Greg Barnett, Taisha Paggett and Meg Wolfe
In conjunction with
Tilt-Shift LA: New Queer Perspectives on the Western Edge
January 28 – February 25, 2012
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
2685 S La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm
special program hours
and by appointment
2hours4every3minutes: a performance cycle
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Our final program in conjunction with Tilt-Shift LA was all that I hoped it would be - and more. Not knowing the precise details of what would unfold within the gallery tonight, I had nonetheless been promising (and advertising!) an “intimate and intense” evening. Those words were totally accurate! About 60 people came in and out of the gallery over the course of the evening. Some were too timid to enter the room where the performance was happening – others were happy to make themselves comfortable on the floor around the perimeter of the room.
Contemplating the notion of queer performance and perusing this opportunity for real-time interaction, itch gave us 2hours4every3minutes: a performance cycle.
In the first hour, Greg Barnett, Taisha Paggett and Meg Wolfe rotated through a series of 3-minute performances, each one feeding off of and building from the previous experience. In the second hour, the 3-minute performance cycle opened to anyone who wished to bring their body into the conversation. Over the course of 2 hours, the arc of the performance was built from the shared labor of the bodies in this intimate space, bodies whose participation as witness or mover was of equal value. When audience members did join the performance, it was to beautiful effect. Thank you so much to Greg, Taisha and Meg, and to the participants and audience members!