Date/Time: 03/12/2006 12:00 am
If you are in New York, please join us for a book presentation event at
Orchard on Sunday December 3, 6-8 pm. At 6 pm, Sharon Hayes and I will
introduce the book with a conversation about performance art and politics.
I hope to see you there!
OE Critical Readers in Visual Cultures #8
WORK THE ROOM. A Handbook of Performance Strategies
b-books, Berlin, 2006
With contributions by Christa Benzer, Linda Bilda, Gregg Bordowitz, Stephan
Dillemuth, Discoteca Flaming Star, Marie-Thérèse Escribano, Achim
Hochdörfer, Andrea Fraser, Sharon Hayes, Judith Hopf, Christof Kurzmann,
Xavier Le Roy, Matthew Lyons, Sabine Marte, Mattin, Katrin Pesch, Yvonne
Rainer, and Britta Scholze. Edited and with an introduction by Ulrike
WORK THE ROOM is a handbook of performance strategies in contemporary art.
Investigating critical actions and the forms they take, this collection
criss-crosses the field of performance work tying together threads of
political investment: How can politics be performed when the public consists
of those present and sharing a room? How can the space between performer and
audience be activated? What if we are mobilized by our emotions more than by
our political convictions?
Sharon Hayes’s work moves among multiple mediums in an ongoing investigation
into the interrelation of history, politics, and speech. Her installation,
video, and performance work has been shown in New York at P.S.1 Contemporary
Art Center, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Parlour Projects, the Whitney Museum of
American Art’s Indepedent Study Program, Dance Theater Workshop, Dixon
Place, HERE, Performance Space 122, the Joseph Papp Public Theater, the WOW
Cafe, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art; and in Los Angeles at LACE,
Track 16, Gallery 2102, and The Project.
Ulrike Müller is an artist currently living and working in New York. Since
2005 she has been an editor for the queer feminist art journal LTTR
(www.lttr.org). Exhibitions, performances and and video screenings include
MIX NYC (New York, 2006), Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film (Graz, 2005),
LTTR Explosion (with Marie-Thérèse Escribano, New York, 2004), and Mothers
of Invention—Where is Performance Coming From (MUMOK, Vienna, 2003).
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