Performance Primers at Periwinkle Palace

8pm Saturday September 10th 2016

If only… the parts… blew blue

Where do stories hide? How deep can you crawl into books?  Where do we go inside?  This piece layers memories, writing, community, and wet inspiration.

Zoe Donnellycolt

Tools for the exchange of Energy

The dead weight of grotesque sculptures weighed and weighted, pushed, pulled, and tended; teetering in precarious relationship with gravity, force, and balance.  Sand weighs 100 pounds per cubic foot, one-third as much as my body weighs. 

Claire Rabkin

Claire Rabkin works with the human form in textile, painting, performance, and now sculpture.  She is interested in the relationships of pieces to parts, experience of consciousness in the body and out-of-body, and the performativity of art objects.  She is presenting work in progress, begun at the WARP Residence at The Weaving Mill in Chicago, and Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, MI this summer.

Reading Black

This piece explores the black body, the mixed body, the brown body, the half white body, my body and our bodies in space.  Presenting research data from the 1976 Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics on race and color, storytelling through sculptural form and taking up space.

Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo (They/She) is an artist, activist, educator, storyteller & curator who lives/works between Ohlone Land [Oakland, CA] and Powhatan Land [Richmond,VA]. Their work has been included in exhibitions and performances at Konsthall C [Stockholm, Sweden], SEPTEMBER Gallery [Hudson, NY], EFA Project Space [New York City, NY], Leslie Lohman Museum [New York City, NY], San Francisco State University Gallery, Signal Center for Contemporary Art [Malmo, Sweden], Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [San Francisco, CA] and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [Berkeley, CA], amongst others. For the past 5 years, Lukaza has been the Lead Curator at Nook Gallery [Oakland, CA], collaborating with over 80+ artists, writers, performers & musicians, in a gallery located in their apartment kitchen. They most recently visioned and curated, We use our hands to support, a multi-layered project at Southern Exposure [San Francisco, CA]. Lukaza is currently getting their MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.

Evidence of Ritual

This piece will be held throughout the night, located at the snack table.  Participants are asked to engage in the community meal by stamping and painting imagery with the given varieties of dips.
Menu list is available at the snack table. 

Sierra Reading

Sierra Reading is an artist and educator exploring the idea of how cloth can tell a story through community engagement.  She highlights this process through the craft of natural plant dyes and community meals.  Sierra’s work has been exhibited at the Berkeley Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, E.M. Wolfman, and Northern California Fibershed.  She is currently teaching fashion design through the Youth Art Exchange and earning her Master’s in Art Education through the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Zoe Donnellycolt

Zoe Donnellycolt draws from her passion for community as well as her writing and drawing practices in inspire inventive movement vocabulary.  Originally from the woods of Connecticut, she received her BA from Bennington College, studying under Susan Sgorbati, Dana Reitz and Terry Creach.  She has debuted her solo work at SALTA’s PPP performances and at The Foundry Nights and performed with Sarah Berges Dance and Melinda Ring.  Zoe teaches dance through Performing Arts Workshop and LEAP.