1. A one night live performance at Art Palace in Houston, TX: http://www.artpalacegallery.com

    The work's title, 'Medium,' refers to both the collection and dissemination of otherworldly messages and to the formal material from which an artwork is created. The Bridge Club performers, seated on chairs suspended from the gallery walls, respond to a combination of objects, sound and projection. This work explores the intentional, wondrous and quasi-religious aspects of both art making and seeking the divine.

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  2. 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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  3. '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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  4. A live performance created for The Wassaic Project's 2011 Summer Festival, in and around the art center's converted grain elevator gallery: http://wassaicproject.org

    The 'Applied Geometry' performance involved 'surveying' the surrounding landscape, both interior and exterior, using carefully constructed or modified equipment designed to suggest a specific but dreamlike function, related to mapping the human relationship to the landscape, seeing the unseeable, and making the distant close at hand.

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  5. A series of four live performances and ongoing video installation work in a hotel room. Created for the National Performance Network/ Visual Artists Network 2009 Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN, December 2009

    During each performance, one member of The Bridge Club embodied the characteristics of a typical hotel room inhabitant, while each of the other members sat in an idle trance. The room’s television, featuring a loop of prerecorded programming, signaled a periodic role change. When a live performance was not taking place, four video projections, timed to play on cue, cast moving images of the room’s inhabitants on the bathroom wall, bed, desk, and seating area, appearing as ghostlike apparitions. The lingering presence of four suitcases and props scattered about the room further concretized the viewer’s awareness of the room’s multiple histories.

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The Bridge Club

The Bridge Club

Performance, installation and multimedia works by The Bridge Club collaborative: artists Annie Strader, Christine Owen, Emily Bivens, & Julie Wills.

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