The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

April 24, 2011

oral staging

cry out or out-mourning, film stills when i close my eyes
it's getting there, the community of mouths open to the sky,
the community of eyes wide open or closed against the film of the sky.

this is the oral stage, the oral staged, the oral on stage.
the oral brackets the world, pole and polar.
the oral swallows the world, now if i were not telling a truth.
the truth swallows the oral, the world swallows the oral and the truth.
the world swallows the world and shimmers, shudders, splits from the
this is the world and the splitting of the world.
the world splits into sheaves of time and space, you can't touch them.
you can't touch them but here you can touch them.
you can see them here too.

this is the trope of 'false seeing,' 'you can see them here too.'

cry out structures and ghosts

and soon text and soon structures cry out,
structures cry out through the text,
they cry out, they do not want to die,
they want to remain open and supine,
you may read them and write them,
you may harbor thoughts among them, and others,
others may harbor thoughts,
and others beyond others, and many places,
or none at all, or all, or all at once,
these cryings out among our universe,
i would like to say, these are our signature,
and theirs, and others, our universe remembered
for its crying out,

Low Lives 3 - International Festival of Live Networked Performances

29 April30 April 2011

29 April 2011, 812 PM EST
30 April 2011, 36 PM EST

Full show schedule at:

Low Lives is pleased to present Low Lives 3, the third installment in a
series of annual international art events. Low Lives 3 will feature more
than fifty live performance-based works over two days, each transmitted
over the web and projected in real time at venues across the globe, with a
special spotlight on contemporary choreography.

Low Lives has expanded its reach to thirty-four presenting partners in the
United States, Mexico, Spain, Japan, Germany, India, Tanzania, Trinidad
and Tobago, and Austria. By featuring performances at numerous venues and
broadcasting those works via online networks, Low Lives provides a new
model for efficiently presenting, viewing, and archiving live
performance-based art.

Low Lives highlights works that critically investigate, challenge, and
extend the potential of performative practices. The project celebrates the
transmission of ideas beyond geographical and cultural borders, offering
global audiences the opportunity to consider live performance in both
physical and virtual space.

View the live performances online:

Participating Artists
Annie Abrahams / Lukas Avendao / Chloe Bass + Brian Balderston / Camille
Baker / Tzitzi Barrantes / Rachelle Beaudoin / Black & Jones / Caroline
Boileau / Catherine Cabeen and Company / Jennifer Chan / Tyrone Davies /
Joseph DeLappe / dev01ded / Alfred Dong / Nancy Douthey / Eosin (Diana
Combo) / Julie Fotheringham + Jarryd Lowder / Second Front / Scapegoat
Garden (Deborah Goffe) / Carlos Gonzalez / Katelena Hernandez / Ajeesh
K.B. + Santhosh V.S. + Hemabharathy Palani / Jayson Keeling / La La La
Singers / Gabriela Len + Sal Lpez Velarde + Daniel Weinstock / Shaun El C.
Leonardo / Anya Liftig / Kristin Lucas / James Mbunju and Company / Saul
Melman / Marcello Mercado / Jui Mhatre + Jaee Joshi / Julio Morales + Juan
Luna-Avin / Irvin Morazan + Maya Jeffereis / Kendall Nordin / Molly
O'Connor (Molliver) / Julian Palacz + Bernhard Garnicnig / So Percussion /
SaBa / Marisol Salanova / Rosa Sanchez + Alain Baumann / Byd Sarret /
Jenny Schlief / Carmen Sober / Alan Sondheim / Nathan Stevens / Zornitsa
Stoyanova (Here[Begin]Dance) / Channel TWo / Frans van Lent / Claude van
Lingen / Ginna Alejandra Vlez Carrasco / Rodell Warner / Ian Warren /
Heather Warren-Crow / Rebecca Weiner / Paul Wiersbinski /

Presenting Partners
Alice Yard / Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art / Attakkalari Centre
for Movement Arts / AE District / Box 13 / Center for Performance Research
/ Chez Bushwick / Co-lab / Crossing Art Gallery / Diaspora Vibe Gallery /
DiverseWorks / Elon University Department of Art & Art History / Fusebox
Festival / Headspace / Konic Thtr / La Periferia / La Perrera / Living
Arts / MACO, Museo de Arte Contemporneo de Oaxaca / Mascher Space Co-op /
Mindpirates / Obsidian Arts / On the Boards / Portland Institute for
Contemporary Art / QMAD, Queens Media Art Development / Real Art Ways /
Simba Theatre Art International / SOMArts / the temporary space / Utah
Museum of Fine Arts / Village Museum / WORM Vienna /

See to find a presenting partner in your city.

Founder and producer of Low Lives, Jorge Rojas, is a multidisciplinary
artist and independent curator.

Low Lives 3 is co-produced by Chez Bushwick, an artist-run organization
based in Brooklyn, New York. Chez Bushwick is dedicated to the advancement
of interdisciplinary art and performance and places a special emphasis on
new choreography.

Low Lives 3 is funded in part by The Experimental Television Funds
program. The Experimental Television Centers Presentation Funds program is
supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.
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