Deconstructing the Habit: Live Performance Night and Closing Reception Featuring Hannah Heilmann, Ann Hirsch, Matthew Silver, Nathaniel Sullivan, Angela Washko, and Chester Zecca
Please join us for performances and the closing celebration for our June exhibition curated by Angela Washko, Deconstructing the Habit. In conjunction with the exhibition, Hannah Heilmann, Ann Hirsch, Matthew Silver, Nathaniel Sullivan, Angela Washko, and Chester Zecca will present performances that look at pressures to perform actions and roles that force individuals to fit into molds designated and accepted as standard. During this closing reception, performers react to demonstrated social norms and the cultural stigma surrounding deviation from understood and archetypal gender, class, and occupational models.
Nathaniel Sullivan brings us a high school melodrama which makes abstract and metaphoric information about the current financial crisis concrete while we witness Matthew Silver’s heartbreaking search for a female collaborator. Ann Hirsch will revisit mundane childhood actions and use them to contemplate her experience on a Vh1 reality dating show while Copenhagen-based artist Hannah Heilmann will stubbornly sit at her computer in an attempt to materialize the gaze, the soul and physical presence. Instead of convincing players to kill bosses or go on quests to get experience, Angela Washko will attempt to engage World of Warcraft players in conversations about feminism while throughout the entire evening Chester Zecca will entice visitors to join him in physical competitions with death.
Spattered Columns 491 Broadway, 5th Floor, SoHo 6:30pm http://www.artconnectsnewyork.org/calendar-of-events.html