My friends, please join me next Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at the Hillyer Art Space for their January Soapbox performance art series. Please join me as I perform one of my newest performance art pieces live, called Conduit, at the Hillyer Art Space. I am very fortunate and honored to be invited to perform alongside two fellow performance artists (Carolyn Becker and Celeste Merie Welch) in the first of Hillyer Art Space’s 2012 Soapbox series. The Soaphox series is a monthly performance art series at Hillyer Art Space, which seeks to bolster and expand performance art in and around Washington, D.C. $5 suggested donation. For more information, please click here. The Hillyer Art Space is located at International Arts & Artists (get directions). Please RSVP on the Facebook event page to let us know if you’re coming!
January Soapbox at Hillyer Art Space
–> Thursday, January 19th, at 7:00pm
Conduit is a performance piece crafted to allow the performer to communicate melody and raw emotion through his movement and sound alone. By suggesting steady rhythm through dance, the sound of human breath and the beats made by hitting the ground are emphasized to exalt the power of being “in the moment.” Conduit‘s concept illustrates the mantra, “If I can do it, You can do it: If I am a conduit, you are a conduit.” The purpose of the piece, while autobiographical, has an easy to grasp universality. Its symbolic gestures become its tool so its live audience can easily grasp that message. Many of my pieces speak about the growth-process after emotional strain, yet unlike the rest, Conduit does not address reflection, instead it reinterprets the ‘from bad comes good’ by focusing on the good: specifically, why being a messenger of good is so important.
Conduit is the fifth in my Series body of works, chronicling my visual and performance artworks based on specific mantras/terms that develop into multiple versions of each piece.