Perform for People

Marissa Olson, Kevin Bewersdorf, Philippe Blanchard

Thursday, June 25, 2009, 8:30pm

Perform for People is a multi-disciplinary performance night for people. Curated by Jeremy Bailey, Alex Snukal, and Alex Wolfson.

Curated by Jeremy Bailey, Alex Snukal, and Alex Wolfson, the series showcases international and local artists, working in performance art, theatre, dance, new media, academia, etc…

The first PFP is at Gallery TPW and will have performances by two artists from NYC, and one from Toronto.

PWYC

Marissa Olson (NYC)
http://www.marisaolson.com/

Kevin Bewersdorf (NYC)
http://www.purekev.com/
http://www.andorgallery.com/artists/kevin.html

Philippe Blanchard (Toronto)

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Artist Biographies

Marisa Olson's work "combines performance, video, net art, sound, drawing, and installation to address the cultural history of technology, the politics of participation within pop culture, and the aesthetics of failure. Her work has recently been presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Pompidou-Paris, New Museum of Contemporary Art, 52nd International Biennale di Venezia."

Kevin Bewersdorf is an artist living in Brooklyn who has shown extensively. He teaches digital media at RISD in Providence, RI. Kevin will present a brand new performance that premiered at the New Museum in New York this May. PFP is excited to be the first to exhibit Kevin's work in Canada. Through ritual verses, video, and musical performance, Kevin Bewersdorf will introduce and expound upon the PUREkev: that info which dwells within the product of the Kev.

Philippe Blanchard works on video art projects, cinematography, live visuals and commercial post-production and animation. His collaborators have included local studio Head Gear Animation, filmmakers Kara Blake and Malcolm "The World Provider" Fraser , Toronto's The Torrent and Berlin-based hip-hop puppeteers Puppetmastaz. His artistic focus has shifted from explorations of perpetual motion and digital trickery to broader experiments with the language of animation and pop culture appropriation. Philippe is currently working on his MFA in Interdisciplinary Art at OCAD, where he is exploring ideas of expanded animation, combining animation with live performance or installation.