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critique as performance

I wish she were right

By Rebecca Patek The people who attended my performance of ineter(a)nal f/ear on Wednesday night, January 15th at American Realness should know that what they saw was not my art work or anything that I ...

Mar, 07 · in Guest Writers


By Siobhan Burke If you’re reading this, you have probably read this, Andy Horwitz’s widely circulated, hotly debated critique of American Realness, the 10-day festival of contemporary performance at Abrons Arts Center. I was thinking ...

Jan, 22 · in Guest Writers

Way In

  the athlete is off center   The arms make an infinity.   They stand very still, wrapped around each other’s slender, muscled torsos; emotional chicken, who will leave first. His head rests, face scrunched ...

Jan, 02

On Jérôme Bel’s “Disabled Theater”

    H and E are best friends. They call each other every day, and they always go to camp together over the summer. H carries a boom box around everywhere. It’s a small one, ...

Dec, 19

On Your Performance

Earlier this month, I traveled to Colorado with the choreographers Aynsley Vandenbroucke and Lauren Bakst for a series of performances, workshops and talks. Aynsley had invited me and Lauren to help her dream up an ...

Oct, 28

A spider hangs her thread by launching

  There was this diagonal There was you Everything just so; that’s how the reader proceeds But what if you leave the page The diagonal bleeds out Heat lamps Hand finds hip If you could ...

Oct, 03


(I said: “Is it important to you at all to make beauty?” And then he said: “I don’t know about that word. But I want to make something I like. I don’t understand these artists that say ...

Sep, 27

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