Thursday, February 24, 2011

JUMP- Boby Kalloor the performance artist turns ONE!

Boby Kalloor is one of my favorite artists in Houston right now, this event should not be missed by anyone but me (because I have to work at the fabulous diverseworks, as they have the very exciting end-of-show sale for Patricia Hernandez's Parody of Light.)

February 26, 2011 marks the one year anniversary of Boby Kalloor's debut as a performance artist!

Please come join us as we jump off the 13+ foot roof of The Jenner House over and over!

YOU can jump too!

We will provide a soft surface to land on and capes!


Monday, February 7, 2011

THE BRAYER ROOM, a new Houston gallery and performance art piece

YES! More people in Houston are making their good ideas into reality.

The Brayer Room (click here to see their site!)is a moving gallery. Each show is in a new spot. I have been dying to see stuff like this happen in Houston ever since I heard that Paul Horn once held a show at Al's Quick Stop (that place next to Rudz with the amazing gyros.).

The next Brayer Room show is scheduled for this Friday, February 12th from 7:30 to 10:30 at 214 Fairview.

Since owner/director Esther Gustein described the moving gallery as a performance art piece, I quickly asked her if she would share some things for the blog!

How does Houston effect your art?
Houston has effected my art in the spaces that it provides for a platform for hosting my shows. The whole of the city is very unique, with no absolute "artist" district.

Who are your performance art heroes?
Yves Klein, Jackson Pollock, Marcel Duchamp, to name a few.

Will you ever include performance art in your shows or have you already?
My are shows are performance art shows. The space I have will always host as a studio well before the actual show takes place, creating an artistic energy in a dormant space. I guess that the kind of performance that I hope to achieve is not one for the audience, but for the artists and the community. Showing how they can mutually benefit each other. The artists in that they can create anywhere, and for the community that any space can be a space for discovery and expression.

Thanks for making something new happen in our town, Esther!! Can't wait to see where The Brayer Room pops up next.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Boby Kalloor's lunch project

One of the best performance artists in Houston is doing a project you can be a part of!

Here is the blog (click click!).

Here is the info:

Houston Performance Art in Germany

Last year Galerie KUB, in Leipzig, Germany contacted me about having Houston Performance Artists come to perform at their Performance Art Festival entitled Blauverschiebung No. 3. So in September John Zambrano and I hopped on a flight to Germany. It ended up being one of the best experiences of my life! We got to meet some amazing artists, some inspiring organizers, and some REALLY awesome bartenders.

Leipzig, Germany is a wonderful city, it is actually Houston's sister city. It was amazing to see how much their government and their businesses support the arts. JEALOUS!!! They hooked us up with flight money, food and a hotel room.

The festival was fascinating. Although Performance Art is definitely still considered a bit strange to the normal folk in the same way it is here, the audience seemed to me to be much more open to the time consumingness and strangeness that is so often performance. It was refreshing to be with a decent sized group of people who didn't seem to think twice about watching someone twitch on stage for 30 minutes or rub raw meat on their naked body. It definitely inspired me to push towards more of this acceptance from my audiences.

LOS TORREZNOS from Madrid did one of my favorite performances, they reminded me of our very own Art Guys.

Los Torreznos / Madrid Blauverschiebung No3 / die naTo / 2010 Leipzig from galerie KUB on Vimeo.

They were super nice too!

Here is the piece that I created for the festival.

Julia Claire Wallace / Houston Blauverschiebung No3 2010 Leipzig from galerie KUB on Vimeo.

And here is John Zambrano's piece:

John Zambrano / Houston Blauverschiebung No3 2010 Leipzig from galerie KUB on Vimeo.

The two artists that reminded me the most of what is going on here is Marcel Spurman (check out his blog!) and Elizabeth Wurst.
Does this remind you of anything HOUSTON?

Ohne Titel, Videoperformance, HD, 20 Min, 2010 from Elizabeth Wurst Performance on Vimeo.

And this artist reminded me alot of our Smitty Regula. This was definitely the most exciting performance of the festival-

Jan Rieve, Elias Macke, Harri Heine / Leipzig Blauverschiebung No3 2010 Leipzig from galerie KUB on Vimeo.

Check out videos from the entire festival HERE. There are some really amazing performances!

And if anyone has any desire to try and create a Performance Art Festival here in Houston, let me know! I am so down.

The Galerie KUB was AWESOME, if anyone is passing through Germany any time soon, make sure and stop by.