Within each performance artist is the potential to create something that is beyond oneself. A godlike force that is unprecedented, from only the individual alone. In Performance Art Masterpiece each artist will use their universal life force to perform a masterpiece. Once that masterpiece is achieved, your host Master Dean Matthew Silver will give them a BFA in Nothing! Matthew has been performing as an Enlightened Idiot at Union Square, Astor Place and Washington Square Park ( Gothamist, Timeout NY, The Village Voice, Brooklyn paper and Papermag or infamous sites like diehipster and Normalbobsmith.). The purpose of this event is to make performance art accesssible to all in the community, to remove social walls that often coincide with appreciating performance art. It’s for everybody that would like to enjoy it. (Bizarre Bushwick, 12 Jefferson St., Brooklyn, j-stop myrtle-broadway, 7:30-11pm; Free)
Lopi Laroe is a multi-discipline artist and activist living in Brooklyn, NYC. Her current work primarily encompasses installation, performance and painting.Her Performance originated in improvisational dance and is rooted in theatrical performance.
Darlinda Just Darlinda - The Village Voice calls Darlinda Just Darlinda a “Mastermind of Bizarre Extravaganza” has been working as a Burlesque Performer and Producer locally (NYC) and nationally since 2003. She can be found on television, in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. She’s lectured for Yale’s infamous Sex Week. She’s crossed over into performance art with her year long “life as art” projects. Darlinda is a current faculty member at the New York School of Burlesque and BurlyCon and teaches locally and internationally. Sundance Channel made Darlinda a “Top 10 Badass Burlesque Babe,” voted in the Top 50 International Burlesque Industry Figures of 2011!
Davon Rainey - Creates a unique blend of body movement and facials that stimulate an emotional response. His work sometimes leads towards sexuality, dealing with repression and other complications.
Jill McDermid - “I create an installation environment, within which I make a performance. Then, I lead the audience from one environment to another, making performance in each space, which create a full story at the end.
My performance are always autobiographical, but not in an obvious sense. Stories unfold from my emotions, in a way that I can hope sponds to other people.
Lately, I Have been performing outside of the United States, and I occasionally create a political performance. The reaction, again and again, Is that is the hearing surprised to see an American making such a political statement, but not only that - a Woman making political work.
my work ranges from simple peeling apple with onion hidden inside as a metaphor for my life, seeing my experiences in my mind as I peel in reverse to the core – and elaborate: that facility uses many media, from film to Super 8 video projections, sound and smells affects.” She also runs Grace Space, as an extension of her artistic activities.
Hiroshi Shafer - Performance artist, sculpture and installations. I was born in Tokyo. My grandfather was a secret agent for the Japanese Air Force. He tried to force me to become an air force pilot, but I have become a smart artist instead. 5 years ago I became a kindergarten art teacher, where I learned how to make my own representations of the secret emotions of children. It wasn’t surprising that this would change me. I became a secret detective of soft and misty people. I love to explore the new and unknown world of familiar surfaces and pink atmospheres.
Heeran YooLee - Creates performative sculpture, solo body-based installations, time-based durational performances, and sculptural endurance events. In her body-centered work, she explores the private and public manifestations of the female Asian body where isolated actions transform into symbol, metaphor, metonym and formal structures within the larger context of socio-cultural power relations, particularly as they pertain to imbalance, inequality, and injustice in Korean and American society. As a woman growing up in the patriarchal power structure of South Korea, her personal experiences have incited an active engagement with feminist discourse; moreover, as an alien, living an extended period away from home, my awareness as “the other” has provoked further research into the subject of cultural marginalization.
Erik Hokanson - ”The most common, stable, and reliable states of the universe are the qualities of darkness and cold.
We live in a very unusual condition of relative warmth and light.
We are living here (earth) -humans, spiders, grass, fish, carrots, bacteria, mice, viruses. We are all related. We need to eat each other. It’s the price of peace, beauty, security, humor, love, and hope. Our bodies, like those of all other organisms here, are communities of cells working together essentially for their own preservation.
We will all become food for something someday. The sun will make our place food for itself someday. I don’t know what will eat the sun. Then it will likely become cold and dark.
I take comfort in this. I like natural states.”
12 Jefferson St.
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