American Rifle 3 / Low Lives 2 / Complicity With Anonymous Materials

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[size=20]Friday April 30, 7 pm - 10 pm,[/size]

(On view: April 30 - May 15 by appointment)
the temporary space, 1320 Nance St. Houston, Texas, 77002, 832-867-9207

the temporary space hosts American Rifle 3 by Marcus Civin in collaboration with Low Lives 2 curated and organized by Jorge Rojas and Complicity With Anonymous Materials, a conceptual cinematic project presented by 13 Houston-based artists.

American Rifle 3, a text and prop-based performance, explores human violence and human resourcefulness as informed by colliding research into the Great Depression, gruesome Los Angeles Sunset Strip murders, the Underwear Bomber, radical psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, and the silent film comedy of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. Over the past year, Civin has performed parts of American Rifle at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Francois Ghebaly Gallery and Sea and Space Explorations in LA. In American Rifle, a rifle is a weapon, a noun, but also think: to rifle through, verb, to look for something. In American Rifle, Civin—a clown—sings, dances, demonstrates and practices survival rituals. At the temporary space, Civin will symbolically and metaphorically play with magically-attractive-but-unfulfilling aspects of the American Dream, referencing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and enlisting co-conspirators to regularly interrupt a song-and-dance number by throwing him against a wall-sized target…

American Rifle 3 will be broadcasted through as the Internet live stream network project Low Lives 2 curated and organized by Jorge Rojas, a multidisciplinary artist / curator. The selected projects will be displayed at the participating venues in Low Lives 2. You can also access to the live performance wherever you are through the Internet access. For more details, please visit and

Complicity With Anonymous Materials is a cinematic platform focused on temporal viscosity and spatial feedback, presented by 13 Houston-based artists: Ted Closson, Jeremy Deprez, James Diedrich, Francis Giampietro, Chuck Ivy, Natali Leduc, Grant MacManus, Abinadi Meza, Richard Nix, Eduardo Portillo, Brit Ragsdale, Hana Shoup and Thais Verissimo.

* Low Lives 2 will be on display from 7 pm to 10 pm.
** American Rifle 3 by Marcus Civin will start at 8:45 pm.