Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 19, 2016 -
Category: Avant Garde, Interior Decorating, 2000's, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults
Another view of determination emerged on Monday, courtesy of the bold downtown choreographer Yvonne Meier. In “Durch Nacht und Nebel” (“By Night and Fog”), she keeps her audacious reputation intact, as well as her predilection for props. Here, they include a hefty mound of rubble, plastic eggs with baby dolls inside — she shoves them in her mouth — and Band-Aids. They cover much of Ms. Meier’s voluptuous, nearly naked body; as she shakes, they quiver, transforming her skin into scales.
Fearlessly morphing from one creature to the next — one transformation involved an orange bodysuit affixed with the plastic babies, and in another, she was coated in black paint — she exposed her aging body with aplomb.
Posted By: Paul - Thu Jan 14, 2016 -
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Avant Garde, Dance
Posted By: Paul - Thu Sep 17, 2015 -
Category: Business, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Movies, Exploitation and Grindhouse, Avant Garde, Homages, Pastiches, Tributes and Borrowings, Martial Arts, 1980's, Dance
As spectators gathered there on Wednesday, a woman in a wool coat and sneakers came gesticulating toward us, the courthouse as her backdrop. A vagrant evangelical, she preached about “His glory” and shouted at confused pedestrians — a convincing display of what New Yorkers habitually dismiss as “crazy.” Only her gauzy white veil, metallic body paint and a hovering cameraman gave her away as a performer.
Posted By: Paul - Sat May 09, 2015 -
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Avant Garde, Performance Art, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults