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Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival

2018-10-06 09:00:00 2018-10-06 16:00:00 America/Denver Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival Main Library

Saturday, October 06
9:00am - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-10-06 09:00:00 2018-10-06 16:00:00 America/Denver Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival Curator Kristina Lenzi brings together several local and out-of-state performance artists to fill one of Salt Lake City's most remarkable buildings with thought-provoking art performance art pieces Main Library

Curator Kristina Lenzi brings together several local and out-of-state performance artists to fill one of Salt Lake City's most remarkable buildings with thought-provoking art performance art pieces

The City Library’s Performance Art Festival invites you to experience world-class performance art, live and in person, featuring works from respected local and international artists. Curator Kristina Lenzi will assemble a varied group of performances, suitable for all ages and interests. Each of the pieces will allow the artist and the viewer the opportunity to share an experience. Watch these videos featuring artists Alastair MacLennan and Marilyn Arsem to learn more about performance art.



FRI, OCT 5 SCHEDULE

Noon–3pm
SHARE Space
Marilyn Arsem
       Boston, MA

Performance artist Marilyn Arsem has been creating live events since 1975, ranging from solo performances to large-scale interactive works incorporating installation and performance. She has presented her work throughout Europe, Asia, in the Middle East, and in North and South America. She has been a member of Mobius, Inc., in Boston, since founding the organization in 1977.

DON'T THINK!

What are we ignoring? What are we avoiding?

12:30–1:30pm
Level 5
Kristina Lenzi
       Salt Lake City, UT

Kristina Lenzi is the founder and curator of the SLC PAF. She is a performance artist, a painter and a professor. She has exhibited her work throughout the U.S.A. and internationally. She is the great-great granddaughter of noted Utah painter, Martin Lenzi.

How I Learned to Paint

When I was a painting student at the University of Utah, Sam Wilson made me study Alvin Gittins' paintings which were housed in the art building at the time. Sam pointed out everything about his paintings, and that is how I learned to paint: posthumously from Alvin Gittins.

1–3:30pm
Grandma's Attic
Rosalie Winard
       New York City, NY

Rosalie Winard is an artist, lecturer, pelican lover and character. Pelicans have been her passion for decades. She is the author/photographer of the award-winning book, Wild Birds of the American Wetlands and her photographs have been published, seen on TV and in films worldwide. She has exhibited and lectured about avians to classes and groups of all ages across the country. She also has toured and recorded with NYC based Gamelan Son of Lion. and was also a member of Sounds Out of Silent Spaces, a Fluxus group in NYC.

Play with Pelicans

I invite children of all ages to come play with me in the Children's Library. Pelican supplies will be provided. As each child or group of children comes into the room to play I will let them pick a pelican activity: make a short play with stuffed pelicans; be read to; give each stuffed pelican a name which will be recorded along with the reason for the name; color; make a little dance based on pelican movement. In case you can't spot me, I will be dressed head to toe in clothes bearing pelicans.

3:30–4:30pm
Urban Room / Plaza
Dawn Oughton
       Salt Lake City, UT

Dawn Oughton earned her BFA in Art Education from the University of Utah. She has been interested in performance art since 2010, studying with Marilyn Arsem and Kristina Lenzi, and has performed publicly since 2015.

Trees and Displacement

Dawn will perform via stories, movement, objects, environment and people.

5:15–5:45pm
Urban Room
Jorge Rojas
       Salt Lake City, UT

Jorge Rojas is a multidisciplinary artist, independent curator and art educator. Rojas creates socially based, interactive, and participatory performances that investigate processes and systems involved in communication, culture, and the so-called human experience.

tether

tether is a new participatory performance that attempts to embody experiences of trauma for undocumented immigrants (refugees/asylum seekers) in three different stages of the immigration process: before, during and after immigration.

6–7pm
The Plot Garden
Jeff Huckleberry
       Boston, MA / San Diego, CA

Jeff has been performing art for the last 20 years, both nationally and internationally. He enjoys the bicycle, the hammer, the saw, the wood, his wife and son, his family, his friends, his work. (…except sometimes he doesn’t enjoy these things as much; it depends.)

BRIDGE

For this performance Jeff will try to stay interested in rainbows, gardens, fountains, bridges, sculpture, painting and performance art.

After 7pm
Urban Room
Tony Schwensen
       Boston, MA

Tony is an Australian born US permanent resident. Interweaving fact, fictions, myth and propaganda, his recent research examines the construction of socio-political histories and how these constructions, functioning as a behavioral conditioner, directly impact the contemporary reality of living in the United States. The Boston Police Department have advised him that he has an attitude. Come and see if they were correct.

Talking to the Tax Man about Poetry: Brag Version

A performed reading of a collection of readymade poems. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder what is happening. I certainly do.

6–8pm
Urban Room
       Public Reception




SAT, OCT 6 SCHEDULE

9:20–10:40am
SHARE Space
Gretchen Reynolds
       Salt Lake City, UT

Gretchen Reynolds is a painter, puppeteer and performance artist. She teaches art at Weber State University and is a librarian in Salt Lake City.

Little Tiny Ridiculous Circles

A participatory performance space by Gretchen Reynolds and friends. What is it about grass? Is it our most common ground? Will it take us back?

10–11am
Urban Room
Eugene Tachinni
       Salt Lake City, UT

Eugene Tachinni was born in Shiprock, NM. He is a son, brother, uncle, cousin, grandson, educator, artist.

BLUE

This piece is about how we are all connected. It is about the cliche, “a chain is only as strong as the weakest link”. I think the cliche is a visual we cling onto and have desires for it to be true, but I think it lacks. Holding on requires work, and I think we all have the capacity to hold on and sustain each other instead of being a single link with our own wishes and desires. It’s much more communal.

10am–1pm
Grandma's Attic
Rosalie Winard
       New York City, NY

Rosalie Winard is an artist, lecturer, pelican lover and character. Pelicans have been her passion for decades. She is the author/photographer of the award-winning book, Wild Birds of the American Wetlands and her photographs have been published, seen on TV and in films worldwide. She has exhibited and lectured about avians to classes and groups of all ages across the country. She also has toured and recorded with NYC based Gamelan Son of Lion. and was also a member of Sounds Out of Silent Spaces, a Fluxus group in NYC.

Play with Pelicans

I invite children of all ages to come play with me in the Children's Library. Pelican supplies will be provided. As each child or group of children comes into the room to play I will let them pick a pelican activity: make a short play with stuffed pelicans; be read to; give each stuffed pelican a name which will be recorded along with the reason for the name; color; make a little dance based on pelican movement. In case you can't spot me, I will be dressed head to toe in clothes bearing pelicans.

10:15–11:15am
Urban Room
Lexi Johnson
       Salt Lake City, UT

While Lexi Johnson's art practice is usually comprised of investigating ghosts, cities, twins, underground water and anything else she damn well pleases, she felt it was time to explore an unwelcome presence that had filtered into her life, the barrage of unwelcomed digits, assessments, and compliments. She currently works at the SLCPL, makes art at Poor Yorick and eats at wherever she damn well pleases.

If I Had A Nickel

For every comment made, every nickname given, every phone number extended, every joke told, every physical assessment made, Lexi Johnson will give back a nickel.

11:30–Noon
Urban Room
Jorge Rojas
       Salt Lake City, UT

Jorge Rojas is a multidisciplinary artist, independent curator and art educator. Rojas creates socially based, interactive, and participatory performances that investigate processes and systems involved in communication, culture, and the so-called human experience.

tether

tether is a new participatory performance that attempts to embody experiences of trauma for undocumented immigrants (refugees/asylum seekers) in three different stages of the immigration process: before, during and after immigration.

Noon–1:30pm
Stairs and Elevators
Emma Wilson,
       Natalie Allsup-Edwards,
       Molly Mostert

       Salt Lake City, UT

Emma Wilson (Ew, The dancer) is a body-based artist living in Salt Lake City doing drag, making dances, and working as a community garden coordinator. Emma’s performance work harnesses the power of embarrassment and libido to create playful, socially engaged, and politically charged realities. Emma is a choreographer and director for Deseret Experimental Opera and has shown solo work across the US.

Natalie Allsup-Edwards is primarily a visual artist with a focus on approachable, affordable art. While there are performative aspects of her visual work, such as Hand Drawn Photo Booth, she has recently been exploring performance further with Shm00fi3z, directed by Molly Mostert (2018), and Domicile Dreamland in collaboration with Ew, The Dancer. You can find Natalie’s work at handdrawnphotobooth.com as well as localartiststickermachine.com.

Molly Mostert is not yet aware that she is a performance artist, although she has been performing in the surreal dance works of Emma Wilson, BFA since 2014 and participated in an immersive feline performance program of her own making from 1994-1996. She made her debut as performance director with an extraterrestrial installation piece called Shm00fi3zZ in June 2018.

The Spectre

This account is run (and walked) by a triplicity representing a multiplicity, the 53% to be exact. #Wedon’treallycare,doyou? Follow @TheSpectre on the library staircase and on the elevators.

1–2pm
Auditorium
Tony Schwensen
       Boston, MA

Tony is an Australian born US permanent resident. Interweaving fact, fictions, myth and propaganda, his recent research examines the construction of socio-political histories and how these constructions, functioning as a behavioral conditioner, directly impact the contemporary reality of living in the United States. The Boston Police Department have advised him that he has an attitude. Come and see if they were correct.

Talking to the Tax Man about Poetry: Brag Version

A performed reading of a collection of readymade poems. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder what is happening. I certainly do.

2:15pm–2:45pm
Library Plaza
Alastair MacLennan
       Belfast, Northern Ireland

In 1997 Alastair MacLennan represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale, with inter-media work commemorating the names of all those who died as a result of the Political Troubles in Northern Ireland, from 1969 to that time. During the 1970s and '80s he made some long, non-stop durational performances in Britain, America and Canada, the subject matter dealing with political, social and cultural malfunction. Since 1975 he has been based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and was a founding member of Belfast's Art and Research Exchange (1978). Starting in 1975 he taught at Ulster Polytechnic, later Ulster University, where for eleven years he ran the Master of Arts (MA) Fine Art program. Currently he travels to Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, North America and Canada, presenting Actuations (performance/installations) and since 1989 he has been a member of the internationally regarded performance art entity, Black Market International, which performs globally.

BUST AS DUST

ISSUES REMAIN:
Ethics--Aesthetics
The 'Outsider'--Political/Social Institutions
Religious/Political Bigotry--Inclusive Tolerance
Dereliction--Public/Private Responsibility
Oppositional or Consensus Means of Political/Social Improvement
Death--Decay
New Life and Mutation
Transformation

THE WORK INVOLVES:
Location--Dislocation
Placement--Displacement
Time Being--Time Edited

3:15–4pm
Auditorium
       Public Q&A




The Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival is sponsored by The City Library as well as by the following:



AGE GROUP:   All Ages  

EVENT TYPE:   Festivals   Arts & Creativity  

TAGS:    

Main Library

Phone: 801-524-8200

Hours
We're closed Thursday November 22
We're closed Friday November 23
Mon, Nov 12 Closed
(Staff Development Day )
Tue, Nov 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 14 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Nov 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Nov 16 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Nov 17 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Nov 18 1:00PM to 5:00PM


About the library

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie (see related titles in our catalog) in conjunction with VCBO Architecture, opened in February 2003 and remains one of the most architecturally unique structures in Utah. This striking 240,000 square-foot structure houses more than 500,000 books and other materials, yet serves as more than just a repository of books and computers. It reflects and engages the city's imagination and aspirations. The six-story curving, walkable wall embraces the public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium. A multi-level reading area along the glass lens at the southern facade of the building looks out onto the plaza with stunning views of the city and Wasatch Mountains beyond. A roof-top garden, accessible by walking the crescent wall or the elevators, offers a 360 degree view of the Salt Lake Valley. Spiraling fireplaces on four floors resemble a column of flame from the vantage of 200 East and 400 South. The Urban Room between the library and the crescent wall is a space for all seasons, generously endowed with daylight and open to magnificent views.

Upcoming events

Story Room
Thu, Nov 15, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Thu, Nov 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tinker Lab
Fri, Nov 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Canteena
Fri, Nov 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Lower Urban Room
Fri, Nov 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Tinker Lab
Sat, Nov 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Shops at Library Square
Sat, Nov 17, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Sat, Nov 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Canteena
Sat, Nov 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Creative Lab
Sat, Nov 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Mon, Nov 19, 10:00am - 10:30am

Level 2 Conference Room
Mon, Nov 19, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Tue, Nov 20, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Tue, Nov 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Nov 20, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Story Room
Wed, Nov 21, 10:00am - 11:00am

Craft Room
Sat, Nov 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Mon, Nov 26, 10:00am - 10:30am

Urban Room
Mon, Nov 26, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Tinker Lab
Tue, Nov 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Nov 27, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Story Room
Wed, Nov 28, 10:00am - 11:00am

Auditorium
Wed, Nov 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Story Room
Thu, Nov 29, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Thu, Nov 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tinker Lab
Fri, Nov 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Canteena
Fri, Nov 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri, Nov 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat, Dec 01, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sat, Dec 01, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Creative Lab
Sat, Dec 01, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Registration opens Saturday, November 17 2018 at 9:00am

Mon, Dec 03, 10:00am - 10:30am

Level 2 Conference Room
Mon, Dec 03, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Computer Lab
Mon, Dec 03, 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration opens Monday, November 19 2018 at 9:00am

Tue, Dec 04, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Tue, Dec 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Computer Lab
Tue, Dec 04, 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration opens Tuesday, November 20 2018 at 9:00am

Story Room
Wed, Dec 05, 10:00am - 11:00am

Canteena
Wed, Dec 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creative Lab
Wed, Dec 05, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Registration opens Wednesday, November 21 2018 at 9:00am

Wed, Dec 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Story Room
Thu, Dec 06, 10:00am - 11:00am

Thu, Dec 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tinker Lab
Thu, Dec 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Level 2 Conference Room
Thu, Dec 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Tinker Lab
Fri, Dec 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Story Room
Fri, Dec 07, 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Story Room
Sat, Dec 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

210 E 400 South, Suite 8
Sat, Dec 08, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Sat, Dec 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Auditorium
Sat, Dec 08, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Shops at Library Square
Sat, Dec 08, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

The Gallery at Library Square
Sat, Dec 08, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Mon, Dec 10, 10:00am - 10:30am

Creative Lab
Mon, Dec 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration opens Monday, November 26 2018 at 9:00am

Tue, Dec 11, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Tue, Dec 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creative Lab
Tue, Dec 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration opens Tuesday, November 27 2018 at 9:00am

Tue, Dec 11, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Story Room
Wed, Dec 12, 10:00am - 11:00am

Auditorium
Wed, Dec 12, 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Creative Lab
Wed, Dec 12, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Registration opens Wednesday, November 28 2018 at 9:00am

Story Room
Thu, Dec 13, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Thu, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tinker Lab
Fri, Dec 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Fri, Dec 14, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Tinker Lab
Sat, Dec 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sat, Dec 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm