Earlier this year, I had the great honor of participating in a residency coordinated by the Feminist Art Group and IV Soldiers Gallery in Rosekill, NY. During that residency, I collaborated, cooked, performed, cleaned, chopped fire wood, tended to a fire for 12 hours and shared the most profound moments and memories of my artistic career with members of the Feminist Art Group. Fellow participants, Lorene Bouboushian and Kaia Gilje presented a daring and physically challenging performance across an overgrown field at Rosekill. Contained within giant plastic water containers, Bouboushian and Gilje yelled towards eachother, using sound as the only directional tool. The scale and physical intensity of the piece was so wonderfully bizarre and unlike other performances that I had witnessed ... anywhere!
Bouboushian is presenting a new project this week entitled, extent of explosive lament at The Exponential Festival based in various locations across Brooklyn, NY. I can't wait to experience Bouboushian's latest performance dimensions and invite you to experience this work first hand. Full details below. - Quinn Dukes
A NOTE FROM THE ARTIST
" the work relies on an integrated solo practice of being, sounding, and dancing that turns the cultural milieu of a space inside out. i seek an exhumation of myself and the audience that causes us to question why and how we are here in an art space together.
ABOUT EXPONENTIAL FESTIVAL
THE EXPONENTIAL FESTIVAL
JANUARY’S BROOKLYN-BASED THEATRE FESTIVAL
Jan. 4 - 31, 2017 at various Brooklyn venues
Brooklyn, NY—The Exponential Festival, a multi-week festival that seeks to promote theatrical performances created in New York and presented across Brooklyn, is proud to announce its second year of artists and venues. Performances will take place January 4-31 in partnership with The Bushwick Starr, The Brick, Chez Bushwick, CPR - Center for Performance Research, The Glove, JACK, Triskelion Arts and Vital Joint. The Exponential Festival celebrates the increasing growth and importance of Brooklyn venues and local artists, working together to keep theatre kicking. Participating artists/companies include Alex Romania, Angy Abreu, Anna Peretz Rogovoy, Aron Canter/Danielle Aziza, Artem Yatsunov, BOOM BAT GESTURE, Brooklyn Gypsies, CJ Holm, LMNO3 (Cori Marquis), Designated Movement Company (Katie Rose McLaughlin), Elena Light, Emily Wexler, Eric Magnus, Ethan Gould, Kate Benson/Lee Sunday Evans, Leslie Cuyjet, Lorelei Ramirez, Lorene Bouboushian, DODO Theater Collective (Megan Hill), THE MILLION UNDERSCORES (Nicolas Noreña and Timothy Scott), Nic Adams, Nora Stephens, OZET, Peter Mills Weiss/Ric Royer, Pioneers Go East Collective (Gian Marco Lo Forte), Saints of an Unnamed Country, Sloop Jumbly, Stormy Budwig, Tim Platt, Title:Point and Witness Relocation (Dan Safer).
Prices and times vary based on the venue and show.