Odyssey Performance Art Festival

2010 Odyssey Performance Art Festival

July 31st to August 14th, 2010


Saturday July 31, 1:30 PM SLT

Opening Event:
Rose Borchovski Opening
The Festival begins with the opening of a new installation Hiding by Rose Borchovski – an installment of the Susa Bubble story – on the south east corner of Odyssey. The Artist will be in attendance.

Sunday August 1 at 4 PM SLT

Virus. Circus. Breath.
Micha Cárdenas / Azdel Slade and Elle Mehrmand / Echolalia Azalee
virus.circus is an episodic series of performances using wearable electronics, soft sensors and live audio to bridge virtual and physical spaces. The performances explore possible queer futures of latex sexuality amidst a speculative world of virus hysteria.
For your protection and the protection of others, you may be asked to wear a surgical mask.
Virus. Circus. Breath. will take place simultaneously on Odyssey and live at Parker Jones, Chinatown, Los Angeles.
SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Odyssey/182/97/403

Wednesday August 4th at 1:30 PM SLT
I’m Garrett Lynch (IRL)
A performance by Garrett Lynch
The performance continues ideas of the artist, identity and being from the works “Between Saying and Doing” and “On Exactitude of Similitude”. The artist, wearing his now usual sandwich board, generates two hundred visually identical sandwich boards for participants to wear while all but taking control of the chat window to focus discussion on topics including identity, location, representation, original and copy, ‘reality’ and fiction.
SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Odyssey/177/77/28

Friday August 6 – 4:30 PM SLT
Night Gardening
lizsolo Mathilde/Liz Solo and Fau Ferdinand/Yael Gilks
Performance by lizsolo Mathilde and Fau Ferdinand taking place in lizsolo’s virtual garden and simultaneously in her east coast backyard.

Saturday August 7th – 3 PM SLT
Piano Drop
Man Michinaga/Patrick Lichty
“The Hansen-Ono Piano Method”, is an extension of Al Hansen’s historic FLUXUS work “Yoko Ono Piano Drop”, in which Al Hansen dropped a piano off of a building as an action for his colleague, Yoko Ono. In this action, Lichty’s avatar (Man Michinaga) sits at the piano, while rains of pianos, anvils, sheep, and other whatnot rain down with cacaphanous results.

Sunday August 8 at 12 Noon SLT
My Life as an Avatar – The Gracie Kendal Project

Kris Schomaker/Gracie Kendal

The artist Kris Schomaker/Gracie Kendal discusses her work with “My Life as an Avatar” – a mixed-reality project/collaboration between Kris Schomaker and Gracie Kendal. See: http://graciekendal.wordpress.com/
SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Odyssey/84/210/106
Images from the My Life as an Avatar project: “Finding Grace – 6 portraits in the pursuit of balance”

Monday August 9th at 1 PM SLT

DanCoyote Antonelli’s
“Leap of Doom!”
What could possibly be better than jumping bikes through rings of fire?
All are welcome, bring your stunts!
SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Odyssey/177/77/28

Tuesday August 10th – 12 NOON SLT
A Space to Chat
by Selavy Oh
Brand new work from Selavy Oh – see: http://www.ohselavy/wordpress.com

Thursday August 12 – 2 PM SLT
‘Ceci n est pas une voiture’
by Ze Moo
This event is a Loft Opening and Live Performance taking place in Ze’s loft space at the Odyssey Artists Residence. Ze Moo opens his Lofts Studio with a performance.

Saturday August 14 – 3 PM SLT – FINAL PERFORMANCE
Alan Dojoji/Alan Sondheim with Sandy Baldwin
Flesh Meat – With Coastal Avatars

A few lines about the piece from Alan Sondheim: 

"I'm still looking at being-avatar in terms of sexuality, flesh, language;  I do this through the lone avatar who goes nowhere, gets nowhere. There's  no plot, nothing to reveal, nothing you don't already know, getting up in  the morning, looking in the period. What's staring back at you has a name." 

Performance by Alan Sondheim, Sandy Baldwin, and thanks to so many others.

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