NON GRATA's Scandinavian Performance Summer + Book Release
Saturday, April 22 @ Last Frontier NYC
7 PM - 10 PM
Come join us for the worldwide premiere of Non Grata's Diverse Universe, Vol 4, the latest edition of the chronicles of the worldwide caravan of performance madness that is Diverse Universe Festival! This new Non Grata performance bible covering the years 2011–2016 features Non Grata & Diverse Universe actions from US tours, European tours, Asian tours, writings from all over the world, and tons of pictures! Copies will be available for purchase.
Presented by NOoSPHERE Arts, The Nordic Culture Fund, WILD EmbeddingS, and Last Frontier NYC
Non Grata (Estonia)
Around the name NON GRATA, there have been different hushes and shushes for a long time. Already from the point of view of the death of conventionalization of art it has embodied the horrible and unwanted disembodiment of the human person, from which the meaninglessness of nowadays art, is pouring out. For those, whose world of arts starts from the point, where the art world ends, NON GRATA has been a liberator, the orphic gap in the seemingly unalterable course, which however betrays us, it is a cure from incest. The main point of the group is ethical — it is the image of primitivism, impersonality and experimental creativity. The performances of the group take place according to the logic of avoiding codes. The presentations are physical texts, whose ways of orthography and reading are kept within limits of real actions by the group members. Aesthetical and provocative challenges are represented in places where the Art World doesn't work.
In NYC with Non Grata this time: Anonymous Boh, Devil Girl, Reborn, Albino, Trippy, Ouija, Spider Monkey, Miss Jamaica, Barbie, Man on The Wheel and MORE ...
Anonymous Boh (Estonia)
Through non-stop world tours, performances, exhibitions, and publications, Anonymous Boh has created one of the most representative, significant, timely and transformative art movements in all of history. As Ring Master, Boh has become the Wild Bill Hickok, the P.T. Barnum, the Alfred Jarry, the Tristan Tzara, the Ezra Pound, the Orson Welles of our Era. We have entered The Apocalypse, The Storm. Boh, implementing all The Arts via NON GRATA’S Diverse Universe global performances, reveals to us not only where we presently stand in The Storm but he also conjures visions of our soon to be realized post-apocalyptic absurdly playfully tormented kaleidoscopic landscapes.
Taje Tross, aka Devil Girl (Estonia)
An Estonian performance, installation and new media artist, Taje was trained at the alternative art institution Academia Non Grata in Estonia, as well as the Fine Arts Academies of Helsinki and Tallinn and Universität der Künste in Berlin. Since 1998, she is one of the main engines of International Non Grata Performance Group. As Devil Girl, this femme fatale has been seen on underground scenes worldwide, wild and anonymous. MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Marita Isobel Solberg (Norway)
Born 1977 in Tromsø, Norway Marita is a visual artist and musician from Manndalen/Olmmáivággi, now based in Tromsø in the north of Norway. Marita works on the borderline between art, life and science, focusing mainly on sound, performance art and installation. She likes to experiment with different media, and her work is often site-specific and relational, reinforced by a strong performative tension.
Her oeuvre is characterized by a straightforward and sincerely personal expression. Approaching the audience with an utmost seriousness and taking it with storm, she consistently shakes up the crowd of spectators. Her experience as a Sami, a woman and a citizen of the world are interweaved into her living pictures, which are multi-layered works stemming from deep reflection.
Juho Pösiloe Pöysti (Finland)
Born in Finland in 1974, Juho Poesiloe Pöysti is probably best known for inventing the first 3D camera obscura in the world in the artists’ collective Kinobox Obscura. Since 2012, the team has been building different kinds of 3D camera-obscura houses, bikes and a pedal paddle wheel boat. The founding members of Kinobox Obscura, Juho Poesiloe Pöysti and Risto “CW01” Puurunen, have a long history og making art in its different forms: be it music, fine arts or performance art, most notably in Risto “CW01” Puurunen’s band Cleaning Women. Poesiloe is the VJ and a visualist in the band. Both are also members of the Russian-Finnish performance/music group The Execution of Music – Poesiloe as a singer and a poet/lyricist and Risto as a musician. Lately, Poesiloe has been working also as a solo artist writing an alternative history for a parallel universe, making 3D-videos and autostereoscopic sculptures.
Risto Puurunen (Finland)
A Finnish artist born in 1972, Puurunen works interdisciplinary in the cultural landscape as an artist and musician. As of 1996, he is the founder of Cleaning Women, a band that has toured all over the world. DIY spirit sound machines and visual environments have been part of his creations also in the visual art field, along with Camera 3D-creations. Wth his Kinobox Obscura group, he has presented performances and installations. His multidisciplinary artwork has taken him to Mexico City, Torino, Bhutan, Pärnu,Riga, Moscow, Miami and New York.
Lína Thoroddsen (lceland)
Professional filmmaker; editor, visual artist, videographer, director, producer - Owner and manager at VALA Motion Pictures. Vala Motion Pictures is bringing in new perspectives considering the challenges of a modern Nordic country.
Joey Sledge (USA)
"Afterwards, I had to learn what happened again "
Joseph Sledgianowski is a sound and performance artist living in New Jersey. Attempts to express / translate boundaries of mental disturbance, detention. Incidental restrictions to template. Anxieties suggesting this may all be automatic.
Tickets $10 Presale
At the door $15
Tue, Nov 15, 2016, 7-9 pm
A lightly guided meditation will be given by Taz Tagore of The Reciprocity Foundation to begin the evening. The music will be offered by Lesley Kernochan, and then Sam Hammerman. We will close the evening with a music jam and prayer.
Lesley Kernochan is soon to release a new album of songs that come from her unexpected love affair with country music while living in NYC. Her deepening love for meditation blended with the country influence creates a unique twang and tenderness.
Sam Hammerman is a singer/songwriter whose music lives in the pop world, filled with beautiful melodies and catchy guitar hooks but with a depth and soul rare in that field. The lyrics are rich, the voice is smooth as a waterfall, and the chords are imaginative.
«According to the Large Hadron Collider website, scientists can only account for 5% of the universe today. “The Hidden Valley” is a parallel world made up of dark matter that does not interact with the electromagnetic forces with which we are familiar. What does this mean for us as humans living in a highly quantitative age?
WILD EMBEDDINGS and PULSAR have invited local, national, and international artists working in performance art, experimental music, and avant-garde video to open a gateway to mysterious worlds through collective ceremony and sexual magic. The setting is a large industrial space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn that is devoted to cutting edge art and cultural understanding.
Friday will be an extended evening of video and performance art, in addition to a lecture and discussion on the topic of la petite mort or "the sensation of orgasm as likened to death" (Oxford English Dictionary). Together, we will spend the night exploring the tantric oscillation of matter between parallel worlds, accompanied with an immersive installation.
Saturday evening will be a celebration of live music, durational performance art, video projection, and interactive ritual that segues into a dance party. Brace yourself for a truly life-changing experience!»
FRIDAY 10.7 / 7:30p
Video Screening / Performance Art / Discursive
$5 online / $7 door
NARCISSISTER (Morocco) is a video / performance artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. She is always disguised in a mannequin mask. Narcissister makes videos with herself that present transgressive narratives of female identity. She questions fetishism, particularly sexual fetishism, which is notorious in its fixing of racist and gender stereotypes. Rather than abandon this contaminated site, Narcissister dives headlong into the muck, into the depths of the fantasy and fetish itself, to expose and deconstruct their power. www.narcissister.com
KATIE CERCONE (NYC) is a video / performance artist who is originally from California. Through the phantasmagoric ‘veil’ of her own distorted magnitude, Cercone has developed a derelict cosmogony of the spiritualism of hip hop via the embodied freedom encompassed in its interdynamic gestures of power, symbolism, triple metaphor, dance and song as metalanguage. She is the co-director of Go! Push Pops. http://katiecercone.com
ELISA GARCIA DE LA HUERTA (Chile) is a video / performance artist who works in NYC. Her work confronts patriarchy, capitalism and post colonialism, embodying a new hierarchy of emotional values grounded in the wisdom of indigenous folklore, goddess and queer worship, women’s crafts and feminism. Garcia is the co-director of Go! Push Pops. http://www.elisaghs.com
RUDE INK (NYC) is a creator of video art and experimental content. All pieces are written, directed, and produced by Gabrielle Lenhard who is based out of Brooklyn. www.rude-ink.com
ANDREW BRADDOCK (NYC/Ohio) is a performance artist who manipulates analog audiovisual equipment in psychedelic ways. http://braddock.website/
NINA YHARED (Mexico) is a performance artist who currently works in Lithuania. Yhared has done over 200 performances in Mexico, United States, Spain, United Kingdom, and Argentina. Her work is meditative and sensual with underlying political issues. http://www.yhared.com/
DR. AL CUMMINS (England) is an historian, poet, and diviner whose research centers on religion, philosophy, medicine, and magic. In particular, his work focuses on folk magic, necromancy, and divination. www.alexander-cummins.squarespace.com
THOMAS ALBRECHT (New York) is a performance artist whose projects explore ritual and language in public spaces, galleries, and museums, prodding cultural beliefs and individual doubts. He serves as Assistant Dean in the School of Fine and Performing Arts, and Associate Professor in the Art Department, at the State University of New York at New Paltz. www.thomasalbrecht.com
SATURDAY 10.8 / 7:30p
Performance Art / Live Music / Video Projection
$10 online / $12 door
WILD TORUS (Russia/NYC) is a collaborative platform of artists led by Vlady VØz Tokk and Mág Ne Ta, who create chaotic, cult action happenings within multi-sensory installations. Ultimately, the coming together of WT’s clashing identities, invented tools, cryptic symbols, and physical renderings erupts into an extreme, dystopian spectacle. www.wildtor.us
RUDI SALPIETRA (Italy) is an Italian-born performance artist with a background in theatre acting and studies. Upon completing his BA in Drama & Theatre Studies at Royal Holloway University of London and archiving a decade-long career in acting and dance, he successfully progressed into performance art debuting work at the Whitechapel and Hoxton Arches galleries in London with installations regarding the ontology of live art and gallery practice. http://www.rudisalpietra.com/
KAROLINA KUBIK (Poland) is a performance artist who performs in between definitions--creating installations, video-art, drawings and workshops. In her art she concentrates on the changing subjectivity of the spectator and the artist, when the latter unnoticeably becomes a spectator of the spectator. www.cargocollective.com/karolinakubik
HUISI HE (China) is a New York-based / Chinese-born artist. She is very active in the New York performance art scene and is inspired by the rawness, freshness, and authenticity of performance art in Brooklyn. From her experience in China to the experience of survival as a New York artist, He's artworks represent her life moments. www.huisihe.com
GHOST IN SALAD (Philadelphia) makes surreal noise wearables that amplify absurd narratives. Your guide through the looking glass. Trust your nervous system and don't panic. Manipulates, mesmerizes and mystifies! www.ghostinsalad.com
AMY MILLS (NYC) is a musician and photographer who makes etheric sounds with synthesizers and saxophones. She is also part of the band Epistasis on Crucial Blast Records. www.amymills.net
DOMESTIQUE (Rhode Island) is a sound, video and performance artist who plays the sewing machine and dons a rainbow beard. www.facebook.com/domestiquemusic
GODXSS (NYC) Harsh noise meets new age meets industrial with this duo of Disney princesses. https://www.facebook.com/GODXSS/
ZILMRAH (NYC) Musical Instruments and sound sculptures are designed for the project for perpetual audio motion and also for cultural expansion. https://www.facebook.com/Z-I-L-M-R-A-H-130725230281693/
J SLUSHER (NYC) is an electronic musician specializing in dark beats. https://soundcloud.com/unstable-systems
WILD EMBEDDINGS is a collaborative platform for performance events and media, focused on spontaneous cross-disciplinary interactions and exploration of expanded format performance. Founded by Vlady Voz Tokk and Mág Ne Tá of WILD TORUS. https://www.facebook.com/wildembeddings/
PULSAR is a curatorial initiative founded by Tif Robinette + Ian Deleón, which aims to refocus magic, aesthetics, and high production value within contemporary live performance practices. Regular event venues include the occult Catland bookstore as well as domestic spaces throughout the NYC area. P U L S A R also organizes frequent salon-style conversations around performative issues under the podcast: Trouble Performing http://www.pulsarperformance.com/
IDEAS IN THE AIR hosted by NOoSPHERE Arts
Saturday, July 9, 2016
IN THE AIR is a multidisciplinary collaboration between visual artists Sol Kjøk & Peter Max-Jakobsen and performance artists Katy Gunn & Autumn Kioti. In connection with the second chapter of this ongoing international series, IN THE AIR: New York at Denise Bibro Fine Arts in Chelsea, NYC, June 2-July 2, 2016, the artist group reached out to the scientist, educator, activist, and author Fritjof Capra, whose fundamental philosophical-scientific tenet that everything is interconnected reflects the essence of their artwork.
On July 9, 2016, during Capra’s residency at the international artists’ collective Mothership.NYC, creative minds across several fields came together at Last Frontier NYC in Greenpoint, Brooklyn for a special evening of sharing and exchange of ideas around this topic:
Sol Kjøk & Peter Max-Jakobsen: IN THE AIR
A joint presentation of the genesis of and vision for their ongoing international exhibition series
Francesca Ferrando, PhD: The Posthuman
WILD TORUS: High Performance presented by Ian Deleon & Tif Robinette
A slideshow of photos from the immersive, interactive performance event that took place at Last Frontier NYC on Nov 7 2015,
Kim Holleman: Environmental Architecture
A slide presentation on nature meeting the built world: public art, education and the future
Katy Gunn & Autumn Kioti: WHISPERS IN THE AIR
Using vocal, physical, and aerial elements, Autumn and Katy create sacred space in which they explore the depths of identity, reflecting on those things that connect us as collective beings and define us as individuals. Together they ask, where do I/you end, where do you/I begin?
Fritjof Capra, PhD: The Science of Leonardo
A slide presentation on Leonardo da Vinci’s investigations of the natural world showing that the artist applied the empirical method a century before Galileo.
Capra argues that Leonardo was the first systems thinker and that he created a unique synthesis of art, science, and design.
⚠ action performance art ⚠ experimental noise ⚠ dance beats hosted by VV/LD T0RVS
NON GRATA (Estonia); WILD TORUS (NYC);
PETER PEPPE ROSVIK; AGROFEMME (NYC); IAN DELEON (NYC); EUU (NJ); DJ SEMITA SERPENS (NYC)
VV/LD T0RUS + guests enact participatory rituals:: hypnotic visuals:: dystopian soundscapes:: experimental sounds :: avant-garde performance art :: digital visuals :: culminates in interactive avatar rave :: otherworldly / aural titillations :: makeshift instrumental noise :: body transformations / mass corporeal contact :: immersed in environment of digital sublimity :: xXxpose your true self :: celebrate in collective dance