09.20.2009 I will be doing a live performance piece for Thank Tank as part of the annual Conflux Festival, 2009.
* “CONFLUX is the art and technology festival for the creative exploration of urban public space, produced by Glowlab in New York since 2003.”
My performance will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2009 @ 1:30pm, southeast corner of Washington Square Park.
Thank Tank is participating in Conflux Festival in New York this year, with the event “Centennial Lay State of Our Union”, which is a performative ceremony that playfully employs classic motifs of public speaking to propose 100-year no-budget social initiatives to be carried out by an extended network of creative practitioners and documented online.
Commencing on Saturday 9/20 at Washington Square Park, CLSU participants and passerby will receive pamphlets containing event locations where invited artists with present state of the union addresses in varied performative manners. This opening ceremony will also unveil the time capsule container.”
For schedule of the event and locations of the speeches please check out Thank Tank’s website: http://www.thanktankannual.net/
“Conflux is the annual New York festival for contemporary psychogeography, the investigation of everyday urban life through emerging artistic, technological and social practice. At Conflux, visual and sound artists, writers, urban adventurers and the public gather for four days to explore their urban environment.”
“People from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures come together at the festival to re-imagine the city as a playground, a space for positive change and an opportunity for civic engagement. The Village Voice describes Conflux as a “network of maverick artists and unorthodox urban investigators… making fresh, if underground, contributions to pedestrian life in New York City, and upping the ante on today’s fight for the soul of high-density metropolises.”
For more information and full schedule of events in Conflux-City Festival please check out their website; http://confluxfestival.org/2009/events/conflux-city/
** Special thanks to Thank Tank organizers Alison Kudlow, Michael G. Bauer and eighteen-thirty collective. **