Existential Bath is a collaborative performance and research project by Jonatan Lopez, inviting participants to discuss the mysteries of reality by entering an immersive, meditative and psychedelic new realm.
Only 6 participants will be chosen, the performances must happen between October-December 2014.
The Big Machine is a visual and performance art exhibition facilitated by Houston’s performance art group Continuum scheduled for Saturday July 12th, 9pm to 2am at The Foundry/Hardy Yards Community Garden. The event will feature installation and performance works, pyrotechnics, and an art auction, followed by the burning of unsold art. The night will culminate in a full-on ruckus at the Hardy Yards with drumming, strumming, dancing, chanting and glossolalia.
The Big Machine is a reflection on gentrification and human displacement. The artists will bring into question the artist’s role in this process. The Big Machine explores the power of artists to react, question, and subvert the process of gentrification. The Big Machine features an alternate socialistic economy for how contributions will be distributed. Art will be sold at auction on a 75/25 split favoring the artist. After expenses are met, remaining proceeds will be divided equally among all participating artists/performers.
Alex Tu, Unna Bettie, David Graeve, Emmanuel Nuño Arámbula, Caitlin Scott, Adrienne Elyse Meyers, Jeff Hunter, Raindawg, Evan McCarley, April Ward, Baltazar Canales, Boby Kalloor, Jonatan Lopez, Chris Comperry, Angelika Muscolo-Dieter, Thien Ho, Scott Gregory, Mike Abramovitz, Jonathan Jindra, Jeff Bradley, Josh Urban Davis, Kris Smith, Guadalupe Rocha, Genie LeGenie, Y. E. Torres and The MDSO Flow & Spinning Arts.
Howl and The Rougarou
Say Girl Say
Curated by Caitlin Scott and Raindawg
1710 Burnett Street
Houston, TX 77026
Video edited by Jonatan Lopez
Music by Authechre
Lone Star Explosion 2014, Houston’s Second International Performance Art Biennale took place from February 19th-22nd at three of Houston’ s venerated performance art venues, Box 13 ArtSpace, Art League Houston and Notsuoh, as well as in public spaces and online.LSE 2014 was directed and curated by Julia Wallace and Jonatan Lopez, it was organized with the help of a very enthusiastic artist board and many wonderful volunteers.
Participating artists: Carlos Martiel (Cuba), Abel Azcona (Spain), Miao Jiaxin (China/US), Elia Arce (Costa Rica), La Pocha Nostra, featuring Roberto Sifuentes and Erica Mott (US/Mex) Marcel Sparmann (Germany), Aisen Caro Chacin (Venezuela/US), Fito Segrera (Colombia), Emilio Rojas (Mexico) Autumn Hays (Chicago), Jill McDermid (NYC), Erik Hokanson (NYC) Emaes Armstrong (DC) J. Morrison (NYC), Jim Pirtle (Houston) Justus Harris (Chicago), David Graeve (Houston), Michael Anthony Garcia (Austin), Emily Sloan (Houston) Daniel Adame (Houston), Nestor Topchy (Houston), Myk Henry (New York), Ryan Hawk (Houston), and Autumn Knight (Houston), Daniel Bertalot (Houston), Joshua Yates (Houston), Hilary Scullane (Houston), Unna Bettie (Houston), Josh Urban Davis (Houston), (Countercollectivecollectivecollective (Houston), Southmorehouse (Houston). Performance SW, featuring Courtney Brown and Alison Star (Dallas), Continuum, featuring Evan Mc Carley, Emmanuel Nuno Arambula, Nikki Thornton, David McClain, Emily Sloan, Kristen Keilman, Jana Whatley, Raindawg, Manola Maldonado, Koomah and Neil Ellis Orts
Lone Star Explosion announces their first GALA: X Offenders, Celebrating the Roots of Performance Art in Houston, a fundraiser for Lone Star Explosion 2014, Houston’s highly anticipated second international performance art biennial. X Offenders will be held at G Gallery in Houston, TX on September 28th from 7-10pm and will feature LIVE performance work by acclaimed artists such as Jim Pirtle, Deborah Moore, Nestor Topchy, and the re-creation of THE ART GUYS “Slap Happy (or Facing the Music): a percussion piece from 1988. Other pieces paying homage to Houston’s colorful performance roots will be facilitated by Continuum.
The Gala will feature a silent art auction by some of Houston’s hottest artists, crazy cuiZine from Mukyouyouna (that means ‘unsophisticated’ in Japanese) and the wild spirit of the local performance past as experienced through the durational homage pieces that will invade the gallery. VHS and audio installations will allow guests to peek back in time to historical works as seen and remembered, engraved in the walls of CSAW, ZocolO, TemplO, Notsuoh, the original Lawndale Art Annex, The Rubber Art Mob, DiverseWorks and The Orange Show. The evening will end with dancing to the global phenomenon The Easy Credit Dance Theater.
The Gala’s silent auction will feature works in a variety of media by The Art Guys, Daniel Anguilu, Patrick Renner, Lisa Qualls, Patrick Medrano, David McClain, Claire Richards, Dandee Warhol, Taft McWorhter, Kelly Alison, Lindsay Peyton, Emily Sloan, Susan Plum, Kelley Devine, Angel Quesada, Julia Wallace, Charlie Jean Sartwelle, Devon Britt-Darby, Jonatan Lopez, Kelly Moran, Josh Urban Davis, Koomah, Stephanie Saint Sanchez, Janine Hughes, Renee Cossete Pedersen, Yousef Balat, Daniel Elliot, Y.E. Torres, Daniel Bertalot, Traci Matlock, Jajah Gray, Michelle Chen Dubos, Nyssa Juneau, Jack Silverman and more.
Saturday Sept 28th 7-10pm G Gallery, 301 E 11th St Houston, TX 77008
“get close to me, I’ll get close to you,
CLOSER than you are expected to be,
as far, as long, as naked as we want to,
you don’t know that you already know me.”
Facilitated by Continuum
Duration: 3 hrs
Submission, Continuum Headquarters.
Houston, TX September 2013
Submission by Continuum,
18 durational performance art pieces happening simultaneously in one space.
Documented by Baltazar Canales
Edited by Jonatan Lopez
Music: Uritual by Boards of Canada boardsofcanada.com
Continuum Headquarters (Summer St, Studios) Houston, TX September 2013.
Joshua Yates, Ryan Hawk, Daniel Bertalot, Karen Mazzu, Renee Cosette Pedersen, Josh Urban Davis, Hilary Scullane, Raindawg, Jana Whatley, Neil Ellis Orts, Y. E. Torres, Koomah, Tina McPherson & Sandy Ewen, Evan McCarley, Julia Wallace, Jonatan Lopez, Chris Meadows and Emmanuel Nuno Arambula.
Special thanks to David B. Collins, a Continuum active artist, for serving as the guide of the event.
FEBRUARY 19th-23rd 2014
Highlights from Continuum’s second installment of Esque,
a one hour multi-happening simultaneous performance art adventure.
Houston, TX. July 2013
To read a review of President Head Projections at Critical Mass Afterparty
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