By their nature, art objects possess an authoritative aura in the way they are set aside from other objects. This allows the object to serve as a catalyst for a transcendental experience. However, this requires a submission on behalf of the artist and the observer to the hegemony of the object. When this relationship is observed in performance art, the object becomes the action itself and time becomes a powerful catalyst for transcendence. In durational performance, the artist contorts their reality and body into a poetic expression, and allows this enterprise to occupy a prolonged period of time. In this way, the submissive relationship of the creator, observer, and creation is revealed - Josh Urban Davis
Continuum is pleased to present Submission, a durational performance art experience in which each of the artists will display aspects of this relationship by performing their pieces simultaneously, exploring the power and meaning that is held in this voluntary state of submission.
September 6, 2013. 9-12pm. 2500 Summer St. Houston TX.
Music: Convex by Fusilarbol
Shot and edited by Jonatan Lopez.
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