“PUMPING BLOOD!” (Alternate Title: “#Bb 0|1“):
“Writing the Body, in body and language both, to understand where art and life are different and sometimes just the same . . . performance for an autobiographical narrative and all those connected by a moment.”
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Writing the Body
Your Host: Holly Eskew
Concept for the Archive Fever performance is somewhat bricoleur — it involves assembling fragments of identities and personal histories from the women who performed at UAG during 80’s (pre-internet era) and then staging a performance for an autobiographical narrative based on the women’s collective archival documents. The idea is to let script become a way to look back collectively and examine women’s art from 80’s, (when home video cameras happened & time prior to electronic media explosion 90’s/internet). My aim is to recover a narrative on textual boundaries and find UAG women artists who’s contributions either blurred the boundaries between “private” and“‘public” spheres or constructed art as a site of resistance.
Think narrative as the diary of an artist who told all the old stories used to inscribe a socially constructed autobiographical script. Text includes my personal experience from the pre-internet era, as well as multimedia text and videos appropriate for adapting narratives along the way ~ pointing to women who draw on personal archives and autobiographical narratives in a collective memory and to those political transformation in later years.
When: March 4th, 2011, 7:30pm
What: PUMPING BLOOD! | Archive Fever
Where: UCSD University Art Gallery
Archive Fever (event) | curated by: Ricardo Dominguez & Jenn Moreno
a short personal video documentary
January 2011, Something (un_speakable) Happening ~ Orangenality
Position: writer/director/editor/performance artist.
Video documentary (essay) reflects elements of my personal history & interests outside of film or theater, as well as my artistic pursuits, San Diego, California.
January 2009, Un_speakable | gallery exhibition at UCSD‘s Annex Gallery
Created installation for evidence of December 2008 UAG performance:
*Something Is Happening ~ un_speakable: 5 phrase events
*Five “un_speakable” gestures that echo indeterminate words, gaps and bodies that we constructed collectively as phrase events ~ all that happens between signs and skins by verbals, Autumn Hays, Pinar Yorgancioglu, Helaine Gawlica, Holly Eskew and Ricardo Dominguez.
.“The phrase event remains indeterminate.”
– Jean-François Lyotard
Something Is Happening (event) | curated by Jordan Crandal
Sociologyatwork.org (photo credit)
Inserting the ‘silver rib of a foreign word’ into an idea, Walter Benjamin argued in a passage Adorno was fond of quoting, helps the idea to survive.
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