WHY I MAKE LIVE ART….{1}

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 1 / 7PM / PERFORMANCE

WHY I MAKE LIVE ART (WHEN I’M NOT MAKING THE OTHERS)  will be an evening of current explanations by contemporary performance makers around the siren call of “liveness” in art practice.  The diverse panel will include individuals who situate their work across multiple genres: actor-writer Laine Rettmer, art duo Jake Margolin and Nick Vaughan, photographer/poet/conceptual artist Ariel Goldberg, video/theatre artist Michael DeAngelis and Renaissance man Chris Giarmo.

Artists will present prepared statements and manifestoes in response to the evening followed by a moderated conversation with curator Jess Barbagallo.

 Jess Barbagallo is a multidisciplinary theatre artist.  She has performed widely with Big Dance Theater, Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf, and The Builders Association.  She is a founding member of Half Straddle, the Red Terror Squad and the Dyke Division of 2HC. She has written the plays Grey-Eyed Dogs (Dixon Place Mondo Cane Commission, 2007), I’ll Meet You in Tijuana (Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, 2009/10), Saturn Nights (Incubator Arts Project, January 2011), and Men’s Creative Writing Group (Playwriting Resident of the Invisible Dog Art Center, August 2011.  She was named a 2011/2012 Queer Arts Mentorship Fellow to write an essay on queer/trans grieving and is the co-creator of GLBTQ film review site: www.homoflix.wordpress.com. MFA: Brooklyn College, Himan Brown Award recipient 2008 and 2009.