News and More from the Art Alumni GroupUniversity of California, Berkeley
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Sonya Rapoport: The Nuclear Family in the Atomic Age, Extended - Performance
Friday, October 19th 2012: The Artist is Elsewhere
Doors open at 7:30pm
Performances begin promptly at 8:00pm
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door
Sonya Rapoport will present the next phase of her project, The Nuclear Family in the Atomic Age, Extended, as an Audience Participation Performance, at the Zero1 Biennial. This performance will take place at the Performance Art Institute in San Francisco. The Nuclear Family in the Atomic Age was recently presented at the CEMEX Auditorium, Stanford University with Richard Rhodes' play, Reykjavik. The play is based on the conversation between Presidents Reagan and Gorbachev about human rights and limiting nuclear arms.. Rapoport's presentation of the extended Nuclear Family portrays the trials and errors in reawakening the Golem for protection against Atomic disaster.
Curated by Sean Fletcher and Isabel Reichert, The Artist is Elsewhere, an evocative nod to Marina Abramovic's famous retrospective,"The Artist is Present", is a juxtaposition of radically different ways of existing in time and space. Artists participating in the event include Linda Ford, Justin Charles Hoover, Scott Kildall, Sonya Rapoport, Roland Roos, Stoll and Wachall, Lee Walton, Gordon Winiemko, and Michael Zheng.
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