Curated by Caroline Koebel
firstTHURSDAY December 5, 4pm
SCREENING: FA221, UMBC
Similar to how examination means both "the act or process of examining" AND "the state of being examined," examinant refers both to the examiner AND the examinee. The examinant conducts research on a subject AND is also the subject of analysis. These artists subvert clear distinctions between the active examiner and the passive subject of examination by offering examples of how both roles can be at stake simultaneously.
Artists in Order of Appearance:
1. LARA ODELL & MONICA DUNCAN
ANTIBODIES, 12:00 (e), 2002
3Twins2 in matching costumes place color theory within a social context and examine sound waves through "noise lessons."
2. CAZ MCINTEE
MS. MAVERICK, 3:00, 2001
She is an avatar needled by voices, her own and others, real or imagined, that stomp her into a prescribed social position.
3. NAO BUSTAMANTE
SANS GRAVITY, 1:40, 2000
In this performance action the artist submits to a miniature 3Houdini tank2 and then escapes from the self imposed dilemma.
4. SIMONE JONES MOBILITY MACHINES: AIR AND WATER, 7:00, 2000
Here the desire to exceed physical limitations of our bodies in space is articulated.
5. LAURA NIX
PERFORMANCE #3, 4:35, 1997
Enter stage left: 1950s-styled woman; she lights up, tumbles ice into a glass and pours herself a bottomless drink.
6. HARALEZ (ELIZABETH MONOIAN & SUZIE SILVER)
UNTITLED NO. 1, 6:00 (e), 2001
A lone figure haunts a derelict institution and calls into question our relationships to time, history, and memory.
7. ANNE CHARLOTTE ROBERTSON
LOCOMOTION, 8:00, 1991
Robertson performs insanity/real rage against the psychiatric system and hospitals.
8. ANYA LEWIN BEAR DREAMS, 2:30 (e), 2002
Lewin, as bear, dreams of her bear self; engaging such conundrums as, "It is the killing of the bear which allows the hunter to know and love the bear."
9. RACHEL STEVENS
NOSTALGIA TRANSLATION: SAN FRANCESCO, SAN FRANCISCO, ST. FRANCIS, :45, 1997
Stevens roams San Francisco as St. Francis, who's known for his kindness to animals, vow of poverty and humble embrace of the everyday.
10. NAO BUSTAMANTE (WITH MIGUEL CALDERON)
THE CHAIN SOUTH, 11:00, 1998
Bustamente travels as the vagabond Ronaldo McDonaldo from San Francisco to Mexico City, stopping en route for free burgers.