By Performa Staff
Laurie Simmons, The Music of Regret, 2005. Film still, Act I. Courtesy the artist, Salon 94 and Performa.
From April 27th to May 17th, 2012, a selection of Performa’s archival performance videos from the past four biennials will be on view to the public on Paddle8’s recently launched Paddle8 TV. Viewers will be able to see performances by Liz Magic Laser (Performa 11), Laurie Simmons (Performa 05), Martha Colburn (Performa 09), and Kelly Nipper (Performa 07). All four Commissions have never before been seen online.
By A.E. Zimmer
There were cries, the kind that can only hint at a dizzying torture.
Interview by Mark Beasley
Mark Beasley: In 1977, the composer and writer R. Murray Schafer described “noise” as any unwanted or unmusical sound. What do the terms “noise” and “experimental music” mean to both of you?
Mike Kelley, Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #32, Plus, a Performa Commission. 2009. Photo by Paula Court, courtesy of Performa.
By Performa 11 Staff
On December 1st, 2011, Performa produced a vertical one-night Performa for the tenth- anniversary celebration for Art Basel Miami Beach at the New World Symphony Center in Miami Beach. This site-specific event in the new Frank Gehry-designed building took place over three floors and included performances by Performa artists including iona rozeal brown (Performa 11), Reggie Watts (Performa 11), Bedwyr Williams (Performa 11), Luciano Chessa’s Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners (Performa 09), and the X-Patsys (Performa 07 and 05).