Artist Tour Guide, Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian NY

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Artist Tour Guide, 2013 – October 12th performance is cancelled, due to govenment shutdowns! The museum is closed until further notice.
Performance commissioned by the National Museum of the American Indian

This set of 3 performances are by the invitation of David Penney, Associate Director of Scholarship, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and Curator, as a respondence to the exhibition “Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes” at the Museum in New York, 1 Bowling Green. For “Artist Tour Guide” I lead 3 tours, not as an archeologist, anishnaabe or docent but as an artist. Taking the form of an exhibition tour, this performance provides an “in-the-moment” encounter with me as an artist in the museum, emphasizing the value of shared experience in the creation and memory of a work of art. This is a work in progress; each tour informs later ones, creating a living, ever evolving art experience that is the essence of this performance. A self-portrait silhouette on glass provides a physical component of the work. By inserting a physical presence at all times, the artist’s outline doubles as both a space holder and starting point for the performance.

Performance Schedule: The performances are October 12, December 7, 2013 and March 15, 2014 at 2pm.
Performances are free and open to the public.

For more info on the exhibition “Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes” see link:

http://nmai.si.edu/explore/exhibitions/item/717/

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