Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Triangulations: Revisiting OYWPP

Taller Puertorriqueño will present my first one person exhibitionTriangulations: Revisiting OYWPP,  in  the Lorenzo Homar Gallery, from Dec 7, 2012 - January 19, 2013.  The exhibition is part of Taller Puertorriqueño's  2012-13 series  of exhibitions titled Claiming Spaces

Jumatatu Poe self documents. Photo: Pepón Osorio (2007)
 Triangulations explores the intersection of performance, place, and time in two,  three-channel video installations.  It features a number of performance documents of the One Year Wissahickon Park ProjectOYWPP,created through a process of self-documentation wherein the performer documents her/his own performance. 

OYWPP was a series of performances in Philadelphia's Wissahickon Valley Park throughout 2007-08, featuring dancers Shavon Norris, Olive Prince, Jumatatu Poe, Noemí Segarra and myself, and percussionist and composer Toshi Makihara.  I designed it around the concept of four--- four seasons, four sites, four performances in each site for a total of 16 performances.  Performances lasted 45 minutes and were held Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM, to take advantage of the crisp morning air and angled sunlight.  I am proud to say that we completed all 16 performances, in all sorts of conditions including temperatures ranging from 20 to 98 degrees, rain, snow, sleet, high winds, and bugs! 

The Lorenzo Homar Gallery is located at Taller Puertorriqueño, 2721 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19133.  The opening reception will take place Friday Dec 7 from 5:30-8PM.   Admission is FREE.

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