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1 P-Form No. 27 pform27 Performance art magazine January 1993 Thompson, Ken;Becker, Carol;Harshaw, Craig;Hall, Ames;Birringer, Johannes H.;Goulish, Matthew, 1960-;Metrick, Robert;Oksietowicz, Pickles;Rago, Carmela;Colby, Audrey;Clagg, Steve;Manes, Michelle;Mihopoulos, Effie This issue of P-Form features an interview with Reno, a profile on Carolee Schneemann, the performance text to the performance "O!Klahoma...
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This issue of P-Form features an interview with Reno, a profile on Carolee Schneemann, the performance text to the performance "O!Klahoma!," several articles on how performance an the arts relate to society and build community, and the essay "Light that Floods" about the documentation of childhood tragedies by Ames Hall. Reviews include: the series "Rough Trade" by Iris Moore and Lawrence Steger, "We Got a Date" by the group Goat Island, "Amerika Nowhere" by Steirischer Herbst, "11 Minutes Max" at the Theatre Building, Chicago, "Power Pipes" by Spiderwoman Theater, "Sleepless and Without Nurture" by TranceSisters Productions, "The Woman Who Kept Getting Stuck" by Laurie Macklin, and "Reno Once Removed" by Reno. 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 O Klahoma or The Farmer in the Astral Plains rsga-ph-00162 September 18-19, 1992 Photograph of Robert Metrick's "O Klahoma or The Farmer in the Astral Plains," used to promote its performance at Randolph Street Gallery...
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Photograph of Robert Metrick's "O Klahoma or The Farmer in the Astral Plains," used to promote its performance at Randolph Street Gallery as part of "Chicago Performs," September 18-19, 1992. "'Metrick exploits the beneficence of the cliche - in language, music and gesture - to carry an agreed-upon surface meaning. Then, he warps the meaning to shatter the ground...by which the cliche is legitimated.' -Arts Magazine. Robert Metrick makes his long-awaited return to Randolph Street Gallery to open the 1992 season with the debut of O Klahoma or The Farmer in the Astral Plains. This absurdist soap operetta features an all-star line-up of local performers including Susan Abelson, Joan Dickinson, Matthew Goulish, Katy Hoffer, Iris Moore, Jamirte Trott and Otto Stecchinelli. The conceptual base for the piece came from a critic's description of my work as 'landing somewhere between Beckettian existentialism and a high school production of Oklahoma!' says Metrick, who has written, composed, and directed the new work. 'It is a grim, yet poignant reminder of the frailty of the agricultural sciences amidst the chaotic, brutal, subterranean realities of nature...or vice versa.'" --[Source: Event calendar -- September/October 1992]
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3 O Klahoma or The Farmer in the Astral Plains rsga-ph-01744 September 18-19, 1992 Photograph of Robert Metricks's, "O Klahoma or The Framer in the Astral Plains," a performance created and directed by the artist. The...
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Photograph of Robert Metricks's, "O Klahoma or The Framer in the Astral Plains," a performance created and directed by the artist. The performance debuted at Randolph Street Gallery, September 18 & 19, 1992, as a part of the on-going series "Chicago Performs." Photo credit: Peter Taub. "Robert Metrick makes his long-awaited return to Randolph Street Gallery to open the 1992 season with the debut of 'O Klahoma or The Farmer in the Astral Plains.' This absurdist soap operetta features an all-star line-up of local performers including Susan Abelson, Joan Dickinson, Matthew Goulish, Katy Hoffer, Iris Moore, Jamirte Trott and Otto Stecchinelli. The conceptual base for the piece came from a critic's description of my work as 'landing somewhere between Beckettian existentialism and a high school production of Oklahoma!' says Metrick, who has written, composed, and directed the new work. 'It is a grim, yet poignant reminder of the frailty of the agricultural sciences amidst the chaotic, brutal, subterranean realities of nature... or vice versa.'" --[ Source: Event calendar -- September/October 1992]
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4 O Klahoma or The Farmer in the Astral Plains rsga-ph-01742 September 18-19, 1992 Photograph of Robert Metricks's, "O Klahoma or The Framer in the Astral Plains," a performance created and directed by the artist. The...
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Photograph of Robert Metricks's, "O Klahoma or The Framer in the Astral Plains," a performance created and directed by the artist. The performance debuted at Randolph Street Gallery, September 18 & 19, 1992, as a part of the on-going series "Chicago Performs." Photo credit: Peter Taub. "Robert Metrick makes his long-awaited return to Randolph Street Gallery to open the 1992 season with the debut of 'O Klahoma or The Farmer in the Astral Plains.' This absurdist soap operetta features an all-star line-up of local performers including Susan Abelson, Joan Dickinson, Matthew Goulish, Katy Hoffer, Iris Moore, Jamirte Trott and Otto Stecchinelli. The conceptual base for the piece came from a critic's description of my work as 'landing somewhere between Beckettian existentialism and a high school production of Oklahoma!' says Metrick, who has written, composed, and directed the new work. 'It is a grim, yet poignant reminder of the frailty of the agricultural sciences amidst the chaotic, brutal, subterranean realities of nature... or vice versa.'" --[ Source: Event calendar -- September/October 1992]
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5 O Klahoma or The Farmer in the Astral Plains rsga-ph-01745 September 18-19, 1992 Photograph of Robert Metricks's, "O Klahoma or The Framer in the Astral Plains," a performance created and directed by the artist. The...
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Photograph of Robert Metricks's, "O Klahoma or The Framer in the Astral Plains," a performance created and directed by the artist. The performance debuted at Randolph Street Gallery, September 18 & 19, 1992, as a part of the on-going series "Chicago Performs." Photo credit: Peter Taub. "Robert Metrick makes his long-awaited return to Randolph Street Gallery to open the 1992 season with the debut of 'O Klahoma or The Farmer in the Astral Plains.' This absurdist soap operetta features an all-star line-up of local performers including Susan Abelson, Joan Dickinson, Matthew Goulish, Katy Hoffer, Iris Moore, Jamirte Trott and Otto Stecchinelli. The conceptual base for the piece came from a critic's description of my work as 'landing somewhere between Beckettian existentialism and a high school production of Oklahoma!' says Metrick, who has written, composed, and directed the new work. 'It is a grim, yet poignant reminder of the frailty of the agricultural sciences amidst the chaotic, brutal, subterranean realities of nature... or vice versa.'" --[ Source: Event calendar -- September/October 1992]
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6 O Klahoma or The Farmer in the Astral Plains rsga-ph-01743 September 18-19, 1992 Photograph of Robert Metricks's, "O Klahoma or The Framer in the Astral Plains," a performance created and directed by the artist. The...
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Photograph of Robert Metricks's, "O Klahoma or The Framer in the Astral Plains," a performance created and directed by the artist. The performance debuted at Randolph Street Gallery, September 18 & 19, 1992, as a part of the on-going series "Chicago Performs." Photo credit: Peter Taub. "Robert Metrick makes his long-awaited return to Randolph Street Gallery to open the 1992 season with the debut of 'O Klahoma or The Farmer in the Astral Plains.' This absurdist soap operetta features an all-star line-up of local performers including Susan Abelson, Joan Dickinson, Matthew Goulish, Katy Hoffer, Iris Moore, Jamirte Trott and Otto Stecchinelli. The conceptual base for the piece came from a critic's description of my work as 'landing somewhere between Beckettian existentialism and a high school production of Oklahoma!' says Metrick, who has written, composed, and directed the new work. 'It is a grim, yet poignant reminder of the frailty of the agricultural sciences amidst the chaotic, brutal, subterranean realities of nature... or vice versa.'" --[ Source: Event calendar -- September/October 1992]
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7 O Klahoma or The Farmer in the Astral Plains RSGA 568 September 1992 Documentation of Robert Metrick's "O Klahoma or The Farmer in the Astral Plains," performed at RSG September 18-19, 1992, as part of the...
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Documentation of Robert Metrick's "O Klahoma or The Farmer in the Astral Plains," performed at RSG September 18-19, 1992, as part of the Time Arts Chicago Performs series. <br>Robert Metrick returned to Randolph Street Gallery to open the 1992 season with the debut of his absurdist soap operetta, "O Klahoma or The Farmer in the Astral Plains." "Landing somewhere between Beckettian existentialism and a high school production of 'Oklahoma!' it is a grim yet poignant reminder of the frailty of the agricultural sciences amidst the chaotic, brutal, subterranean realities of nature, or vice versa." <br>This performance was a part of the 1992-1993 season of the "Chicago Performs" series, held September 1992-April 1993. The series began in 1990 and was dedicated to highlighting some of the city's established and emerging performance artists. –[Source: Event Calendar -- September/October 1992]
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