Pulling from toy theater and the operatic tradition of regietheater, combined with the effect of streaming media in the present day, Caroline Picard and Devin King’s Rehearsal for Grand Opera for One Person inserts these threads into a DIY exhibition site and performance art context. Eventually intended for a one-person audience, King and Picard will present a public rehearsal of their microscopic opera that combines lecture, poetry, and video within A Slender Gamut’s 5′x5′ exhibition space.
A collaborative exhibition/performance by Devin King and Caroline Picard at New Capital
12:00 pm Monday, November 19th – 12:00 pm Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
Performance @ 7pm on November 19th
Pulling from toy theater and the operatic tradition of regietheater, combined with the effect of streaming media in the present day, Caroline Picard and Devin King’s “Grand Opera for One Person” inserts these threads into a DIY exhibition site and performance art context. Though eventually intended for a one-person audience, King and Picard will install a public rehearsal based on a series of their lectures that led to the collaboration. The result is a multi-media installation that reinterprets these texts. The night of their opening on Monday, the 19th of November, will also feature a performance by the duo with the installation.
This exhibit was part of New Capital’s “24HRS/25DAYS,” their final exhibition of their 2 year program at 3114 W. Carroll. 24HRS/25DAYS celebrates transformations, the work that all of us have yet to produce, and everything that is not yet known. It was featured in Ugly Duckling’s EMERGENY INDEX.
From October 6th – October 31st, 2012, this show is part of SHoP’s month-long investigation into “the nature of artistic independence and community interdependence, dedicated to informal education and an investigation of the Public Artist.” Visit their website for more information.
“Between You & Me” is the first collaboration between Caroline Picard and Thea Liberty Nichols, begun via email correspondence almost a year in advance of them ever having met in person.
This is just one image from the Incan Play transcribed from text-to-image/text for The Graphic Canon (Seven Stories Press, 2012). In describing this translation, Editor Russ Kick says, “Chicago artist and writer Caroline Picard creates highly inventive comics. Pushing the form forward, she arranges and integrates images and words to create a unique, sinuous flow. Panels as such don’t exist. Everything blends seamlessly, and each page seems like a single work of art even though it contains a sequential narrative.” Read more about the book by going here.
“Happiness Machines” an exhibit at Roxaboxen Exhibitions
HAPPINESS MACHINES, is a solo show (June 10th – June 24th) with an opening exhibition on June 10th from 6-10pm. An energy drink of the same name and a collection of short stories, PSYCHO DREAM FACTORY, will be released concurrent to this event. You can read an interview about this show by going here.
For this Lady Rollins performance, I screened the video below while Jess Speer, Devin King and Peter Speer made music. It was a great night. We were in the middle of the woods of Wisconsin at ACRE, covered in bug spray and totally in the mood of summer. Lights Alive and Xina Xurner both played that same night as well. This video is based on one of my short stories, “Regarding the Death of Barry Maguire.”