DAWN KASPER, ON EXISTENCE: A VISUAL POEM, A STUDY IN BEING, GUTTED: LACE’S ANNUAL WINTER BENEFIT 2010
MATERIALS: Full drum kit, cymbals, 1 radio, 2 tape recorders, 5 masks, wig, costume, 4 Piezo microphones, 5 amps, Dremel
DURATION: 30-minute live performance
I demolished an amplified gallery wall with my drums and a Dremel tool. Making the wall an instrument.
LACE is pleased to present GUTTED: LACE’S ANNUAL WINTER BENEFIT. In 2010, LACE teamed up with Los Angeles-based curator Dino Dinco, who brings his own passions and experience to this annual fundraising event. Inspired by Los Angeles’ history of performance art and LACE’s role as an open platform for artistic expression, Dinco has reached out to a range of artists, both established and emerging, to present an unrestrained evening of contemporary performance.
GUTTED showcases a daring ensemble of live performance, texts and objects speaking of, from and to the body. With a roster of creative talent spanning thirty years of live performance, GUTTED illustrates an array of ways artists have addressed the human form, spanning issues of domesticity and labor, AIDS, race, social activism, queerness, straightness, bodybuilding, body destruction, fantasy & grotesquerie.
Dawn Kasper is a Los Angeles based mixed media performance artist actively exploring the woven web of questions into the meaning of life and death. Kasper has performed and exhibited, nationally and internationally, at galleries and institutions including the Migros Museum Für Genenwartskunst in Zurich, LISTE Basel, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Art Basel Art Positions, Miami, LACMA, LACE, The Hammer, MOCA, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, Anna Helwing Gallery, Circus Gallery, Leo Koenig Inc., Projekte, New York; had video screenings at Art in General New York, Copy Gallery Philadelphia, and David Castillo Gallery Miami. Kasper is also one of the founding members of the performance and experimental art venue Human Resources in Los Angeles.
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