Nonsense Lab
Rosanna ScimecaDance of the Photons2013performanceFitness Center for Arts and TacticsBrooklyn, NY

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"Dance of The Photons is an experimental performance inspired by the ‘Quantum Entanglement’ phenomenon. Quantum entanglement is a reaction between two elementary particles far from one another without any mediation. In other words, the particles influence each other beyond the realm of time and space. Albert Einstein once called this ‘a spooky action at a distance.’ In the show, performers perform different subjects in different locations, yet they are all interconnected. Participants and objects occupy and co-habit the space Fitness Center for Arts and Tactics in Bushwick, where musicians, artists, and curators live, work, and meet. By using bodies and objects, the space is filled with the following themes: the movement of gravity (Simone Couto), audible silence (JaeWook Lee), shifting architecture (Rosanna Scimeca), an imaginary organic creature (Stephanie Hyojung Kim) and the sense of déjà vu. By transferring perceptions of space-time networks of particles, connections, force and relations are created. Dance of the Photons explores a community of consciousness in which invisible layers of fabric allow us to share knowledge and love in an instant."

Commissioner: Laura BluerEvent Curator: JaeWook LeeParticipants: JaeWook Lee, Simone Couto, Rosanna Scimeca, Stephanie Hyojung Kim, and people we know and care.Event Advisors: Ernesto Pujol (artist), Denise Carvalho (critic)

Rosanna Scimeca
Dance of the Photons
2013
performance
Fitness Center for Arts and Tactics
Brooklyn, NY

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"Dance of The Photons is an experimental performance inspired by the ‘Quantum Entanglement’ phenomenon. Quantum entanglement is a reaction between two elementary particles far from one another without any mediation. In other words, the particles influence each other beyond the realm of time and space. Albert Einstein once called this ‘a spooky action at a distance.’ In the show, performers perform different subjects in different locations, yet they are all interconnected. Participants and objects occupy and co-habit the space Fitness Center for Arts and Tactics in Bushwick, where musicians, artists, and curators live, work, and meet. By using bodies and objects, the space is filled with the following themes: the movement of gravity (Simone Couto), audible silence (JaeWook Lee), shifting architecture (Rosanna Scimeca), an imaginary organic creature (Stephanie Hyojung Kim) and the sense of déjà vu. By transferring perceptions of space-time networks of particles, connections, force and relations are created. Dance of the Photons explores a community of consciousness in which invisible layers of fabric allow us to share knowledge and love in an instant."

Commissioner: Laura Bluer
Event Curator: JaeWook Lee
Participants: JaeWook Lee, Simone Couto, Rosanna Scimeca, Stephanie Hyojung Kim, and people we know and care.
Event Advisors: Ernesto Pujol (artist), Denise Carvalho (critic)

Anna Mikhailovskaia
Draw.Cut.Fall. (Disappearing Act)
45 min. video performance edited for time to 1 min.

Zach Blas
Facial Weaponization Suite
2011-13
wearable art

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Facial Weaponization Suite produces forms of protest against biometric facial recognition — and the inequalities these technologies propagate — by making “collective masks” in community-based workshops that are modeled from the aggregated facial data of participants. The masks are used for public interventions and performances. One mask, the Fag Face Mask, is a response to scientific studies that link determining sexual orientation through rapid facial recognition techniques. This mask is generated from the biometric facial data of many queer men’s faces, resulting in an amorphous mask that cannot be detected by biometric facial recognition technologies.

Dang Vanity Ratio



Nirvana Ago Ditty
A Dragon Nativity

Today Ranting Via
Today Raving Anti
Dignitary Nova At
Toady Ingrain Vat
Ad Organ Nativity
Avoid Gain Tyrant
Avatar Dignity On
Avatar Dying Into
Variant Dating Yo
Dating Via Notary
Tiara Vanity Dong
Avian Tango Dirty
Avidity Gonna Art!
Radio Gnat Vanity
Radiant Tango Ivy
Radiant Vanity Go (Go (Go)
Attain Angry Void
Attaining Ova Dry
Data Navy Rioting
Vagina Yarn Ditto
Radon Gait Vanity
Diva Gyration Tan
Vagrant Nay Idiot
Aviation Dang Try

Dang Vanity Ratio

Nirvana Ago Ditty
A Dragon Nativity

Today Ranting Via
Today Raving Anti

Dignitary Nova At
Toady Ingrain Vat

Ad Organ Nativity
Avoid Gain Tyrant

Avatar Dignity On
Avatar Dying Into

Variant Dating Yo
Dating Via Notary

Tiara Vanity Dong
Avian Tango Dirty

Avidity Gonna Art!
Radio Gnat Vanity

Radiant Tango Ivy
Radiant Vanity Go (Go (Go)

Attain Angry Void
Attaining Ova Dry

Data Navy Rioting
Vagina Yarn Ditto

Radon Gait Vanity
Diva Gyration Tan

Vagrant Nay Idiot
Aviation Dang Try

Nathan Gray
Score for Dance
2012
clear acrylic sheets, black masking tape, amplified floor, effects, sound system

Karla Solano
Hogar (Home)
2004
stills from video

Department of Biological Flow
Jewel Box
2013
ballizein poetics (no.2)

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[google docs live editing (or a dance floor) > 2 artificial identities + 1 opening + hearst castle inspiration + joules > james zabiela/sasha involv3r time constraint and emergent poem = ‘jewel box’]

Dennis OppenheimTwo Stage Transfer Drawing1971performance

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“As I run a marker along Eric’s back he attempts to duplicate the movement on the wall. My activity stimulates a kinetic response from his sensory system. I am, therefore, Drawing Through Him”

Dennis Oppenheim
Two Stage Transfer Drawing
1971
performance

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“As I run a marker along Eric’s back he attempts to duplicate the movement on the wall. My activity stimulates a kinetic response from his sensory system. I am, therefore, Drawing Through Him”

Yves KleinLeap into the Void1960performance and photomontage on gelatin silver print

Yves Klein
Leap into the Void
1960
performance and photomontage on gelatin silver print

Charles RayPlank Piece1973performance/sculpture

Charles Ray
Plank Piece
1973
performance/sculpture