Artist Tour Guide, NMAI NY

Artist Tour Guide, NMAI NY

Photo: Ester Neff

Second Performance: Saturday March 15, 2014 at 11am, 1 Bowling Green NY as part of “Celebrate Anishinaabe Art!”

Performances are free and open to the public followed by Q & A

Artist Tour Guide, a 30 minute Performance commissioned by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). The second in a set of 3 performances at the invitation of David Penney, Associate Director of Scholarship, Smithsonian NMAI and Curator, a respondence and intervention into the exhibition “Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes”. In “Artist Tour Guide” I lead 3 tours over the duration of this exhibit, not as an archeologist, anishnaabe or docent but as an artist – live and in action. “This performance provides an “in-the-moment” encounter with 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.” Previous performance was Saturday December 7, 2013 at 2pm.

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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