Thursday, May 13, 2010

Last OsCene Events: Allen and LaFarge Performance and Portfolio Review

This Sunday is the last day to check out Laguna Art Museum's OsCene 2010: Contemporary Art and Culture in OC, and it is also the last day of programming for the exhibition.

On Sunday, May 16th the Museum will be hosting two exciting events:

Live Performance by Robert Allen and Antoinette LaFarge of their video installation: Hangmen Also Die (12:00 p.m.):

Hangmen Also Die is a multi-media performance orchestrated by OsCene 2010 artists Robert Allen and Antoinette LaFarge. The work begins with a monologue by a live actor interacting with the projected environment. The live performance then merges with the projection, creating a recurring environment that changes over the course of a 70-minute cycle. The installation slowly breaks up as Allen and LaFarge note, “triggering successive attempts to salvage meaning by re-interpolating material.” Ultimately, the work almost completely disintegrates. The actor’s performance reflects upon issues of political actions and systemic consequences drawing from a number of texts addressing these concerns: The Measures Taken (1930) by Bertolt Brecht; Hangmen Also Die! (1943) by Bertolt Brecht, John Wexley, and Fritz Lang; Mauser (1976) by Heiner Müller; and recent U.S. government documents.

Actor: John Mellies
Videographer: Amy Kaczur

Following the performance is a Portfolio Review For Art Students (1:00 p.m.)
An afternoon of portfolio reviews by industry professionals for students who are interested in attending art school and questioning how they will further their practice.

>> FREE for Museum Members, free for non-members with paid admission.

>> For more information, please contact Jackie Bunge at 949.494.8971 x207.

Come and take advantage of these special events and afterward have a last look at the OsCene 2010 exhibition that is closing that day!!!

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