On June 5th and 6th, Rapid Pulse will feature two evenings of performance art-based videos that aim to showcase a vast range of styles and forms of performance art, especially those that are innovative and experimental; the video series component of the festival does just this. This series consists of performance works for the camera in which the lens is an integrated and essential element or the action is impossible to present live due to site specificity, extended duration, scale, or other concerns. Curated by Giana Gambino and Julie Laffin, with assistance from Samantha Yiyao Chao.
SAT 06 JUNE: Anxiety and Other Ways of Being
“Anxiety and Other Ways of Being”, features works that expose the universal angst around psychological dualities that exist within all cultural contexts. The polarities between being vulnerable or self-assured, powerful or powerless, and dominant or subjugated are inevitably being played out- essentially literalized by individual beings in a world immersed in, and always dependent upon, hierarchy.