Alison Crocetta & Peter Reese
PROJECT: “Load & Effort” June 12 @ 4-7pm Electrodes
This is a durational performance that stems from our desire to make a collaborative work that can only be realized by two performers who operate in tandem but never touch. This work is a direct response to Defibrillator’s storefront windows, as this action will be choreographed to reinforce the mirrored nature of its architecture. We will merge our voices to create a sonic equivalent to the stereo configuration of the gallery windows. This project, our first collaboration together, celebrates the economy of simple machines while making a case for stillness within performance practice.
Alison Crocetta (US) maintains a hybrid art practice that draws on her experience working in the realms of sculpture, performance art and the moving image. Her work has been exhibited and screened in venues such as Socrates Sculpture Park, Month of Performance Art Berlin, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, EMPAC, the Columbus Museum of Art, MIT List Center for Visual Arts, Galapagos Art Space, Princeton University, The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Harvard University. Crocetta’s honors and awards include the 2011-2012 Franklin Furnace Fund grant, the EMPAC 2010-11 DanceMovies Commission, fiscal sponsorship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and artist residencies at the Nordic Kunstnarsenter (NKD) in Norway, the Art and Technology program at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, Bunting Fellowship at The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and an NEA Fellowship Award in Sculpture.
Peter Reese (Chicago) is a maker living and working in Chicago. He received his BFA at the Tyler School of Art and his MFA at The Ohio State University. In 2007 he attended The Goat Island Summer School in Chicago as well as participating in the Portrait, Homage, Embodiment Symposium at the Pulitzer Foundation in St. Louis. Since leaving Ohio for the Pacific Northwest in 2008 he has presented his work and writing at MIT’s List Center for Visual Art, Disjecta Interdisciplinary Art Center and the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center in Portland, Oregon, the Nexus Gallery in Philadelphia and the Elastic Arts Foundation in Chicago.