Digital model of the new maze design, an impermanent performance installation that will be erected and dismantled nightly from 5/13 - 5/17 in NYC @SELECT Art Fair, on the roof of the former DIA building. Performers include Terrible Records, RVNG Records, Northern Spy, Lee Ranaldo, Mivos String Quartet, Jungle Pussy, Bunny Michael, Hiro Kone, James Chance, Sick Feeling, PC Worship, Psalm Zero, Zulu P, Diamond Terrifier, M. Beharie, N-A-R-C, VHVL, ESP TV, Victoria Keddie, DJ IZLA, Lost Soul Enterprises, and many more...
The ‘You Are Here’ Festival (also known as 'The Maze', as it is a performance festival in a life size maze!), takes place in New York City approximately once every two years. Between NYC installs the festival travels to other locations in America and around the world. Recently, the You Are Here Festival appeared in Berlin, and the festival will be traveling to Chicago this May.
The ‘You Are Here’ festival interrupts the performance rituals of the arts communities it inhabits. Artists who present are members of these communities. Audience members arrive at ‘You Are Here’ with the intention of catching a particular presentation, but intentions are frustrated and transformed by the labyrinthine construction the festival provides. Artists and audiences alike are invited to question the expectations that arise around performance in the context of community.
The festival consists of 2 to 4 weeks of performance and time-based arts events in a life size maze installation. Trouble, Sam Hillmer, Laura Paris, and Lawrence Mesich – the group responsible for ‘You Are Here’ – designs and builds an actual maze into a gallery space accompanied by light, projections, sound, sculpture, and of course, a myriad of performance and time-based arts events.