28 Feb 2010
YOU SHOULD HAVE… Organized by Arturo Vidich
Sunday, February 28, 2010, 7-10pm
New York City
YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE AN HOUR AGO
Presented by Kunstverein NYYOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE AN HOUR AGO is a monthly series guest-curated by performance artists, filmmakers, and writers, presented by Kunstverein NY at White Slab Palace.To start-off the series, performance artist Arturo Vidich curates an evening with Bettina Atala, Alejandro Crawford, and Yve Laris Cohen. This event reconstitutes conventional narrative movements found in conversation, film, performance, poetry, and television.For YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE AN HOUR AGO, Bettina Atala is screening a version of Season 1 Episode 2 (2007, 59 min.), a presentation which exists as part film, part theater, part reality television. Considering the boundaries between reality and fiction, the piece examines its own production step by step, as it is being created in front of the audience.
Alejandro Crawford’s piece, [top secret] (2010), is a work that uses mass-media sound and video bites as musical notes that can be played like one plays the piano.
Yve Laris Cohen is presenting Jōb (2010). Jōb is a pretty vehicle. Is adapting. Is pretty and a means to. Is telling.
*Seating is limited, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
About the artists…
Alejandro Miguel Justino Crawford was born in Murcia, Spain. He is the author of Morpheu (BlazeVOX 2009), editor of zenSLUM, and co-editor of Le Dodo. He has shown at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, New York; and in Athens, Georgia. Crawford is a former Fulbright scholar to Portugal, and a current graduate student in the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU Tisch.
Yve Laris Cohen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Performance Studies and Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a current MFA candidate in Visual Arts at Columbia University. Laris Cohen has previously shown at The Tank; Movement Research at the Judson Church; Dixon Place; and DraftWork at St. Mark’s Church, New York.
About the curator…