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3-hour performance by Holly Faurot & Sarah H. Paulson
English Kills Art Gallery (Bushwick, Brooklyn)
November 12, 2011 / 7-10pm
ABEARICA; Anthony Austin & Lucas Van Lenten
Performers: Laura Barnard Stelmok, Faurot, Daniel Jacobs, Arabella Kauffmann, Gavin Kenyon, Paulson, Angela Vitacolonna, Stephanie Waddell
The performance begins with a 30-minute section during which performers guide pieces of hay between their lips. The movement disperses, and an acupuncture treatment (conducted by acupuncturist Laura Barnard Stelmok) begins in the other room. Paulson, with long grey braids past her waist, sits in a chair, as sculptor Gavin Kenyon chops off her locks. Meanwhile, Faurot continuously brushes her own hair with antique tattered brushes. Further back in the space, performers mimic movements on video monitors in Faurot & Paulson's signature copy/follow style.
Three pre-recorded videos, as well as a live-feed surveillance video, cycle through a surveillance system and are displayed on 5 monitors interspersed throughout the space.
The first 2-hours of music is composed by ABEARICA. The final hour is performed live by Anthony Austin & Lucas Van Lenten.
Faurot & Paulson utilize both rooms of English Kills Art Gallery. The audience is free to enter and exit at any time throughout the three-hour piece.
Music available through ABEARICA.