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PERFORMANCE ART

IN YOUR DAILY FEED.

@PerformanceArtHouston

is a series of curated

performance art events on Instagram.

 

HOW IT WORKS

 

For each curated show, individual artists take up residency in Performance Art Houston's Instagram account and facilitate performances and gestures as their works within the show. Every week, the account passes hands to a new artist that begins their performances.

 

Follow the shows at @Performancearthouston

on Instagram to participate

and/or.

 

Join the  facebook group  dedicated to online discussion about the show. 

 

WHY IT HAPPENS

This project provides a way for artists to creatively expand uses of new technologies; creating works that grow the new possibilities awarded to us through social media. It simultaneously provides a way for quality performance work to be highly accessible to large, new audiences, making engaging art that inserts itself into our daily lives, artwork that is participatory in revolutionary ways and performance art that connects audiences in a unique and unprecedented manner.

 

WHO MAKES IT HAPPEN

This project is facilitated by Performance Art Houston,

an arts entity founded by Julia Claire Wallace. It is part of an ongoing effort to nurture the Houston performance art scene.

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Background video by Melissa Koziebrocki, featured in the instagram show, With and In Difference
 

PRESS

"I’m one of those people who stays away from Instagram and Twitter in order to keep my blood pressure manageable. But with this inventive new series by Performance Art Houston, I’m happy to visit Instagram every few days to see what the week’s chosen artist has posted. PAH picks a curator for each series, and the curator picks the artists to post a performance (or several) or new photograph each day on the site for a week, and these posts can range from seriously staged and complex, to comical, to disturbing to intentionally banal. The artists are from all over (not just Texas) and at different stages in their careers (e.g. Megan Solis, Pierre Krause, Shawn Escarciga, Saul Aguirre, Industry of the Ordinary) and the results are, delightfully, all over the place. It’s fresh works of real art each day in your feed; some of them are only a few seconds long, and some are substantial. If you’re not digging one artist, just wait a couple of days for the next one. You can’t go wrong here. I love new art in a new era on a new platform."

Christiana Rees / Editor and Chief / Glasstire

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selected works

CURRENT @performancearthouston SHOW:

 

Curator Interview

Featuring Brandon Zech and Jeanette Joy Harris

along with Julia Wallace and Karren Lovelady

Filmed on Nov 1, 2017

 

"HISTORICALLY, PERFORMANCE ART HAS BEEN A MEDIUM THAT CHALLENGES AND VIOLATES BORDERS BETWEEN DISCIPLINES AND GENDERS, BETWEEN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC, AND BETWEEN EVERYDAY LIFE AND ART, AND THAT FOLLOWS NO RULES."

 

-ROSELEE GOLDBERG,

ART HISTORIAN

Screen shots taken from Pierre Krause's contribution to the show Not Like the Other

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