28 Feb 2010

YOU SHOULD HAVE… Organized by Arturo Vidich

Sunday, February 28, 2010, 7-10pm
Whiteslab Palace
77 Delancey
New York City

Yve Laris Cohen, You should have been here an hour ago, 2010

a series of performance, film, and interruption. Curated by Arturo Vidich, with Bettina Atala, Alejandro Crawford, and Yve Laris Cohen.

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 info@kunstverein.us

About the artists…
Bettina Atala was born in a small town in France. She became part of the French performance group Grand Magasin in 2000. As a trio, Grand Magasin realized a series of plays that include Do you see what I see? 0 task(s) out of 1 have been executed successfully.  Previous versions of Season 1 episode 2 were shown at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; at the Printemps de Septembre in Toulouse; the Arsenic in Lausanne; and the Festival du Film de Femmes, Créteil.  The English version has been performed at the Stukteater, Belgium; and the FIAF, New York.

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…
Arturo Vidichis an inter-media artist born New York City. His performance work has been shown at The Chocolate Factory, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, The Judson Theatre, The Dance Theater Workshop, Dixon Place, Chashama, and BRIC. He has also shown in Belgium, The Netherlands, Ireland, Scotland, and New Zealand. Vidich co-directs Culture Push,  and within it, a collaborative residency called Genesis Project.  Vidich has collaborated and performed with Deborah Hay, Yvonne Meier, Daria Faïn, Allison Farrow, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Hari Krishnan, Eiko & Koma, Lower Lights Collective, Clarinda Mac Low, Aki Sasamoto, Christopher Williams, and Nami Yamamoto. His writing has been published in  Movement Research Performance Journal.


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