Performance Is Alive continues to offer viewers a rare opportunity to experience bold, unapologetic and socially conscious projects through the boundless manifestations of performance art. In collaboration with Houston-based artist and organizer, Julia Claire Wallace (Creative Director of Experimental Action Festival), our live programming celebrates the work of emerging and established Texas-based artists while integrating the performance video works of a global performance community.
Performance highlights include Houston's seminal performance artist, Jim Pirtle, exploring new PTSD treatments incorporating ice, projection and multi-media. Michael Anthony García's work explores the alienness of being a person of color while creating tulle clad sculptures to a live a cappella soundtrack. Hailing from New York, Nicole Goodwin will immerse her nude body in flour for 4 hours in order to explore racial identity. Also from New York, Prism House + Matt O'Hare will debut "Separator", a 40-minute multichannel video and audio composition.
Christian Cruz (Dallas, TX), Serap Erincin (New Orleans, LA), Michael Anthony García (Austin, TX), Nicole Goodwin (New York, NY), Prism House + Matt O'Hare (New York, NY), Henry Sanchez (Houston, TX), Jim Pirtle (Houston, TX), SickDin (Brooklyn, NY), Sarah Sudhoff (Houston, TX), Antonius Tin-Bui (Houston, TX), Julia Claire Wallace (Houston, TX)
Christie Blizard (San Antonio, TX), Charles Chace and Ginger Wagg (Carrboro, NC), Chun Hua Catherine Dong (Montreal, Canada), Tif Robinette + Ian Deleón (Gainesville, FL), Kiyo Gutiérrez (Guadalajara, Mexico), Ryan Hawk (Houston, TX), Pei Ling Ho (New York, NY), Manuel López (Daimús, Spain), Jenna Maurice (Bouder, CO), Maryam Nazari (London), Alison Pirie (Brooklyn, NY), Rocha & Polse (Barcelona, Spain), Natacha Voliakovsky (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Jessica Yatrofsky and NY FEM FACTORY (New York, NY).
Curated by Quinn Dukes