One of Brooklyn's central performance art hubs, Panoply Performance Lab (aka PPL) concludes their 7+ years of programming at 104 Meserole Street this weekend. METAMORPHOSIS (or if you are looking at their tradition of hand-lettered show posters as seen above, METAMORHOSIS) is a 3-day performance, community potluck features performances from artists who developed their performance career with the support of the space.
Organizers note "Under the name PPL, the site has operated as a laboratory for the performance art communities of Brooklyn and beyond, home to hundreds of events, gatherings, meetings, exhibitions, think-tanking sessions, projects, and performances." As a PPL viewer and performer, I can attest to the tremendous and unyielding support offered by Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle in performance art, action art and a myriad of other live art forms. Their lab/incubator has fostered the growth of many emerging artists, collectives and think tanks. This weekend is sure to be full of community gratitude, compelling performances and a few tears.
Full schedule outlined below and on our live events listing page.
From all of us at Performance Is Alive, THANK YOU PPL!!! <3
The garage at 104 Meserole Street has been "art space" since the '90's. In 2012, Spread Art relocated to Detroit and passed the site to Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL). In December, 2018, the site will be transferred into the hands of IV Castellanos and Amanda Hunt, changing names from "PPL" to "IV Soldiers."
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Jodie Lynkeechow and Kanene Ayo Holder
Anya Liftig/Love and Trouble
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
4pm: COMMUNITY MEETING announcements, next steps, book project.
6pm: performances begin:
Dom Duro (Dominique Duroseau)
IV Castellanos and Amanda Hunt
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Edward G Sharp
Panoply Lab (EstheR Neff, Brian McCorkle, Kaia Gilje)
Donations are suggested $5-20 for the artists performing.
No alcohol will be served (BYO ok)
Food to share is welcome (informal potluck all three days).