3 x 2 x 3 # 1 : Thursday, 21 April 2011 : Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

3 x 2 x 3 is a three part series, each component featuring a circuit of three performance artists executing short live works for a rotating audience of two spectators.  

 

3 x 2 x 3 # 1 exhibits the work of Hannah Henderson, Dawn Kasper and Allison Wyper.  

Since the beginning of what became known as performance art, artists have explored and executed one-on-one works wherein a single artist performs for and / or with an audience of one.  These works can be intensely intimate experiences for both the performer and spectator as they engage in a direct give-and-take; the exchange inherently calls into question the roles of performer and watcher.  In increasingly common discourse, spectators of a performance work are thought to also be performing within the work. The one-on-one performance experience may make this notion that much more convincing.  

With the intimacy of the one-on-one performance in mind, I’m interested in exploring what arises when just two spectators share an experience of a unique performance, particularly when the performer customizes from where the spectators view the work.  The viewing arrangement can be fixed or not and the performer then is engaging the spectators in not only the performance but also a potentially more complex act of negotiation and compliance.  If the spectators are directed to face one another, for example, their monitoring of the performance takes on the additional aspect of monitoring one another. 

-Dino Dinco, March 2011

 

**IMPORTANT NOTICE
Due to the overwhelming response in proposed attendance, the artists, curator and LACE feel it best to make this performance by RSVPonly.  This will help reduce your wait time and make the overall event flow more smoothly.  We have also extended the duration of the event from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm.  Each performance will last 10 minutes and you will attend a circuit of 3 performances. The artists and curator have increased the number of spectators of each performance to 6 people.  This will allow us to accommodate more guests while maintaining an atmosphere of intimacy.
Please follow these simple instructions to RSVP for Thursday, 21 April 2011.

We are scheduling arrival times starting promptly at 6:30 pm, every 30 minutes, until 9:20 pm.  Arrival times are as follows: 6:30 - 7:00 pm; 7:00 - 7:30 pm, 7:30 - 8:00 pm; 8:30 - 9:00 pm; 9:00 - 9:20 pm.  The final circuit of performances will begin at 9:20 pm.  Please plan in advance for traffic, parking, etc.
Please send an email to DinoDinco@welcometolace.org with your name, your telephone number, the number in your party and the time you'd like to arrive to begin the circuit.   If that particular block of time is full, we'll let you know what times are available.  Your name must be on the list and arrivals in each block are on a first-come basis. 

Thank you.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

 
Hannah Henderson was brought into alignment with the Angel Gabriel via her spiritual partner and medium, Fontina, in 1986. In 1990 Hannah/Gabriel and Fontina began leading seminars and collective, ritual embodiments of Source Energy. These seminars, entitled tttatattttabatattttwattinattatwbacslf (the thinker thinks a thought, and then the thought thinks and becomes a thinker, and then the thought, that was a thought that is now a thinker, thinks another thought, which becomes a constant summoning of life force), aim to guide human life forms into optimal flow with the Now. More at www.hanavanderkolk.com.

Dawn Kasper is a Los Angeles based mixed media performance artist actively exploring the woven web of questions into the meaning of life and death. Kasper has performed and exhibited, nationally and internationally, at galleries and institutions including the Migros Museum Für Genenwartskunst in Zurich, LISTE Basel, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Art Basel Art Positions, Miami, LACMA, LACE, The Hammer, MOCA, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, Anna Helwing Gallery, Honor Fraser Gallery, Circus Gallery, Leo Koenig Inc., Projekte, New York; had video screenings at Art in General New York, Copy Gallery Philadelphia, and David Castillo Gallery Miami. Kasper is also one of the founding members of the performance and experimental art venue Human Resources in Los Angeles.

Allison Wyper makes live performance that destabilizes the familiar from a female, activist perspective to reveal uncomfortable truths about our everyday lives.  Bridging contemporary practices including performance art, theatre, dance and conceptual art she generates a dynamic hybrid genre that vitalizes the performance space as a site of critical investigation, with focus on experimentation and practice as research.  Wyper situates herself in a transnational community that nurtures the artist and art praxis as fundamental to a critically self-aware and just society.  She founded and directed San Francisco-based Black Stone Ensemble from 2005-2008.  She has performed and collaborated with Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Violeta Luna, Sara Shelton-Mann, Hancock & Kelly, Maria Gillespie, Michael Sakamoto, Katsura Kan, Guillermo Galindo, Scrap & Salvage, Culture Clash, paige starling sorvillo/blindsight, and Pilgrim Theatre Research and Performance Collaborative in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Berlin. Wyper graduated summa cum laude from Emerson College in 2003, earning a BA in Theatre Studies with concentrations in Directing and Visual Art. She is currently an MFA candidate in Dance at UCLA's Department of World Arts and Cultures. More at www.allisonwyper.com

ABOUT THE CURATOR

http://welcometolace.org/events/view/3-x-2-x-3-1/
Dino Dinco was raised by a family of fighting chickens in rural Pennsylvania before moving to Los Angeles as a child. He is an independent curator, filmmaker and artist. His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions in Paris (2005, 2001), Los Angeles (2001), and San Francisco (2009, 2004), as well as in group shows in London, Paris, Antwerp, Hasselt (Belgium), Mexicali, New York and Hamburg. Selections from his photographic series "Chico" were featured at Salon Paris Photo at The Louvre, Paris (2001 - 2002). His work has appeared in publications such as i-D (UK), Dutch (France), Revista Espacio (Mexico), V (US), Vogue Brasil (Brazil), Tokion (Japan), BIG (US), Studio Voice (Japan), Zoo (France) and BUTT (Holland).  Dinco's award-winning short film -- "El Abuelo" -- premiered at the Tate Modern in London, May 2008 and continues to screen in festivals and schools. His first feature length documentary film -- "Homeboy" -- profiles gay Latino men who were in gangs and premiered at the 2011 Mardi Gras Film Festival in Sydney.  Dinco's recent exhibition of photographs, installation, and objects, "Todos Somos Putos" (with Julio Torres) was favorably reviewed by novelist and Semiotext(e) co-editor, Chris Kraus, in the December 2010 edition of Artforum.  His favorite superhero has always been Underdog.

In addition to his year long residency at LACE as Performance Art Curator (2011 - 2012), Dinco also curated the last two annual LACE winter fundraising events, GUTTED 2010 AND 2011, focusing on how multiple generations of performance artists speak from, about and to the body.  
www.dinodinco.com

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