Lone Star Explosion 2014 is Houston’s second international performance art biennale. It is taking place on February 20th-22nd, 2014 in three of Houston’s venerated performance art venues, Box 13 Art Space, Art League Houston and Notsuoh as well as online and in public space. Lone Star Explosion 2014 seeks to showcase performance art that pushes the artists and audience in new ways, especially performance art that questions fundamental assumptions about the way we experience time, space, relationships, the self, society, and sexuality. Visiting artists from around the world have been hand picked because their work offers insight and expansion on themes and practices currently explored by Houston Performance Artists. Houston’s rich and diverse performance art scene will also be featured in the Biennale. The unique, rebellious, beauty of Houston’s own performance art will join with the brilliant expression of our visiting artists, creating an exchange of epic proportion. We intend for every participant to leave the festival full of new inspiration and greater possibility.
Abel Azcona (Spain), Miao Jiaxin (China/US), Elia Arce (Costa Rica), Marcel Sparmann (Germany),
Natalie Loveless (Canada), Aisen Caro Chacin (Venezuela/US), Fito Segrera (Colombia),
Autumn Hays (Chicago), Jill McDermid (NYC), Erik Hokanson (NYC), Jim Pirtle (Houston),
Roberto Sifuentes (Chicago), Maja D’Aoust (L.A.), J. Morrison (NYC), David Graeve (Houston),
Michael Anthony Garcia (Austin), Emily Sloan (Houston), Daniel Adame (Houston),
Nestor Topchy (Houston), Ryan Hawk (Houston), Autumn Knight (Houston), Daniel Bertalot (Houston),
Joshua Yates (Houston), Hilary Scullane (Houston), Josh Urban Davis (Houston),
Unna Bettie (Houston), Continuum (Houston), Performance SW (Dallas).
Lone Star Explosion 2014 is curated and directed by Jonatan Lopez and Julia Wallace. Ryan Hawk is serving as the Education Opportunity Coordinator and the artist board consists of Kelly Alison, Emily Sloan, Ryan Hawk, David L Davis, Koomah, Y. E. Torres, Jonathan Jindra, Hilary Scullane, David McClain, Daniel Bertalot, Evan McCarley, Unna Bettie and Josh Urban Davis. This project is fiscally sponsored by HIVE Village, facilitated with the support of Continuum.
Video edited by Jonatan Lopez
Music: Chandelier (SLEEPWALK) by Juj (soundcloud.com/juj)