TALKaCTIVE: A Performance Art Conversation Series
Performance, Time and Process

The first monthly program dedicated to the discussion and exploration of various themes in Performance Art, welcomes Spring with the program “Performance, Time and Process.”

TALKaCTIVE premiered at the Queens Museum in September 2015. Following last year’s successful presentations, the independent initiative continues this month to explore more topics in relation to Performance Art. For May, TALKaCTIVE will focus on Live Art practices that treat, explore, and relate to notions of “time and process.” This month’s conversation welcomes artists participating in the program series “THREAD” organized by artist Thomas Albrecht. THREAD investigates the significance of time and process in the evolution of an idea or project, examining the development of a single work as it changes due to context and shifting sites of reception. The presentation of works will take place in multiple locations, moving between institutional frameworks, public spaces, and natural environments: the Queens Museum, Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh, and Rosekill Farm in Rosendale in the Hudson Valley.

After TALKaCTIVE, join us for performances and public interventions at the iconic Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park (across from the museum)

Participating artists: Rae Goodwin and Máiréad Delaney, Ian Deleón and Agrofemme (Tiff Robinette), Camila Cañeque and Hector Canonge

Moderator: Thomas Albrecht, curator of THREAD

TALKaCTIVE is organized by Hector Canonge

TALKaCTIVE: perfomance art conversation series is a program that fosters dialogue and exchange among Live Action Art practitioners, encourages commentary about Performance Art, and prompts reflection about performative processes, methodologies, and styles. Every session is organized around a relevant topic in Performance Art, and the presentation of works by a group of selected artists who share their work, discuss their approach to Live Art, and engage in open conversation with critics, curators, and attending audience. The monthly series consists of a presentation, panel, and open Q&A session where participating artists screen documentation of their work, a curator or critic contextualizes the works presented, and a moderator mediates the exchange of information and resources.

TALKaCTIVE is an independent initiative created and organized by artist Hector Canonge. Hosted at the Queens Museum, the monthly series is free of charge and open to the general public.

THREAD: A gallery. A museum. An open field. The body as material—producer of words, sounds, gestures, movements, actions—is the connective tissue between three distinct sites. A single work will be enacted in different contexts, thus unfolding and evolving in time before different bodies witnessing the thread. The series investigates the significance of time and process in the evolution of an idea or project, examining the development of a single work as it changes due to context and shifting sites of reception.

More information:
hectorcanonge.net/talkactive
facebook.com/talkactive.performanceconversations

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