Category Archives: Performance art

Brian Feldman steps in where gas companies won’t

A hearty congratulations to Brian Feldman for yesterday’s project The Most Expensive Gas in America, in which he spent six hours standing outside one of the gas stations down near the airport that gouge their customers with sky-high prices but refuse to display those prices on a sign, as the law requires.

Here’s Mark Schlueb’s very engaging account of it, from the Sentinel.

I love it when art engages people who don’t usually pay attention to it and aims to accomplish something for the greater good.

Brian Feldman and Hannah Miller end their marriage

This morning Brian Feldman and Hannah Miller, who married 11 months ago to point out the inequality of Florida’s marriage laws, had their own marriage annulled.

The two didn’t enter this marriage lightly, although it may have seemed so to casual observers. They were serious about making the case that near-strangers are allowed to marry in Florida, as long as they’re straight, while committed gay and lesbian couples are not.

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Brian Feldman goes for an annulment

It’s been nearly a year since Brian Feldman and Hannah Miller, two near-strangers, married each other at the Orange County Courthouse to protest the fact that devoted couples of the same sex could not do the same thing.

Now Brian and Hannah continue the protest but try to move on with their own lives by going for an annulment. The final hearing is Wednesday Jan. 19, and those who saw the wedding, as I did, may want to witness the continuation of this odd piece of political theater.

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Feldman returns to books — or at least one book

Well, a book of sorts — the NBA’s rulebook, which might not be my preferred form of literature but is apparently Brian Feldman’s, at least for a day.

Feldman is going to read the new NBA rulebook to basketball fans outside the new Amway Center on the first night of basketball season, which — in case you’re not following this — happens to be Thursday.

The project is called Foul! Let’s assume that’s not a description.

Details here:

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Drip has a couple of jobs available

The dance/performance-art group Drip is looking for two people — a marketing/advertising/PR person and a creative engineer/set builder.

Here’s Jessica Mariko’s description of the jobs:

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Brian Feldman will do just about anything

Brian Feldman is celebrating. It’s his seventh year as a performance artist — which means it’s his seventh year of doing stuff that it wouldn’t occur to most other people to do.

Like this. He’s offering to do anything you need done for the month of August — free.

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Dance and music auditions: Drip

Here are separate auditions for dancers and musicians for the dance/performance-art company Drip:

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Pianos hit the streets

Do you all know about this public-art project in NYC?

Here’s Brian

Brian Feldman at MOMA right now:

http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/marinaabramovic/index.html

Brian Feldman stares at an artist

Performance artist Marina Abramovic is in the last day of a 2-1/2-month exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, one part of which consists of her sitting in a chair and staring at whoever is sitting in a chair opposite her.

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It’s Fringe time at 1st Thursday

It’s 1st Thursday at Orlando Museum of Art (well, today’s Tuesday, but you know what I mean), and one of the highlights of this week’s event is an intro to the Fringe. Read on:

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More on the mysterious ‘Project: F’

Yesterday I ran an audition notice for Project: F, a theater project spearheaded by Aradhana Tiwari and others. Here’s more info on what exactly it is:

Orlando performance art company brings Facebook to the stage

Orlando company Play the Moment Productions will debut its newest devised piece, Project: F, June 11 through June 20 at Lowndes Shakespeare Center.

There is an era that future generations will refer to as “B.F.”: Before Facebook.

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Free work space available for artists

Jefre Manuel says that Blank Space, his gallery/performance space on the corner of Central and Rosalind in downtown Orlando is looking for artists in all genres — visual, digital, performance, sculpture, music and so on — to use his free workspace. You can contact him at 407-481-9001 or at j@jefre.org.

Read. Now.

(This is an updated version of yesterday’s post.)

It’s National Library Week, so pick up a book now.

Or, failing that, head to downtown Orlando and watch a rather theatrical celebration of National Library Week — Brian Feldman’s 67 Books project, in which various people read aloud from various books for 67 hours, or one for each hour the library is open this week.

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Drip offers intensive workshop

Jessica Mariko sends along word of an intensive workshop for the dance/performance-art troupe Drip. There are scholarships available. Here’s the whole story and a link to the online application:

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Opening this weekend

Maybe there’s more out there, but these two things are likely to keep you very busy — one for a very short period of time, the other for the next 10 days.

  • The latter of course, is PlayFest, the Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays, at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center from Friday April 2 through Sunday April 11. You can find all the details at orlandoshakes.org.
  • And the former is the annual Pillowlando (I’m sorry — I just can’t do the all caps thing), Brian Feldman’s very large pillow fight. Here are details:

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Brian Feldman goes for happy

Here’s news of Brian Feldman’s next effort, set to unfold during 1st Thursday at the Orlando Museum of Art.

(Has anybody else noticed how swell the photos and posters for these events are? Credit Tisse Mallon and Edward Alan Feldman for this one, and most of them.)

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Get your Fringe sked here

The schedule is out for Orlando’s 2010 Fringe, which may still be eight weeks or so away but will be here before you know it.

You can look at the schedule online (small type, difficult to browse, still in that strange non-alphabetical order that puts all the shows beginning with “the” together under the letter T).

Or you can look at all the shows and descriptions right here. What follows is an alphabetical list of shows, times and descriptions. I’ll give you the rolling log of Fringe shows from beginning to end when the festival gets closer.

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Feldman needs help on next project

Brian Feldman needs between 9 and 18 volunteers to help him Saturday from 5 a.m. to midnight on his Tilikunundrum project. If you can help, call him at 407-792-9421 or email him at projects@brianfeldman.com.

Here’s the project:

Brian Feldman is spending 18 hours in a stranger’s bathtub. If you think that’s wrong, you’re right.

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This weekend, Brian Feldman walks over YOU

A little more art for an art-filled weekend:

The sequel to last year’s sleepwalk. Don’t worry, this one’s not 50 hours. And this time, Brian sleepwalks over YOU!

Presented as part of the outsider art fair.

Performed by Brian Feldman • Produced by Katie Windish

If you’re attending the 51st Annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, sleepwalk at the outsider art fair is a short 15 minute walk (1400 steps!) from Park Avenue.

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