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Marianne Weems, Joan Jonas, FF Alumns, in talk on performance, April 16, 30 & May 7, 2002.

PERFORMANCE IDEAS A SERIES OF PUBLIC TALKS ON THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS
Curated by Meredith Monk and Bonnie Marranca

Free and Open to the Public at White Box, 526 W. 26th St.,
NY NY 10001, Tel: 714-2347 www.whitebox.org

LIVE PERFORMANCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 7:30

Meredith Monk, Marianne Weems, John Zorn, Blondell Cummings, Paul Krajniak
Moderator, Bonnie Marranca

Live performance fulfills an essential need for shared public experience and enactment. In today's digital world, notions of what is "live" -- the physical body of the performer, instant feedback, and types of mediation -- have been called into question, along with the idea of "presence." Evolving concepts of live, real, and virtual have changed the way spectators relate to time and space and text. How will the performance experience transform itself?

CROSS MEDIA: CONTEMPORARY ART AND ITS AUDIENCE
TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 7:30 PM

Meredith Monk, Yvonne Rainer, Paul Kaiser, Joan Jonas, Phil Kline Moderator, Bonnie Marranca

For several decades artists have been freely crossing the boundaries between performance, visual art, new media, and literature to create works that often defy categorization. How do performance histories integrate different art traditions? In what ways does cross media reflect the complexity of contemporary culture for new audiences?

ART AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
TUESDAY, MAY 7, 7:30 PM

Meredith Monk, Richard Foreman, Agnes Denes, Eiko Otake, Shirin Neshat
Moderator, Bonnie Marranca

For many artists the turn to spiritual values has been a constant source of inspiration in the creative process. Yet, issues such as "truth," "authenticity," "transcendence," have been largely overlooked in favor of more political and theoretical discussions of artists and artworks. What is the nature of the spiritual dimension in art and how is it manifest in certain forms more than others? What kinds of spiritual practices do artists follow and which traditions do they reflect?