Claude Wampler's N'A PAS UN GRAMME DE CHARISME. Plays The Kitchen, Now thru 2/3
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by BWW News Desk
Artist Claude Wampler returns to The Kitchen with the world premiere of N'a pas un gramme de charisme., from tonight, January 31 - February 3, 2013. N'a pas un gramme de charisme. is the long-awaited next iteration in her line of artistic inquiry into the value of liveness, prehension on prehension and the emancipation of the spectator. This piece, which combines choreography, music, text and spectacle was created in collaboration with Amelia Saul, as well as artists John Tremblay and Antonius Wiriadjaja.
Performances will run tonight through Saturday, January 31 - February 2 at 8:00 P.M. and Sunday, February 3 at 5:00 P.M., each evening at The Kitchen (512 West 19th Street). Those interested in attending may request an invitation via the website: www.pascharisme.com. Tickets are available exclusively by invitation.
Since Wampler's last show PERFORMANCE (career ender), which premiered at The Kitchen in 2006 and toured through 2010, she has concentrated on the fabrication of large-scale sculptures that have exhibited internationally in museums and galleries. Having spent approximately eighteen years creating art works as well as live performance work, Wampler believed that PERFORMANCE (career ender) would be the last theatrical exploration of her career. But, in 2010, she met filmmaker and fellow artist Amelia Saul, whose presence compelled her to return to live work. With this new piece, Wampler and Saul continue questioning the flexibility of an audience and their inevitable and expanding expectations.
Claude Wampler is an artist who has been working in the fields of visual art and performance for the past eighteen years, exhibiting in The States and internationally in galleries, museums, theaters, and site-specific locations. For more information, go to www.claudewampler.com.
John Tremblay is a painter and sculptor living in New York. This is the Second Stage he has designed for Claude Wampler.
Antonius Wiriadjaja is a research resident at the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) within NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He combines programming, circuit hacking, and guerrilla performance to broadcast the traditional folk arts in new media. For more information, go to http://antoni.us.
The Kitchen is one of New York City's oldest nonprofit performance and exhibition spaces, showing experimental work by innovative artists, both emerging and established. Programs range from dance, music, and theatrical performances to video and media arts exhibitions to literary events, film screenings, and artists' talks. Since its inception in 1971, The Kitchen has been a powerful force in shaping the cultural landscape of this country and has helped launch the careers of many artists who have gone on to worldwide prominence.
Box Office Information: 212.255.5793 ext. 11 Tue-Sat, 2-6pm. The Kitchen is located at 512 West 19th Street New York, NY. For more information, go to www.thekitchen.org.