- July 15, 2004
As part of their Online World Tour, the avatar performance band, The Gates, proposes to web-cast a unique large-scale avatar performance to be web-cast live (in real-time) on the large projection screen at the Grunt Gallery for one night. They will use the classic avatar chat software, Digital Space Traveler, as their performance site. Their performances are both pre-determined and improvised.The Gates can either perform as an electronic music duo or as performance artists in the style of Vito Acconci and/or Gilbert & George. In other words, The Grunt curator can have the freedom to determine what form of performance they will do. Usually, The Gates only performs for 15-45 minutes. Every performance on their World Tour is unique. No one performance is the same. In the case of the Grunt Gallery, The Gates is willing to perform a unique piece for anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours, the Grunt can choose the favoured length. - The Proposal
By Alberto Guedea, Jeremy Turner
Category | 135 ProgramsPerformance
- June 24, 2004
"Although scheduled for the grunt's adjacent space, the piece began in the gallery proper, where audience members lined up to deposit identification in exchange for a seven-channel headset...After the first twenty headsets had been distributed, audience members were lead to a room where Arcan, dressed in t-shirt and jeans, paced back-and-forth within a taped-off rectangle approximately ten feet long and four feet wide. In one hand, what looked like a car reflector; in the other, a tea towel, with a calendar printed on it, which the artist carried with him at all times...he would transport the reflector from one end of the rectangle to the other, leaving it on a small (Modernist) table before retreating, then returning for it, repeating the action. He did this five or six times before the audio tracks kicked in, at which point Arcan stopped his relay. As he moved slowly around (within) the rectangle, staring out (leering?), lips quivering, I familliarized myself with the audio tracks: a cross-cultural selection of songs, guy talk, birdcalls, women's voices engaged in what sounded like sexual acts, a spiritual recitation, a father and son dialogue, what sounded like an audio palimpsest of all seven tracks at once..." - Michael Turner, Love Claims, July 2004
By Warren Arcand
- April 9, 2004 to May 8, 2004
Ciona constructed a 'nest' or 'web' out of rope and string, both constructing and inhabiting it during the gallery's open hours. The 'unseen interval' refers to the sense of wonder that a viewer must experience upon witnessing a project or construction in progress, leaving for a period of time, and returning to find the creation has progressed into something new or more complete.
By Joelle Ciona
- October 18, 2003 to November 29, 2003
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- April 4, 2003 to April 26, 2003
Marlene Madison's new works Audition Tapes and Open Call explore notions of "Celebrity". Audition Tapes, a single screen video installation, consists of three "cold" readings of a prepared text in a format that closely resembles a screen test. Open Call is the reading by 15 actors and non-actors of texts they receive when they arrive at the event.
By Marlene Madison
- Curated by Glenn Alteen
- February 22, 2003
This performance deals with first memory, the first realization of individuality. The cycles, patterns, rhythms and eddies that resonate in the course of a life from that first drop into a consciousness of self. The piece has a duration of about 45 minutes, 25 minutes of action and a 20 minute epilogue, which the audience may or may not be aware of. The music, actions and lighting all relate the artist's family history.
By Merle Addison