In Limited Connectivity, The Performance Collective (TPC) artists Brian Hicks, Larissa Kaul, Rachel Lewallen, and Peter Pendergrass join with collaborators David Broadway and Stephanie Russ to attempt to unpack some of the complexities of contemporary technology in our life experience. The exhibition, comprised of mixed media, collaborative work by Pendergrass, Russ, and Broadway, shows diverse visual approaches to identity, persona, desire, sexuality, and spirituality in the digital world. The performance, created and performed as an ensemble, incorporates the internet and mobile devices into the practice of physical performance. This piece draws attention to the contradictory nature of being online - at once problematic and entertaining, arousing and boring, etc. How do we structure, manage, and monitor ourselves and our interactions with the world around us via machines? What is our relationship to them, and how does that relationship affect the physical world relationships with have with ourselves and each other? TPC imagines these inquiries and more through their unique creative process and style of site-specific performance, including textual exploration, physical experimentation, audio-visual composition, as well as audience participation and interaction.
As with TPC’s recent (YOU YOURSELF WE WE ARE ARE WE) EVEN HERE <? (The Lab, San Francisco, March 2013), this project is generally intended to generate more questions and discussion than it is expected to provide answers. Join us!
Friday, August 2nd – Exhibition opening from 5-10pm, free and open to the public.
Friday, August 9th – Performance at 8pm
Saturday, August 10th – Performances at 5pm and 8pm,
$5-10 suggested donation admission for all performances.
2278 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, California 94612
United States of America