1. Trein consists of the (rhythmic) reading of a text (in Dutch) in front of the camera. This text concerns the process of the slowly stopping of a train and will take about two minutes. Then there will be a few seconds of silence, after which the same text will be spoken again but backwards, including the original gestures in reverse. It will stop at point zero (as if nothing happened).

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  2. Completely improvised live session using a drumset, nintendo ds, ipod touch and a toy guitar. Byd Sarret is characterized by completely improvised jam sessions playing with sounds that generate electronic atmospheres derived from surf to art rock. Influenced by Roxy Music, Velvet Underground, Kraftwerk, Ladytron and electronic music from the mid 80’s. Currently working on editing the footage recorded live at their presentations to publish their first album: Musik From the Future.
    Byd Sarret’s performance was curated and presented by La Periferia

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  3. My artwork extends from an internal investigation of the childhood role models, popular icons and cultural stereotypes that influenced how I perceive what it means to be a man. Through my work I propose that masculinity can be depicted as a theater with certain elements scripted, learned and performed.
    Staged at the world famous Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, New York City, myself and another fellow wrestler will execute a choreographed, predetermined match. Unlike the spectacle of professional wrestling viewers are accustomed to watching on their television screens, however, the footage captured will be from within the ropes, from the viewpoint of the referee.

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  4. My performance will deal with one of the most formal qualities of 3D shooters: The fist person view, in which a weapon is held motionless in the forefront of the perspective of the player and the rest of the virtual world is moving. I will use my own flat and household tools to make a reference to this aesthetic feature, performing everyday action to connect the controversial qualities of video games to seemingly banal undertakings.

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  5. Schlief captures a live personal evaluation from a close peer that she has known for 10 years. Since the performance will happen in real time, it will be a performance of real human interaction and event; there’s no way out, and all reactions are real and unrehearsed. Schlief took the title of the performance, The Ugliest Man and Zarathustra: an evaluation by another human, from a passage in a book by Neitzche, where she hopes to assume the character of The Ugliest Man, and her evaluator, Zarathustra.

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Low Lives

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This year marked the third installment of Low Lives, a series of annual international art events that celebrate the transmission of ideas beyond geographical, cultural, and political borders. Low Lives 3 again offered global audiences the opportunity…

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This year marked the third installment of Low Lives, a series of annual international art events that celebrate the transmission of ideas beyond geographical, cultural, and political borders. Low Lives 3 again offered global audiences the opportunity to experience creative and unique live performances in both physical and virtual spaces.
Low Lives 3 continues its mission of highlighting works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the potential of performance practice presented live through online streaming networks. Low Lives’ growth and expanded reach this year is impressive. Low Lives 3 was an international two-day festival featuring 55 live performance-based works; each transmitted over the web and projected in real time at 21 venues across the globe. We extended our reach internationally to include 30 presenting partners in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Japan, India, Trinidad and Tobago, and Austria. The number of artists that participated in Low Lives 3 doubled in size from the 2010 event. Selected artists broadcasted their performances from 31 cities in 11 different countries.
I extend my utmost appreciation to the artists that have participated in Low Lives for their remarkable artistic contributions and their willingness to share in this experimental project. Together they helped build an exhibition that reflects their individual practices while offering significant insights in to our human collective and the world we live in.
Jorge Rojas

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