A common harrumph can be heard across the room in any performance art gallery when that dreaded word, c-h-o-r-e-o-g-r-a-p-h-y, is said about someone’s work.
The fourth and final week of Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival (BIPAF) included many lectures as performance, the idea of networked performance, and what exactly would a marketplace for performance art mean?
Is it better to see a man walk on broken mirrors until his toes leave bloody red prints across the panes, or listen to the mirrors irregularly shatter in darkness?
The third week of Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival (BIPAF) was a giant celebration of such diverse styles that it was often hard to believe that it was all unified under the category of performance art.
The Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival (BIPAF) is picking up speed, and this last week was its busiest yet.
On Monday night, I finally made it out to the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival for day (evening, really) 3 of the Super Coda series, an ongoing experimental cabaret curated by Valerie Kuehne. The event took place at Goodbye Blue Monday, a grungy yet homey place that’s part bar, part cafe, part performance venue (like so many other spaces in Brooklyn), and is entirely un-air-conditioned.
Last night’s “No Wave Performance Task Force Debate, Round II: Labor” was a curious performance that was organized and structured by choreographer and performance artist Lindsey Drury who refuses to claim ownership of the piece. “It is not mine. I set up the structure but we all own it,” she told Hyperallergic after the event. “All I did was referee.”
The Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival (BIPAF) has begun and I will be blogging weekly photo essays of all the performances — a small fraction of the complete schedule — I attend each week.
Friday night’s performance at Bushwick’s Grace Exhibition Space was an acid bath of images that oscillated between the trippy baroque and provocatively unnerving.
While most Americans celebrate Independence Day with backyard barbecues and booze, in Brooklyn we’ll be celebrating with the launch of the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival (BIPAF), which, as you may expect, isn’t your typical art festival.