Description For the closing of The Aspens at Trade inside the Pioneer Place Mall, RECESS offers a daytime mini-indoor festival celebrating interdisciplinary performance, interaction, and crafts. Utilizing the immediacy of a traditional liquidation sale, “Everything Must Go” will take the urgency out of an ad hoc, limited-time endeavor. We will experiment, we will perform, we will talk, we will share. Special attention will be given to debut performances and crossovers from divergent disciplines. The blending of objects, interaction, music, and installation will have its basis in social relationships, tangible and non-tangible exchange, and the diffusion of a performer/viewer hierarchy
Ongoing Performances J.P. Huckins will take on live video recording as performance. With several video stations, he will subvert the spectator and recorder dynamic. This reversal will include live video feed along with otherless immediate methods of “viewing the viewer.”
Vivian Hua’sTemporary Sight Removal workshop will allow audience members to participate in tours of the other four senses. While sight-removed, attendees will have the option to heighten their sense of touch by reading Braille literature, while the text is translated to them verbally; they’ll be able to experience smell with a guided tour of the Body Shop, along with a host of other possiblities. http://www.redefinemag.com/deleteme/temporarysightremoval.pdf
Dani Cardia’sPage Turning allows attendees to the exhibition to move through the video narrative by turning the pages of an empty book. Employing electronics and mild computer technology, an interaction with the objects articulates the imaginative expectations we may hold for common-placed accessories (a primary colored stocking cap, a sketchbook, a video camera). The combination of real-time reaction with simple familiar gestures is an attempt to explore the hopes we may harbor for a more engagingly mundane experience. http://danicardia.com/
Experimental/Performative Catering, via Performativity Parlour and Synonym Buns, will be provided by Tori Abernathy, the show’s curator.