rob Andrews

Holly Faurot + Sarah H. Paulson

Hyperallergic is the media sponsor of Maximum Perception and will be in attendance both night’s to liveblog the performances. For a taste of what to expect, check out some our liveblogging from last year’s festival and a wrap-up post featuring dozens of photos.

Maximum Perception takes place Friday, January 14 and Saturday, January 15 (7pm – 12am) at English Kills Art Gallery (114 Forrest Street, Bushwick Brooklyn)

Veken Gueyikian is publisher of Hyperallergic.