Conduction: Performance Events

August 26, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Performance Events:

Phyllis Green performing Disengagement with her sculpture Veil (photo by Ave Pildas)

5:00 – 5:45pm  Liz Young will read excerpts from Walt Whitman, Annie Proulx, Sam Shepard, Truman Capote, Elmer Kenton, Felix Salten, Willa Cather, Emily Dickinson, and William Blake 

6:00 – 6:20pm  Artists Introduction and Discussion

6:30 – 6:50pm  Phyllis Green will perform Disengagement with her sculpture Veil

6:45 – 7:45pm  Deborah Aschheim will interview participants. asking them to recall buildings from memory while she draws them from their description, somewhat like a police sketch artist drawing a crime suspect.

Shown below are photos from the opening reception.

Sunday, September 10, 4-8pm

Donna Gottlieb, FOCA Chair, discussing Fellows history and mission to guests of the Conduction Performances event

4:00 – 6:00pm Delta Lamenta, featuring artist Lynne Berman and poet Eve Luckring, will collect anonymous complaints from the public. In exchange, the artists will respond with a written response and a drawing for each submission. Participants are given the (free) \”poem\” written especially for them in reply to their particular complaint. A drawing is then made of the written response. A sculptural installation will display the complaints, written responses, and drawings as they accumulate throughout the event.

6:10 – 6:40pm Julie Shafer will be reading excerpts from her short Did ya get any good shots? Based upon her experiences creating photographs in the bayous.

6:50 – 7:20pm Alise Spinella and Geneva Skeen will perform a meditative duet of sound and mark-making, each responding to the other. The environment is recorded and layered in real-time, translated into gesture, and archived on paper. A dialogue across media emerges as both women communicate through the sensing body.

7:30 – 7:50pm Ashley Romano with musician Ari DeSano will present Crazymaker, combining movement and narrative to examine the monstrous feminine. Based on Romano’s and her family’s belief in the supernatural, the performance will reimagine the original wild woman, Bigfoot Patty.

Julie Shafer (artist) & Lynne Berman (curator) discussing Julie Shafer’s photographs.


Curators Lab Exhibition


August 26, 2017 - October 27, 2017
Artist: Deborah Aschheim, Lynne Berman, Phyllis Green, Delta Lamenta, Rachelle Rojany, Julie Shafer, Alise Spinella, Liz Young
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