1. The Bridge Club | Art Historian Talk: The Guise of Good Behavior: The Bridge Club in Context

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    Dr. Melinda B. Barlow, Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder presents an overview of performance art placing Ulrich guest artist collaborative, The Bridge Club, in context. The Bridge Club members then join Barlow for a moderated panel discussion exploring their group practice. Contemporary performance art collaborative The Bridge Club brought their vintage camping trailer to Wichita for three days of unique, custom-tailored performances and a memorable participatory art project April 24-26, 2014, as they celebrated the exhibition Forty Years/Forty Stories with the Ulrich Museum of Art. The Bridge Club consists of artists Annie Strader, Christine Owen, Emily Bivens and Julie Wills. Their interdisciplinary installation, video, live performance and digital media works are site- and context- specific, and each work investigates specific local histories, populations, contexts, stereotypes, expectations and conflicts. An anonymous collective persona inhabits each of The Bridge Club’s works, with each member artist donning wigs, shoes and a variety of carefully selected garments that relate directly to the site and concept of a specific work. The collective presence of the four costumed member artists lends an unsettling normative air to odd or uncomfortable situations, while costuming and object choices create a historical ambiguity of era that addresses change and continuity of gender and interpersonal histories, roles, expectations and behaviors.

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    • The Bridge Club | Artists' Talk

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      Contemporary performance art collaborative The Bridge Club brought their vintage camping trailer to Wichita for three days of unique, custom-tailored performances and a memorable participatory art project April 24-26, 2014, as they celebrated the exhibition Forty Years/Forty Stories with the Ulrich Museum of Art. The Bridge Club consists of artists Annie Strader, Christine Owen, Emily Bivens and Julie Wills. Their interdisciplinary installation, video, live performance and digital media works are site- and context- specific, and each work investigates specific local histories, populations, contexts, stereotypes, expectations and conflicts. An anonymous collective persona inhabits each of The Bridge Club’s works, with each member artist donning wigs, shoes and a variety of carefully selected garments that relate directly to the site and concept of a specific work. The collective presence of the four costumed member artists lends an unsettling normative air to odd or uncomfortable situations, while costuming and object choices create a historical ambiguity of era that addresses change and continuity of gender and interpersonal histories, roles, expectations and behaviors.

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      • Inheritance

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        Video documentation from The Bridge Club collaborative's March 2013 live performance 'Inheritance.' Box 13 ArtSpace, Houston, TX

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        • What Remains

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          'What Remains' was a live performance from The Bridge Club's ongoing touring project, 'The Trailer': www.bridgeclubtrailer.com Performance took place at Lawndale Art Center in Houston, TX, March 2013

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          • Indoors

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            After a grueling eight weeks, my visual essay on our indoor skate scene here in Portland, Oregon is complete. I set out to capture and give my viewers a tour of what happens to a city with one of the most vibrant skate communities in the country and the results of 155 days of precipitation a year. The project was a collaboration of sorts including using the music of Ghost Alien, which includes good friends and Shrunken Head shop owner Justin Hindery. Interviews with Jennifer Sherowski of Commonwealth and Nordy of The Bridge Club. Skateboarders Include. Andrew Adams Rocco Caravelli Xeno Miller Lorenzo Martinez Alex Schuurman Michael Davis Chris "Compton" Nichols Mark Ventresca Corby Deglow Kevin Solomon Hunter Okano Jamie Weller Chris Cope Stephen Slappe Charlie Wilkins Thanks for watching!

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            • Billboard

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              A digital work by The Bridge Club collaborative, created for the Billboard Art Project ( www.billboardartproject.org ). Image sequence displayed at ten second intervals on a digital billboard above a gas station on Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, October 2013.

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              • 'Torrent Echo,' a live-streamed performance and video work by The Bridge Club collaborative for Low Lives 2.

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                Created for Low Lives 2, a live web-based performance exhibition broadcast in real time and projected for audiences at art venues around the country: www.lowlives.net 'Torrent Echo' featured one live performer interacting with projected footage of three other performers. This layering mirrored the audience’s experience in the gallery during the Low Lives event, where live viewers encountered live video feeds but were unable to interact directly with the performers.

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                • 'Shift Work,' a live performance by The Bridge Club collaborative. Pueblo, CO, September 2006

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                  A live performance in the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's former administration building, now administered by the Steelworks Museum of Industry & Culture/ Bessemer Historic Society. Video work exhibited at SPACES Gallery in Cleveland, OH June- August 2007 as part of the 'Storage Space' exhibit. 'Shift Work' incorporated four women sitting silently around a table, each sipping from a teacup filled with coal ore dust. It was unclear whether the women were at work themselves, were waiting for a spouse or loved one to return from the day’s work, or a combination thereof. 'Shift Work' thus subtly investigated the contradictory role of work in a family relationship and the role of gender in traditional labor.

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                  • 'Shell,' an installation and live performance by The Bridge Club collaborative. 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, March 2011

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                    'Shell,' an installation with video projections and live performance, investigated the boundaries between physical and psychological space as well as between performer and spectator. The focus of the installation was a stick-framed box or ‘room,’ skinned in a translucent fabric and covered on two sides with video projections. The live performance took place inside of this box, with light from the projections passing through the walls and onto the performers’ bodies. Both the performers and visitors to the gallery became implicated in the projections’ ominous landscape footage through their shadows.

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                    • 'Music Box,' a live performance by The Bridge Club collaborative. Las Vegas, NV, October 2010

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                      One night live performance, created for the 'Off the Strip' New Genres Festival, organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas: http://www.lasvegascac.org/ 'Music Box' was a one-night live performance that took place on the streets of downtown Las Vegas and inside of a classic Las Vegas piano bar. Each Bridge Club member’s movements throughout the performance were almost imperceptibly slow in stark contrast to the pace of the surrounding environment, while speakers hidden on the body of each performer played a slow, faint recording from a vintage music box—frequently overshadowed by external competing sounds.

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