PAF15 - Performance Art Festival
This year's Performance Art Festival featured local, national and international performances throughout the day at Bunker Projects and neighboring venue Roboto. Viewers dove into the worlds of 29 artists and collaboratives that span the many genres of performance art today.
Sponsored by the Sprout Fund
Christiana Harkulich (PGH)
Tomji St George (PGH)
Jasmine Hearn (PGH)
Jónó Mí Ló (PGH)
Moriah Ella Mason (PGH)
Hudson Rush (PGH)
Eden Mitsenmacher (London/Tel Aviv)
Fresh & Fruity (New Zealand)
Roland Wegerer (Austria)
Tae Kyung Seo (South Korea)
Daniel Djamo (Romania)
Tracing The Pathway (England/Denmark)
Klaus Pinter (Austria)
Julia Kurek (Poland)
Grace Byrne (New Orleans, LA)
Juliana Stricklen (New Orleans, LA)
Alex Berry (Seattle, WA)
Nayeon Yang (Columbus, OH)
Lillian Rossetti (Astoria, NYC)
WILD TORUS (Brooklyn, NYC)
Anastasis Germanidis (Brooklyn, NYC)
Rebecca Bryant (Long Beach, CA)
Sandi Petrie (Philadelphia, PA)
Emilia Javanica (Ann Arbor, MI)
Derek Baron (Chicago, IL)
Cosima Storz (Richmond, VA)
Alexander D’Agostino and Noelle Tolbert (Baltimore, MD)
Mike Richison (Ocean, NJ)
Ariadne is a sacred music duo based in Brooklyn, NY, comprised of Christine Lanx and Benjamin Forest. Their focus lies in the fixed framework of ritual interspersed with sacred and secular symbolism. Influenced by the canonical hours, their sound contains modern chant-like vocalises, Anglican choral textures, and percussive soundscapes in dense sonic textures. They are fascinated by juxtaposing themes, ancient structure and draw inspirations from mysticism and dystopian fantasies.
Slowdanger [DME, PGH] - Pittsburgh group exploring sonic-movement-visual-expressions - both in the body and in the form of song.
Hunted Creatures - based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA. Mutating through several line-ups, the current personnel is Ryan Emmett, Jeremy Yamma and Micah Pacileo. They perform abstract dream music with digital and analog technologies.
Mythical Skank - the moniker of our current Bunker resident, Grace Bryne. Performance artist, choreographer and musician, the folky uke singer-songwriter attempts to create a dialogue between performance art and music.
This exhibition of recent paintings, drawings and sculptures includes works that abstract the notion of physical symbols and signs, focusing primarily and obsessively on hands and and fingers as placeholders for communication.
Sophie Lourdes Knight is an American-born British artist living and working in Oakland, California. She studied at the Wimbledon College of Art in London and California College of the Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Using the body as a primary source of inspiration she distorts and flattens the visual plane, carving out a crawlspace between direct references to the body and complete abstractions of it into a space that creates a narrative-less conversation about the act of painting itself.