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Chloë Bass + The Bureau of Self-Recognition present Tea Will Be Served

Agape Enterprise
56 Bogart Street, Suite 1Q, 718-417-0037
December 18 - December 18, 2011
Reception: Sunday, December 18, 4 - 6 PM
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Chloë Bass + The Bureau of Self-Recognition cordially invite you to share a cup of afternoon tea at Agape Enterprise. What does it mean to have a daily cup of tea? Join us for tea and a conversation about how what we do shapes us into who we are.

For this first event at Agape Enterprise, guests will be coordinated into pairs and asked to answer a series of questions focusing on the structure of daily behaviors. A set of serving exercises will require guest participation. Photographer TJ Hospodar will also photograph each pair of tea-drinkers.

This performance will generate materials for the final installation of an future exhibition by The Bureau of Self-Recognition, as well as provide information that will help to shape future activities/exercises that the Bureau presents both to live audiences and on the web.

Tea Will Be Served is the third in a series of two previous performances: Dyadic Tea Party, which was presented at culturefix in June and July, 2010, and “Our Process, Ourselves,” which was presented at Fountain Art Fair, Miami, 2011.

Chloë Bass is an artist and community organizer. She has received commissions from Culture Project’s Women Center Stage Festival, the Bushwick Starr’s Bushwhack Festival, and 3rd Ward’s Moviehouse. Recent artistic work has been seen at SCOPE Art Fair (Us vs. Us), the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for the New City (Farm City), and culturefix Gallery (Look: A Retrospective of the Future), as well as throughout public spaces in New York City. She is the co-lead organizer for Arts in Bushwick, which produces Bushwick Open Studios, BETA Spaces, and Armory Arts Week performance festival SITE Fest, which she founded. Chloë also serves as the director of SUPERFRONT Detroit, a project dedicated to exploring architecture through interdisciplinary exchange. She has guest lectured at Parsons School of Design, Sotheby’s Institute, the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, and Brooklyn College CUNY. She holds a BA from Yale University, and an MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) from Brooklyn College. She is also an adjunct lecturer at Brooklyn College.
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