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header image: IV Castellanos, photo by Laura Blüer


BIPAF 2017

JUST SITUATIONS

A PERFORMATIVE CONVENTION

Saturdays and Sundays July 15, 16, 21, 22, Friday July 21 @Grace Exhibition Space
Thursdays July 13 and 20, Friday July 14 @Panoply Performance Laboratory


OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
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JUST SITUATIONS is a hybrid conference, festival, and “political science fair,” hosting artists and active citizens who are working in performative ways, moving beyond the trending commercialization of art “about” politics, into modes of performance
which directly construct, speculate, design. position, and posit “just” forms
of political, social, and personal human being and becoming.



SITUATED BY:

 
Danielle Abrams, Anonymous (2), Chloë Bass, Tal Beery, Raha Behnam, Lorene Bouboushian, J. Coatl/Kevin Lenny, IV Castellanos, Karl Cooney, CosmiKnots, Rex Delafkaran, Natalie DeSabato, Adriana Disman, Dominique DuRoseau, Shawn Escarciga, Ayana Evans, Jill Flanagan, Kaia Gilje, Nicole Goodwin, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, David Ian Bellows/Griess, Sarah Hill, Shizu Homma, How To Get It Done, Amanda Hunt, Leili Huzaibah, Honey Jernquist, Nina Isabelle, Miao Jiaxin, The Kandake Dance Theatre for Social Change, Marija Krtolica, Valerie Kuehne/ Paige Johnson-Brown, LJ Leach, Cecilia Lopez, Clarinda Mac Low, Sophia Mak, Tsedaye Makonnen, Raki Malhotra, Anaïs Maviel/Thea Little, Feminist Art Group, Beth Neff, Esther Neff, Siri Nelson, NuLawLab, Eshan Rafi, Jules Rochielle, Julia Santoli/Cynthia Chang, Meli Sanfiorenzo, 3dwardsharp, Rosary Solimanto, Preach R Sun, Elaine Thap, yon Tande, Noelle Tolbert/Alexander D’Augustino, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Cherrie Jiqing Yu
 
SCHEDULE:


THURSDAY, JULY 13 (@PPL)
Day One: Situation Room
We live in states of triage and embattlement, how do we strategize, convene, plan, and devise tactics? How do we experience the affects of this perpetual situation room?

6pm
potluck and DINNER CONVERSATIONS (Welcome to the Family)
with Chloë Bass

8pm-10pm
J. Coatl/Kevin Lenny
(dis)BAND TOGETHER (anonymous)

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FRIDAY, JULY 14 (@PPL)
Day Two: Survival is An Art

Demonstrations of personal fortitude and ability, dealings with “natures” for art and the health of the art-making mindbody, transformations of the personal through time

8pm-11pm
Shawn Escarciga
Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste
yon Tande
Preach R Sun

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SATURDAY, JULY 15 (@Grace Exhibition Space)
Day Three: Embodied Politics

How directly do we make political situations? What are the implications of our ways of thinking, seeing, moving, and being? How are we orbiting, channeling, tunneling, magnetizing as political, social, and spiritual agents?

11am-4pm
Tal Beery/The School of the Apocalypse 

5:00pm-8:00pm
Beth Neff 

7pm-ongoing (throughout evening, site specific):
Rosary Solimanto 

8:30pm-11pm:
The Kandake Dance Theatre for Social Change
Jill Flanagan
Meli Sanfiorenzo
Honey McMoney
Anaïs Maviel and Thea Little

PARALLEL:
SATURDAY, JULY 15 (@PPL)
2pm-8pm
David Ian Bellows/Griess
until the batteries are dead information and schedule


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SUNDAY, JULY 16 (@Grace Exhibition Space)
Day Four: (Meta)physical Manifestation 
Laws, conceptions, and formal ways-of-seeing emerge from action and intra-action: how are conditions installed, reformed, revised? What forms of agency do we have, and how are these realized?

All day (interactive instal)
NuLawLab/How To Get It Done (Siri Nelson, Jules Rochielle)

4pm-6pm 
Raha Behnam 

6pm-10pm:
Cherrie Yu
LJ Leach (sunset)
Miao Jiaxin
Sophia Mak
3dwardsharp
Ceciilia Lopez

PARALLEL:
SATURDAY, JULY 15 (@PPL)
2pm-8pm
David Ian Bellows/Griess
until the batteries are dead information and schedule

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THURSDAY, JULY 20 (@PPL)
Day Five: Reading Conditions

What are the elements of “a situation”? How do we inscribe, read into, interpret, and mark our world(s)? Abstraction, social magnetics, communication, and forms of semiotic transparency perform “reads” of our conditions, backgrounds, ethics, and ideals.

8pm-11pm
Ayana Evans
IV Castellanos
Adjua Greaves
Nicole Goodwin
Danielle Abrams

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FRIDAY, JULY 21 (@Grace Exhibition Space)
Day Six: Moving between manifesto and manifestation

Negative, negating, and deconstructive efforts are compared and contrasted with "utopian" planning and construction of "ideal," "positive" and "intentionally situated" contexts and conditions

8pm-12am
Amanda Hunt (durational)
Valerie Kuehne/Paige Johnson-Brown
Eshan Rafi 
Julia Santoli/Cynthia Chang
Tsedaye Makonnen
Elaine Thap

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SATURDAY, JULY 22 (Grace Exhibition Space)
Day Seven: Taking Sides

Where do we stand? How do we balance belonging and inclusion with resistance and divestment? How do we move together with respect for difference and diffraction? For whom and what do we stand up?

12-3pm
Lorene Bouboushian Part One (WORKSHOP)

4-6pm
ROUNDTABLE/DINNER/artist set up for evening (equity vs. equality)

6pm-7pm
Shizu Homma

7-8pm
Rex Delafkaren (Part III)

8:30pm
Marija Krtolica 

9-11pm (durationals/simultaneous at Grace)
Dominique DuRoseau (first 45 minutes)
Noelle Tolbert and Alexander D'Agostino
Adriana Disman
Sarah Hill (video loop)

PARALLEL:
SATURDAY, JULY 22 (@PPL)

2pm-4pm: 
Rex Delafkaran (Parts I and II)

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SUNDAY, JULY 23 (@Grace Exhibition Space and then @Raki Malhotra’s house)
Day Eight: This is undoing

States of unknowing, collectivity transcending and social becoming are workshopped and parsed, particulated and presented.

All day
David Ian Bellows/Greiss 
until the batteries are dead information and schedule


12pm
“JUST SITUATIONS” ROUNDTABLE (OPEN TO ALL SITUATORS AND PUBLIC)

2-4pm
Feminist Art Group (F.A.G) 

4:30pm
CosmiKnots (Kk de La Vida and Simone Johnson)

5-8pm
Lorene Bouboushian Part II (WORKSHOP)

9pm-unknown
Raki Malhotra
(at her home, address TBA)

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PARALLEL/ONGOING SITUATIONS


Every day except the 15th:
Clarinda Mac Low
Walks can be scheduled from 10 AM – 1 PM and from 2 – 8 PM. Each walk is in 30-minute increments, but you may sign up for two or more consecutive slots to extend the experience. If you wish the walk to remain private, please indicate this in your sign-up form. A meeting place will be sent to you once you sign up: 
http://bit.ly/2r60rvd or: walkingsituation@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1347940658589081/

Ongoing:
Karl Cooney (DOCUMENTATION)

SEE ALSO: multiple locations/project-orientation for situations situated by Alexandra Delafkaran and David Ian Bellows/Griess
IMAGES top to bottom:

David Ian Bellows/Griess (video still)
Noelle Tolbert and Alexander D'Agostino
Ayana Evans (photo by Miao Jiaxin)
Honey Jernquist (still from documentation)
Tsedaye Makonnen
The Kandaka Dance Theater for Social Change
Sarah Hill (video still)
Rosary Solimanto
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