Programmed in conjunction with “Performance Archiving Performance
,” a presentation of works that engage archive as medium, on view in the Fifth Floor Resource Center from November 6, 2013–January 12, 2014.
An ongoing collaboration between Lovett/Codagnone and musician Michele Pauli (of Italian band Casino Royale), CANDIDATE produces extreme electro-industrial dance music and noise to accompany many of Lovett/Codagnone’s visual artworks. Their live shows often incorporate performances by major figures of experimental theater and film. This concert, entitled A Gesture Absolutely Vile
, features special appearances by actor and member of the New York City Players Jim Fletcher
, dancer and Kinkaleri company member Marco Mazzoni
, actor and founding member of Wooster Group Kate Valk
, and artist and performer Julie Tolentino
. An installation by Lovett/Codagnone coyly subverts traditional power dynamics between audience and performers, providing a stark atmospheric environment for the event.