Statement Simulation cancel the difference, on which simulacra of freedom is based upon. The question of individual freedom is still locked in understanding of what an individual is. If an individual is a simulation of humanity as the whole, the difference is canceled by the same simulation and the simulacra of freedom is only the process, never the end result. Repetition is endless. In that way it can’t be detected by any philosophical term (active or passive) and yet it gives freedom as absolute state of mind.
Bio Gabrijel Savic Ra, born 1978 in Belgrade, multimedia artist, poet and theoretician. Studied philosophy at University Of Belgrade, Serbia. He was a founder and curator of two galleries in Belgrade’s Students Cultural Center: V.I.P.Art Gallery and Art@Art Gallery. As a poet and art theoretician he published two books of poetry and was featured in various collection of poetry and art magazines. http://vimeo.com/gabrijel
Statement performers could be attached by rope, blindfolded, or have their ears plugged. performers could, at a specific time, read aloud from small scrolls of text stashed on their person. performers could move raw bodies into collective units of energy that establish a connection between aforementioned technicalities. performers could supplant their uniform with another performer's uniform.
Bio future death toll is a throbbing mess of noise that eatz technology and shitz performance art.
Takahiro Yamamoto, Danielle Ross, Reed Wallsmith Moving Body
Statement "Dancing reminds me that I am never the same. The body is always in a state of change, but it is a dancing body that highlights, accelerates and marks this constant process in movement" -Jesse Zarrit
Performance piece with Takahiro Yamamoto, Danielle Ross, and Reed Wallsmith
Statement Hot off the heels of controversy, "I Should Be So Lucky" is Carla Rossi's attempt at making amends with a shaken community that has long supported her. Living up to her title as "Portland's own" Carla Rossi, your hostess with the grossest is giving back the only way she knows how - with a cockeyed smile and the gift of song.
Bio ANTHONY HUDSON makes art in the crossroads where identity, history, politics, and language come undone. Anthony is best known as Portland’s drag clown par excellence Carla Rossi, an immortal trickster whose attempts at hegemonic realness almost always result in fantastic failure and revelations of her own mutability and vulnerability. Anthony is an Oregon native studying at PNCA. In 2012 Anthony was featured (with the DECEPTiCONS) in Hand2Mouth Theatre’s 2012 Risk/Reward Festival, Conduit Dance’s Dance+ Festival, and Performance Works NW’s Richard Foreman Mini-Festival. http://www.youtube.com/hudsonology
Statement In Fierceness and In Stealth is a prayer, a invocation and an affirmation. A movement-based exploration of glamor, voice, and a constant flux of relationships between fantasy, audience, space and internal dialog.
Bio Portland's notorious and boundary pushing kinesthetic post-realness drag queen, Kaj-anne Pepper is a Portland, OR. based performance artist and dance maker. He investigates the magic and ritual inherit in transgression, defiance and trickery AKA a faggot bastard queen ready to play. KPEPPER.NET