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1 P-Form No. 12 pform12 The performance art magazine February/March 1989 Henry, Kevin;Manglano-Ovalle, Iñigo, 1961-;Indiana, Gary;Lafreneire, Steve;Golland, Kirsten;Milliken, Peter;Cooper, Dennis;Pixchure, Johnny;Sedaris, David;Rosen, Kay;Disler, Jacqui;Martinelli, Lynn;Wittig, Rob;Doyle, Maggie Draland;Bottari, Lionel;Lozano, Emily;deVallance, Brendan;Martell, Nancy;Rabkin, Michele;Lash, Mike;Leopard, Danny Ray This issue of P-Form features essays "An Obvious Opinion" by Steve Lafreniere and "My Handle" by Johnny Pixchure and excerpts from "Bumpy...
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This issue of P-Form features essays "An Obvious Opinion" by Steve Lafreniere and "My Handle" by Johnny Pixchure and excerpts from "Bumpy Signals: Selected Letters of Tiggy Compton," "Introducing Horror Hospital," and "the Engines of Desire." Performance reviews include "The Deterritorialization of the Border-Brujo" by Guillermo Gomez-Pena, "I Cut My Fingers on a Can and Received Seven Stitches" by Robert Blair, "I Can't Believe I Dropped a Six-Hundred Dollar Bowl and Had to Pay for it!" by Elizabeth Sloane Haddon, "Hit and Run" by Douglas Manny, "Tales of the Laborer" by Bryan Saner, "Ceremony of La Cuma" by Alvaro Melara, "Five Nights of Living Art" by Linda Montano, "Collaborators/ Discrepancies" by Irish Moore & Beth Tanner, "Four Seasons: Three of Clubs" by Frank Navin, "3408 Banton Road" by Jeff Ragsdale, "Remembrance of things Past" by Blair Thomas, "Milly's Orchid Show" starring Brigid Murphy, "Satellite Showcase '88," "Scenes from Hell" by John Haskell, and "Terminal Madness" by James Grigsby." 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 P-Form No. 13 pform13 Performance art magazine April/May 1989 Maltese, Kathy;Rabkin, Michele;Pickleman, Jason;Brown, Nancy Forest;Daulton, Robert;Thomas, Blair;Kopoulos, Dani;Sladen, Susan;Tasset, Tony, 1960-;Fuller, Cal;Lozano, Emily;Trott, Jamirte;Mallozzi, Lou;Echo, Sven This issue of P-Form features an essay on Chris Burden by Jason Pickleman, a conversation about Simone Forti with Kathy Maltese and...
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This issue of P-Form features an essay on Chris Burden by Jason Pickleman, a conversation about Simone Forti with Kathy Maltese and Michele Rabkin, and a second part of an interview with Richard Schechner (see P-Form [No.10]). Also included is a review on the "Men on Sexuality and Performance" panel discussion with Moe Meyer, Richard House, Carole Tormollan, James Grigsby, Robert Daulton and Jeff Abell. Performance reviews include "Puffy vs. Puffy" by David Sedaris and Steve LaFreniere, "The Bride Who is a Stranger" by Industrial Theater, "When I Regain My Foliage" by Robert Metrick, "Emerging Artists" with Natalie Clark, Johnathan Markley, and John Lebrand, "Raiments" by Mary Brogger, Brendan DeVallance, and Joel Klaff, "Silent Othello" by the Italian American Theater, "Your Birthday is Your Birthday it Certianally Is" by Jeff Abel, "Mouth Piece and Breaking It" from the "Performance Chicago III" series by Joanna Frueh and Heidi Lang, "On the Tip of My Toung and Variations on a Theme by H.H." by Kevin Henry and Perry Venson, and "New Focus Showcase" at the the Danscespace Performance Center. 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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3 Political Advertisement: 1956-84 rsga-ph-02245 October 29, 1988 Film still from Muntadas and Reese's "Political Advertisement: 1956-84." The collection of campaign ads was shown during "I'm No Linguist...
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Film still from Muntadas and Reese's "Political Advertisement: 1956-84." The collection of campaign ads was shown during "I'm No Linguist" October 29, 1988. "I'm No Linguist" was part of the event "Bedtime Stories" October 7-November 1988, organized by Mindy Faber, Dani K., Jean Parisi, Sue Reynolds, and Peter Taub. "It's ELECTION time again, and the end of the Reagan Era is officially at hand. In honor of this occasion, RSG will present a series of performances, video screenings, and gatherings to help us remember our part of what the last eight years have been all about." --[Source: Event calendar -- October/November 1988]
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4 Talking to Myself rsga-ph-02250 1988 Photograph from Soma's "Talking to Myself," used to promote his performance "Brother, Can you Spare a Quarter?" during "Home for Lunch"...
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Photograph from Soma's "Talking to Myself," used to promote his performance "Brother, Can you Spare a Quarter?" during "Home for Lunch" at Randolph Street Gallery, October 15, 1988. "Home for Lunch" was part of the event "Bedtime Stories," October 7-November 1988, organized by Mindy Faber, Dani K., Jean Parisi, Sue Reynolds, and Peter Taub. Photo Credit: Lyn Beaumyer. "It's ELECTION time again, and the end of the Reagan Era is officially at hand. In honor of this occasion, RSG will present a series of performances, video screenings, and gatherings to help us remember our part of what the last eight years have been all about." --[Source: Event calendar -- October/November 1988]</br>Photo credit: Lyn Beaumyer.
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5 Briefcases and Bombshelters rsga-ph-02244 1986 Film still from Hercules' "Briefcases and Bombshelters" (1986). The short film was shown during "Home for Lunch" at Randolph Street...
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Film still from Hercules' "Briefcases and Bombshelters" (1986). The short film was shown during "Home for Lunch" at Randolph Street Gallery, October 15, 1988. "Home for Lunch" was part of the event "Bedtime Stories" October 7-November 1988, organized by Mindy Faber, Dani K., Jean Parisi, Sue Reynolds, and Peter Taub. "It's ELECTION time again, and the end of the Reagan Era is officially at hand. In honor of this occasion, RSG will present a series of performances, video screenings, and gatherings to help us remember our part of what the last eight years have been all about." --[Source: Event calendar -- October/November 1988]
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6 Alvaro Melara rsga-ph-02248 October 22, 1988 Photograph of Alvaro Melara. His "Ceremony of La Cuma" was performed during "Individual Countries," at Randolph Street Gallery, October...
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Photograph of Alvaro Melara. His "Ceremony of La Cuma" was performed during "Individual Countries," at Randolph Street Gallery, October 22, 1988. "Individual Countries" was part of the event "Bedtime Stories" October 7-November 1988, organized by Mindy Faber, ani K., Jean Parisi, Sue Reynolds, and Peter Taub. "It's ELECTION time again, and the end of the Reagan Era is officially at hand. In honor of this occasion, RSG will present a series of performances, video screenings, and gatherings to help us remember our part of what the last eight years have been all about." --[Source: Event calendar -- October/November 1988]
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7 Contact sheet: I'm No Linguist : Vote With Your Throat & others rsga-ph-02487 [date unknown] Contact sheet with images of Brendan deVallance's performance "I'm No Linguist," October 29, 1988, though the date on the back of the...
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Contact sheet with images of Brendan deVallance's performance "I'm No Linguist," October 29, 1988, though the date on the back of the contact sheet doesn't correspond to the date of the performance. --[Source: I'm No Linguist : Vote With Your Throat]
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8 I'm No Linguist : Vote With Your Throat rsga-ph-02477 [date unknown] Photograph of Brendan de Vallance performing "Vote With Your Throat" one of six performances during "I'm No Linguist," October 29, 1988. ...
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Photograph of Brendan de Vallance performing "Vote With Your Throat" one of six performances during "I'm No Linguist," October 29, 1988. "I'm No Linguist" was part of the event "Bedtime Stories," October 7-November 1988, organized by Mindy Faber, Dani K., Jean Parisi, Sue Reynolds, and Peter Taub. Photo credit: Jan Ballard --[Source: I'm No Linguist : Vote With Your Throat]
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9 Cockroaches at Dawn rsga-ph-02251 November 11-12, 1988 Photograph of Metrick's "Cockroaches at Dawn." The work was performed during "Done Over" at Randolph Street Gallery, November 11 and 12,...
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Photograph of Metrick's "Cockroaches at Dawn." The work was performed during "Done Over" at Randolph Street Gallery, November 11 and 12, 1988. "Home for Lunch" was part of the event "Bedtime Stories," October 7-November 1988, organized by Mindy Faber, Dani K., Jean Parisi, Sue Reynolds, and Peter Taub. "It's ELECTION time again, and the end of the Reagan Era is officially at hand. In honor of this occasion, RSG will present a series of performances, video screenings, and gatherings to help us remember our part of what the last eight years have been all about." --[Source: Event calendar -- October/November 1988]
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10 Curiosity : Border Brujo rsga-ph-00221 November 4-5, 1988 Photograph of "Border Brujo" performed by Guillermo Gómez-Peña during "Curiosity," November 4-5, 1988. "Curiosity" was part of the event ...
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Photograph of "Border Brujo" performed by Guillermo Gómez-Peña during "Curiosity," November 4-5, 1988. "Curiosity" was part of the event "Bedtime Stories," October 7-November 1988, organized by Mindy Faber, Dani K., Jean Parisi, Sue Reynolds, and Peter Taub. "It's ELECTION time again, and the end of the Reagan Era is officially at hand. In honor of this occasion, RSG will present a series of performances, video screenings, and gatherings to help us remember our part of what the last eight years have been all about. [...] RSG is proud to present the first Chicago appearance by Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Currently living in San Diego, he is one of the most important and widely heard Latino artists to have recently emerged from Southern California. His work explores a complex set of boundaries - psychological, linguistic, political, and nationalistic - and especially the U.S.A.-Mexico border. Border Brujo. A new performance work reflecting the Mexican-American experience."
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Box 5, found in folder labeled "Guillermo-Logistics"
11 Contact sheet: I'm No Linguist, October 29, 1988 rsga-ph-04255 October 29, 1988 Photographs of performances from the event "I'm No Linguist," October 29, 1988. "I'm No Linguist" was part of the event "Bedtime Stories"...
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Photographs of performances from the event "I'm No Linguist," October 29, 1988. "I'm No Linguist" was part of the event "Bedtime Stories" October 7-November 1988.
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12 Contact sheet: Home for Lunch : Brother Can You Spare A Quarter? & Poetry Performance rsga-ph-04251 October 15, 1988 Photographs from the performance "Brother Can You Spare a Quarter" by Soma and a poetry performance by Alasade. Both performances were...
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Photographs from the performance "Brother Can You Spare a Quarter" by Soma and a poetry performance by Alasade. Both performances were part on the event "Home For Lunch" at Randolph Street Gallery, October 15, 1988. The evening was part of the larger series "Bedtime Stories," October 7-November 12, 1988. --[Source: Bedtime Stories, October 7-November 12, 1988 (rsga_pst_00065)]
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13 Contact sheet: And Then There's the Pigeon Story & Tale of the Laborer rsga-ph-04252 October 15, 1988; October 22, 1988 Photographs from the performance "And Then There's the Pigeon Story" By Theater Oobleck during the event "Home for Lunch," as well as...
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Photographs from the performance "And Then There's the Pigeon Story" By Theater Oobleck during the event "Home for Lunch," as well as photographs from the performance "Tales of the Laborer" by Bryan Saner during the event "Individual Countries." Both performances were part of the larger series "Bedtime Stories" at Randolph Street Gallery, October 7-November 12, 1988. --[Source: Bedtime Stories, October 7-November 12, 1988 (rsga_pst_00065)]
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14 A Job Was A Job, October 7-8, 1988 (Pre-press) rsga-pst-00066pp October 7-8, 1988 J.S.G. Boggs' "A Job Was A Job", Oct. 7-8, 1988. Part of the series "Bedtime Stories," organized by Mindy Fauber, Dani K., Jean Parisi,...
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J.S.G. Boggs' "A Job Was A Job", Oct. 7-8, 1988. Part of the series "Bedtime Stories," organized by Mindy Fauber, Dani K., Jean Parisi, Sue Reynolds, and Peter Taub.
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15 Contact sheet: I'm No Linguist, October 29, 1988 rsga-ph-04254 October 29, 1988 Photographs of performances and a piñata from the event "I'm No Linguist," October 29, 1988. "I'm No Linguist" was part of the event ...
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Photographs of performances and a piñata from the event "I'm No Linguist," October 29, 1988. "I'm No Linguist" was part of the event "Bedtime Stories" October 7-November 1988.
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16 Contact sheet: Individual Countries : Ceremony of La Cuma & Death of Sandino 54 rsga-ph-04253 October 22, 1988 Photographs from the performances "Ceremony of La Cuma" by Melara and "Death of Sandino 54" by Axe Street Orchestra. Both performances...
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Photographs from the performances "Ceremony of La Cuma" by Melara and "Death of Sandino 54" by Axe Street Orchestra. Both performances were part of the event "Individual Countries," October 22, 1988. The evening was part of the larger series "Bedtime Stories" at Randolph Street Gallery, October 7-November 12, 1988. --[Source: Bedtime Stories, October 7-November 12, 1988 (rsga_pst_00065)]
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17 Contact sheet: Curiosity : Border Brujo rsga-ph-04257 November 4-5, 1988 Photographs from the performance "Border Brujo" during the event "Curiosity," which was part of the larger series "Bedtime Stories" at...
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Photographs from the performance "Border Brujo" during the event "Curiosity," which was part of the larger series "Bedtime Stories" at Randolph Street Gallery, October 7-November 12, 1988.
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18 Contact sheet: I'm No Linguist, October 29, 1988 rsga-ph-04256 October 29, 1988 Photographs of performances from the event "I'm No Linguist," October 29, 1988. "I'm No Linguist" was part of the event "Bedtime Stories"...
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Photographs of performances from the event "I'm No Linguist," October 29, 1988. "I'm No Linguist" was part of the event "Bedtime Stories" October 7-November 1988.
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19 Contact sheet: A Job Was a Job : Making Money: It's So Simple rsga-ph-04249 October 7-8, 1988 Photographs from "Making Money: It's So Simple" October 7, 1988, the first of two evenings of performances titled "A Job Was A Job"...
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Photographs from "Making Money: It's So Simple" October 7, 1988, the first of two evenings of performances titled "A Job Was A Job" October 7-8, 1988. "A Job Was A Job" was part of the event "Bedtime Stories" October 7-November 1988, organized by Mindy Faber, Dani K., Jean Parisi, Sue Reynolds, and Peter Taub. "It's ELECTION time again, and the end of the Reagan Era is officially at hand. In honor of this occasion, RSG will present a series of performances, video screenings, and gatherings to help us remember our part of what the last eight years have been all about. [...] Boggs is a performance artist who draws money, and then 'spends' the drawings. He gained international attention a couple of years ago when he was tried by The Bank of England for 'counterfeiting' English currency. Boggs was subsequently acquitted of the charges (jury members rushed up after the trial saying, 'I love your work!'), and continues to confront questions of value by offering his works as payments instead of cash. 'Making Money: It's So Simple' Boggs will take the audience on an outing to actually spend one of his drawings. Attendance is limited to 60, so reserve space early!" --[Source: Event calendar -- October/November 1988]
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20 Contact sheet: A Job Was a Job : Making Money: It's So Simple rsga-ph-04250 October 7-8, 1988 Photographs from "Making Money: It's So Simple" October 7, 1988, the first of two evenings of performances titled "A Job Was A Job"...
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Photographs from "Making Money: It's So Simple" October 7, 1988, the first of two evenings of performances titled "A Job Was A Job" October 7-8, 1988. "A Job Was A Job" was part of the event "Bedtime Stories" October 7-November 1988, organized by Mindy Faber, Dani K., Jean Parisi, Sue Reynolds, and Peter Taub. "It's ELECTION time again, and the end of the Reagan Era is officially at hand. In honor of this occasion, RSG will present a series of performances, video screenings, and gatherings to help us remember our part of what the last eight years have been all about. [...] Boggs is a performance artist who draws money, and then 'spends' the drawings. He gained international attention a couple of years ago when he was tried by The Bank of England for 'counterfeiting' English currency. Boggs was subsequently acquitted of the charges (jury members rushed up after the trial saying, 'I love your work!'), and continues to confront questions of value by offering his works as payments instead of cash. 'Making Money: It's So Simple' Boggs will take the audience on an outing to actually spend one of his drawings. Attendance is limited to 60, so reserve space early!" --[Source: Event calendar -- October/November 1988]
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