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PERFORMA05 has been curated by a consortium of independent organizers and curators at New York's leading arts organizations. Each curator was invited to propose a program especially for PERFORMA05 that focused on performance by visual artists. Proposals were reviewed by PERFORMA's director and curatorial team, with the goal of providing a broad spectrum of opinion on contemporary performance in the visual arts. Some venues invited additional proposals from independent curators. With a total of 98 artists at more than 20 venues, PERFORMA05 reflects the selection of fourteen active curators.

24 Hour INCIDENTAL

Swiss Institute – Contemporary Art
November 5-6, 12 noon Saturday to 12 noon Sunday (24 hours).

24-Hour Incidental is a program consisting of a series of simultaneous performances at the Swiss Institute – Contemporary Art.? From? noon to noon, the program intersects two days, seeking to carve out an irregular passage of time with its mix of activities and happenings. The selected artists? span several generations,? representing both the pioneering work of Fluxus and Happenings and a younger generation of artists? whose work borrows and builds on the traditions of conceptual art and performance of the 1970s.

TAMY BEN-TOR: Exotica, The Rat and The Liberal

Salon 94

Sunday, November 6 (Time: 4 pm & 6 pm) & Monday November 14? ? ? ? ? (Time: 6 pm)

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For PERFORMA05, Tamy Ben-Tor will perform Exotica, the Rat and the Liberal.? Using various costumes and prosthetics Ben-Tor will change before the audience into three distinct characters.? Ben-Tor gives each character the chance to say what??s on her mind, expressing the bias at the center of their points of view. Performed in the intimate setting or Salon94, Ben-Tor??s provocative and at times funny performance exposes the racist undercurrents hidden within western liberalism.

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Presented by Salon 94 for PERFORMA05.

SISLEJ XHAFA- Association in Yellow and Yellow Associates

Various New York Locations & Yvon Lambert
Performance: 9.00am-10:00am – Join us for the opening kick off of the performance. Free coffee & donuts provided by Dunkin Donuts
Location: Washington Square & 5th Avenue, under the Archway.
Exhibition: November 10 – 19 (reception November 10, 6-8 pm)

Known for his minimal, ironic stand towards the social, economic and political realities of everyday life, such as tourism and immigration, Albanian-Kosovan artist, Sislej Xhafa’s first live performance in New York City, Yellow Associates in Motion will feature the artist himself with a? truckload of people dressed as lawyers.

CHRISTIAN MARCLAY: Screen Play

Eyebeam
Performance
Friday, November 11, 8 pm
$15

New York-based visual artist and composer Christian Marclay will present Screen Play, a moving image musical score in which Marclay has combined found film footage with computer animation to create a visual projection to be interpreted by live musicians. For tickets, please go toTicketWeb logo

MICHAEL SMITH: Selected Videos, 1980-2005

Anthology Film Archives
Film Screening
Friday, November 11, 8 pm

Michael Smith: Selected Videos, 1980-2005 surveys over 25 years of Smith’s videos which initially emerged at a crossroad between 1970s performance art and 1980s late-night cable television. Starring himself as the inimitable “Mike”, Smith’s works are deadpan exposures of ???utterly bland realities and misguided materialism,’ that ape the claustrophobic, domestic world of the sit-com or sketch comedy show.

PAUL D. MILLER aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid: Reset

Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts
November 14, 7 – 10 pm (doors open at 6.30) (following Berni Searle performance)

In his new work, Reset, New York-based artist Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, will re-construct Nam Jun Paik’s 1971 performance TV Cello. Originally a collaboration between Korean-born artist, Nam Jun Paik and cellist/performance artist Charlotte Moorman (1933-91), TV Cello was a playable instrument made of cello components and television sets, assembled in the form of a cello.

MELIK OHANIAN: Cosmograms

Book Launch
Tuesday, November 15 2:30 – 5:30 PM
Book Launch at the Gazebo on Governor’s Island
Free
3:15 ferry from Manhattan. RSVP at tairone@performa-arts.org

For PERFORMA05 Parisian multimedia artist Melik Ohanian will launch his book Cosmograms, in an event comprised of two parts, one public and one private.

CAREY YOUNG: Consideration

CAREY YOUNG: Consideration
November 16-19, 2005
Wednesday, November 16, open at 10 am, preview reception 5-8 PM
Paula Cooper Gallery

Consideration will feature legally enforceable contracts between viewer and artist.

LISTEN UP! Lectures as Performance

The Kitchen
Friday, November 18, 7PM
Lecture presentations by Coco Fusco and Bernar Venet

PERFORMA05 Live!

WPS1 Radio
November 3-21, 2005

WPS1 is the official Internet art radio station of PERFORMA05, and will present a lineup of live broadcasts, interviews, and documentation from the biennial at www.wps1.org

Grand Openings

EI ARAKAWA, JUTTA KOETHER & EMILY SUNDBLAD: Grand Openings
Anthology Film Archives
Performance
Sunday, November 20 Time: 6-8 PM

Ei Arakawa, Jutta Koether, Emily Sundblad are brought together by curator Jay Sanders for a collaborative extravaganza within Anthology’s Courthouse Theater. Three of New York’s most provocative young artists invoke a shaky, shared vision of ???the cinema,?? projecting its possibilities onto every available surface. Grand Openings will be an evening of overlapping actions activating the invisible expanse between the seats and the screen, and erasing all notions of what is supposed to happen in a movie theater.

Presented by PERFORMA. Organized by Jay Sanders for PERFORMA05.

Double Bill: BAS JAN ADER: Film Retrospective
RENE DAALDER: Here Is Always Somewhere Else

Anthology Film Archives
Film Screening
Wednesday, November 16
Time: 7.30-9 PM

PERFORMA presents a retrospective of Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader (1942-1975) who disappeared at sea in the mid 1970s. Documented in film and photography, Bas Jan Ader’s interest in failures, falls, and breakdowns offers a uniquely melodramatic and fragile form of performance art.

LAURIE SIMMONS: The Music of Regret

SALON 94
Performance
November 20, 4 & 5 PM

Artist Laurie Simmons will present her first live performance alongside Acts I & III of her film The Music of Regret, as part of PERFORMA05. Simmons??s directorial debut The Music of Regret is a mini-musical in three acts, which examines the mundane challenges of modern living in three tales of disappointment and regret.