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1 P-Form No. 31 pform31 Performance art magazine Spring 1994 Goulish, Matthew, 1960-;Sherman, Stuart;Becker, Carol;White, Tanya;Phillips, Andrea;Cervenka, Exene;Strahs, James;Thompson, Ken;Zerkel, Mary;Bass, Jenny;Askanas, Malgosia;Anderson, Kate;Wooster, Ann-Sargent;Owen, Thompson;Manes, Michelle;Probst, Danielle;Malone, Seamus;Speare, Jed;Wilber, Dolores This issue of P-Form focuses around the idea of Patriotism. Other articles include a conversation with Alison Knowles about Fluxus and...
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This issue of P-Form focuses around the idea of Patriotism. Other articles include a conversation with Alison Knowles about Fluxus and Life and the performance text for "The Betty Rocker Miracle" by Jenny Bass. Reviews include: "Dreams (Breathe/Don't Breath) of Home and the Beginning or the end" by Marylin Arsem, "The Cave" by Beryl Korot and Steve Reich, "Superbia: Who's Been Turning Around in Your Driveway?" by Katharine Boyd, "Walking" by Ron Wallace, "23 Blows of the Dagger" by Daniel J. Martinez, "Untitled: The Queen" by Ana Brown, and "Who Was I the Last Time I Saw You?" by Kim Hines, Elizabeth Streb at the Brooklyn Bridge, "Marga Gomez is Pretty, Witty, and Gay" by Marga Gomez, "It's Shifting, Hank" by the group Goat Island, "Two Sound Performances and a Few More Raccoons" by Ean White, "The Betty Crocker Miracle" by Jenny Bass, and "Dark Fruit" by Pomo Afro Homos. P-Form is a periodical dedicated to the development and understanding of performance art. P-Form provides with articles, interviews, reviews and schedules responding to the performance art in Chicago.
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2 23 Blows of the Dagger (or Why Don't You Kill Yourself) rsga-ph-00100 September 10-October 30, 1993 "23 BLOWS OF THE DAGGER (OR WHY DON'T YOU KILL YOURSELF), September 10 - October 30, A site-dependent, content-specific situation by...
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"23 BLOWS OF THE DAGGER (OR WHY DON'T YOU KILL YOURSELF), September 10 - October 30, A site-dependent, content-specific situation by Daniel J. Martinez, opening reception: Friday, September 10, 7-9 pm, roundtable discussion with the artist co-sponsored with Latino Change Agents: Saturday, September 11 3 pm, free admission, "There is no language without deceit" "In the Middle East of antiquity it was the custom to hold a ceremony from time to time in which the village priest casts evil spirits out of people into a goat. Having placed their own evil on the goat, the people fell upon it with sticks and drove it from the village. As the currency of the term scapegoat suggests, the practice has persisted over centuries. But now a man's, a woman's, a country's disowned sins are only placed on the other, not goats." 23 Blows of the Dagger (or Why Don't You Kill Yourself) is a situation that investigates, addresses, experiments, and explores the dynamic relations between eurocentrism and colonialism, the simulated social equality. A city amidst urban chaos, without a connecting thread, an inner rule, a perspective, a discourse, is a city made only of exceptions, exclusions, incongruities and contradictions: an urban reality where memory is traded. This installation reveals and undermines spatial (re)production as a form of individual and social control." Daniel J. Martinez, LA.-based Daniel J. Martinez has exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe, and is well known for his public projects ranging from billboards to subway and bus shelter installations, urban operas to corporate headquarter critiques. He recently did projects for the Whitney Bienniale (New York), the Venice Biennale and this summer's Culture in Action series sponsored by Sculpture Chicago. "23 Blows of the Dagger..." continues through October 30. This is the first event in RSG's "Fear, Anxiety, and Survival" series of exhibitions and projects in 93-94." [Source: Event calendar -- September/October 1993]
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3 23 Blows of the Dagger, September 10-October 30, 1993 rsga-ph-04187 September 10-October 30, 1993 Photograph of a detail from Martinez's installation "23 Blows of the Dagger" at Randolph Street Gallery, September 10-October 30, 1993.
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4 23 Blows of the Dagger, September 10-October 30, 1993 rsga_pst_00305 September 19-October 30, 1993 RSGA Ephemera: Drawer 3, 1994-1997
5 Video from "23 blows of the dagger or, Why Don't You Kill Yourself?" (tape 2) RSGA 211 1993 Video shown as part of the situation/installation "23 blows of the dagger (or Why Don't You Kill Yourself), held September 10-October 30,...
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Video shown as part of the situation/installation "23 blows of the dagger (or Why Don't You Kill Yourself), held September 10-October 30, 1993. <br>"23 Blows of the Dagger (or Why Don't You Kill Yourself)" is a situation created by Daniel J. Martinez that investigates, addresses, experiments, and explores the dynamic relations between eurocentrism and colonialism, the simulated social equality. A city amidst urban chaos, without a connecting thread, an inner rule, a perspective, a discourse, is a city made only of exceptions, exclusions, incongruities and contradictions: an urban reality where memory is traded. This installation reveals and undermines spatial (re)production as a form of individual and social control." –[Source: Event Calendar -- September/October 1993] <br>This video was projected onto a revolving mirror with a gilt frame, reflecting the image onto the walls, spinning clockwise around the room. The floor of the room was covered foot deep with second-hand clothing. "It was difficult to follow the spinning video as one tried to walk through this stranger's clothes, feeling like a trespasser in a dangerous cave. The video involved a sequence of views of people's legs walking through streets, along a stone path, and onto the lawn of a park with big wide trees. The camera's point of view was swinging constantly back and forth, and at intervals the tape seemed to slow down and stretch, get stuck, and then snap back to a faster speed." –[Source: Event Calendar -- Maria Jose Barandiaran for New Art Examiner] <br>The archive contains three different edits of this tape.
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6 Video from "23 blows of the dagger or, Why Don't You Kill Yourself?" (edit 1) RSGA 212 1993 Video shown as part of the situation/installation "23 blows of the dagger (or Why Don't You Kill Yourself), held September 10-October 30,...
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Video shown as part of the situation/installation "23 blows of the dagger (or Why Don't You Kill Yourself), held September 10-October 30, 1993. <br>"23 Blows of the Dagger (or Why Don't You Kill Yourself)" is a situation created by Daniel J. Martinez that investigates, addresses, experiments, and explores the dynamic relations between eurocentrism and colonialism, the simulated social equality. A city amidst urban chaos, without a connecting thread, an inner rule, a perspective, a discourse, is a city made only of exceptions, exclusions, incongruities and contradictions: an urban reality where memory is traded. This installation reveals and undermines spatial (re)production as a form of individual and social control." –[Source: Event Calendar -- September/October 1993] <br>This video was projected onto a revolving mirror with a gilt frame, reflecting the image onto the walls, spinning clockwise around the room. The floor of the room was covered foot deep with second-hand clothing. "It was difficult to follow the spinning video as one tried to walk through this stranger's clothes, feeling like a trespasser in a dangerous cave. The video involved a sequence of views of people's legs walking through streets, along a stone path, and onto the lawn of a park with big wide trees. The camera's point of view was swinging constantly back and forth, and at intervals the tape seemed to slow down and stretch, get stuck, and then snap back to a faster speed." –[Source: Event Calendar -- Maria Jose Barandiaran for New Art Examiner] <br>The archive contains three different edits of this tape.
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7 Video from "23 blows of the dagger or, Why Don't You Kill Yourself?" (tape 1) RSGA 213 1993 Video shown as part of the situation/installation "23 blows of the dagger (or Why Don't You Kill Yourself), held September 10-October 30,...
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Video shown as part of the situation/installation "23 blows of the dagger (or Why Don't You Kill Yourself), held September 10-October 30, 1993. <br>"23 Blows of the Dagger (or Why Don't You Kill Yourself)" is a situation created by Daniel J. Martinez that investigates, addresses, experiments, and explores the dynamic relations between eurocentrism and colonialism, the simulated social equality. A city amidst urban chaos, without a connecting thread, an inner rule, a perspective, a discourse, is a city made only of exceptions, exclusions, incongruities and contradictions: an urban reality where memory is traded. This installation reveals and undermines spatial (re)production as a form of individual and social control." –[Source: Event Calendar -- September/October 1993] <br>This video was projected onto a revolving mirror with a gilt frame, reflecting the image onto the walls, spinning clockwise around the room. The floor of the room was covered foot deep with second-hand clothing. "It was difficult to follow the spinning video as one tried to walk through this stranger's clothes, feeling like a trespasser in a dangerous cave. The video involved a sequence of views of people's legs walking through streets, along a stone path, and onto the lawn of a park with big wide trees. The camera's point of view was swinging constantly back and forth, and at intervals the tape seemed to slow down and stretch, get stuck, and then snap back to a faster speed." –[Source: Event Calendar -- Maria Jose Barandiaran for New Art Examiner] <br>The archive contains three different edits of this tape.
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8 Randolph Street Gallery 15th Anniversary, September 10, 1993 rsga_eph_00172 September 10, 1993 RSGA Ephemera: Drawer 2, 1990-1993