the subtle bodies series

presented by adam overton and friends, wherever and whenever

 

the subtle bodies series is a sporadic investigation involving artists, performers, choreographers, and sound artists working to facilitate subtle, barely-noticed experiments in sound, movement, action, and energy within public spaces. Ranging from performances and workshops to activities and rumors, these subtle occurrences are lightly announced, barely present, and open to any who might care to notice or participate. The series invites those involved to explore more fully the range of motion to which we're entitled in the various public spaces and governed environments we regularly inhabit, while striving to live in peaceful parallel with the everyday activity of our surroundings.

 

follow the subtle bodies series:

 

 

Update (2/2010): the subtle bodies series is currently expanding out of the institutional framework of the Machine Project residency at the Hammer, into the various environments we inhabit every day in Los Angeles and beyond. We plan to continue exploring the range of freedoms we have to act spontaneously, creatively, and peacefully as subtle visitors, wherever we are. Stay tuned for more in this series...

 

 

participating artists (so far):

Samantha Gregg, Paul Pescador, Paige Tighe, Michael Parker, Mark So, Mariel Carranza, Lailye Weidman & Adam Overton, Kadet Kuhne, Johanna Reed, Gerhard Schultz, Eliot Eidelman, Elana Mann, Anonymous, Akina Ruth Cox, adam overton,

... and many more to come ...

 

 

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ongoing this month...

there are currently no ongoing subtle bodies series events [that we know of]...

 

 

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coming up...

stay tuned for more upcoming subtle bodies series activities and events...

 

 

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past events...

Tu 7/19 – Th 7/29/2011, 11am–5pm everyday!
invisible & subtle performances for the walker

presented as part of Machine Project Summer Jubilee
where:  the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
website

 

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Machine Project is visiting the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis during the last two weeks of July, and are taking with them a stack of Invisible & Subtle Performance Pamphlets! The pamphlet contains over 25 subtle pieces – actions, activities, and thoughts – that can be performed, mostly invisibly, while observing the exhibitions currently on display.

 

Hardcopies of the pamphlet can be collected at the reception desk while visiting the Walker. Meanwhile, download and view a pdf of the pamphlet here!

 

Special thanks to Sarah Schultz & Scott Stulen of the Walker, and to Machine Project!



more info...

Sat, 21 May 2011, 3, 5, & 7pm
Jubilee Dérives

where:  Silverlake Jubilee [meet at the corner of Gateway and Myra, under the big tree]
presented by:  Lailye Weidman & Adam Overton
website

 

A dérive is a walk with no destination, or with infinite destinations. When on a dérive, you let yourself be guided by curiosity, and then the enchantment begins. Adam Overton and Lailye Weidman have been collaborating on magical walks in LA for three years, adapting improvisation, somatic and composition practices for busy city streets and overgrown alleyways. Come dérive at the Silverlake Jubilee on Saturday May 21!

 

here's today's menu of dérives! -> Jubilee Dérives [pdf]

 

For each dérive, meet us at the northwest corner of Myra and Gateway, under the big tree at one or more of the times listed below.

 

3pm—30 min dérive
5pm—45 min dérive
7pm—1 hr dérive  (to catch sunset on Sunset)

 

There will also be pamphlets available with a set of dérives that you can do on your own time.

 

For more info on the Silverlake Jubilee, parking, etc: http://silverlakejubilee.com
and on Facebook, the Jubilee page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=201080016592926
and our event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=217743804922168

more info...

Wed, 16 Feb 2011, 7–10pm
UCLA Arts Party at the Hammer

where:  the Hammer Museum

 

 

I'm excited that Sue Bell Yank of the Hammer Museum Education Department has invited me to lead some subtle activities with truck-loads of UCLA students in February, to whom I'll be distributing a pamphlet of subtle performances to be realized throughout the evening. Pamphlet to appear here soon too.

 

download the score here.
printing instructions: 1 sheet, double-sided, fold in half height-wise

 

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An exclusive FREE event for UCLA Students. Please bring your student ID. Reservations are not necessary.

 

VJ WORKSHOP| GAMING | GIVE A THX | FOOD TRUCKS | PHOTO BOOTH
KCRW DJ JEREMY SOLE | SCULPTURAL EXPERIMENTS | ART | MORE

 

In conjunction with the 2011 UCLA ARTS PARTY, The Hammer Museum presents an evening of dynamic artist-led workshops, gaming, and performances inspired by the exhibition ALL OF THIS AND NOTHING. Learn how to VJ using photos and videos on your cell phone, Give or Get a THX, alter a large working model of a house, and much more. The evening will also feature LA's finest food trucks, a photo booth, a free soda bar, and live sets by KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole.

 

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PERFORMANCES
ADAM OVERTON and the subtle bodies series presents a pamphlet of subtle performances and interactions for participants. Learn more: http://plus1plus1plus.org/subtle-bodies-series/index

 

Live set by KCRW DJ JEREMY SOLE
http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/bh

 

WORKSHOPS

 

ENDLESS HOUSE
ALL OF THIS AND NOTHING artist MATEO TANNATT will conduct an ongoing workshop about memory and architecture. Participants can explore the spaces they live in, and the way those spaces change in memory. Sculptural experiments will center around a large working model of a house that can be altered endlessly using various detritus and found materials.

 

GIVE A THX. GET A THX.
LEAH DIETERICH is the creator of the popular blog thxthxthx.com and upcoming book thxthxthx: thank goodness for everything. Leah has posted a thank-you note a day since October of 2009, expressing gratitude for range of unlikely things, such as Songs You’re Embarrassed to Like and Heavy Eyelids that Tell You. In this workshop, participants are invited to Give a THX of their own by writing a note to anything or anyone and either posting it at the museum, or giving the note to someone else. Leah will also offer the opportunity for students to Get a THX from her, on the spot, further demonstrating how there is always something to be grateful for. http://thxthxthx.com/

 

FORAGED and FOUND FOOTAGE: A VJ WORKSHOP
Animal Charm and VJ Oicho will lead a video jockeying workshop using VHS decks and Modul8 VJ software. Participants will film (or forage) the museum’s evening activities using their cell phones, and learn how to combine and remix this footage with old VHS tapes to create video collages.

 

INTERACTIVE GAMES
Game designers Patricia Pizer and Bret Shefter have curated a series of games positioned throughout the museum—including board games, arcade games, kinetic games like Rock Band and Wii, and a live-action game—that explore the history of gaming. Students may choose to interact or simply watch others as they experience games that have evolved over centuries.



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sometime in 2011, 2–3pm
Eliot Eidelman: a 1-hour performance, sometime in 2011

performers:  Eliot Eidelman

 

At specific date and time in 2011 that cannot yet be revealed, Eliot Eidelman will be performing for 1 hour as part of the subtle bodies series. A random date was recently selected (an expiration date from a water bottle), and between now and then Eliot will try to forget when he's supposed to perform. The date will not be publicly announced until afterward to ensure that he's not reminded. As soon this time has passed, he will be immediately contacted in order to find out what he was doing during the prescribed performance-hour, and his actions during that time will constitute his performance. Stay tuned for further details.


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Sun,  5 Dec 2010, 2-3pm
Michael Parker: Walk Barefoot through the Elysian Park Museum of Art

where:  Elysian Park, Los Angeles
with:  Michael Parker
hosted by:  the Elysian Park Museum of Art

 

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Meet at the path's entrance, just past where the Murals used to be.  Park/Lock.  Remove shoes.  The one hour walk starts at 2pm, so please arrive a few minutes early or just walk on your own schedule.

 

 

Directions:

From Sunset Blvd, go North on Echo Park Ave, bear right onto Morton Ave, take a right onto Academy Rd, about 200 yards up Academy Road is parking on left and right. This is the meet-up spot. (On Google Maps the intersection is at Elysian Park Drive, but this is actually not a street open to traffic).

 

In case of Rain:

Same plans, just bring a rain coat and towel to wipe your feet at the end.

 

 

http://www.michaelparker.org/1/epmoa_barefoot.html



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Thu,  2 Dec 2010, 8-9pm
Mariel Carranza

where:  the Hammer Museum

 

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Mariel Carranza will conclude her monthly performance somewhere on the premises of the Hammer Museum:

 

 

Today, Thursday December 2, 2010
Mariel is here
between 8-9pm at this spot
at the Hammer Museum

 

 

Performance assistance courtesy of Carol McDowell
Photos by Paige Tighe




more info...

Tue, 16 Nov 2010, 7–9pm
Elana Mann at/with Pitzer College

where:  Broad Hall 210, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA

 

 

During her visiting artist lecture at Pitzer College, Elana Mann will be facilitating a chorus of subtle body/voice performances with audience members.

 

Broad Hall 210, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

 

for more on Elana and her work, please visit www.elanamann.com



more info...

Thu,  4 Nov 2010, 8-9pm
Mariel Carranza

where:  the Hammer Museum

 

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Mariel Carranza will continue her monthly performance somewhere on the premises of the Hammer Museum:

 

 

Today, Thursday November 4, 2010
No one is defecating here
between 8-9pm at this spot
at the Hammer Museum

 

 

Photos by Claudia Bucher



more info...

Thu,  7 Oct 2010, 8-9pm
Mariel Carranza

where:  the Hammer Museum

 

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Mariel Carranza will continue her monthly performance somewhere on the premises of the Hammer Museum:

 

 

Today, Thursday October 7, 2010
No one is touching here
between 8-9pm at this spot
at the Hammer Museum

 

 

Photos by Lula Bordier



more info...

Thu,  2 Sep 2010, 8-9pm
Mariel Carranza

where:  the Hammer Museum

 

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Mariel Carranza will continue her monthly performance somewhere on the premises of the Hammer Museum:

 

 

Today, Thursday September 2, 2010
No one is listening here
between 8-9pm at this spot
at the Hammer Museum




more info...

Sun,  8 Aug 2010, 2-4pm
adam overton: mathew timmons' CREDIT launch

where:  LACE, Hollywood
website

 

At the invitation of Mathew Timmons, Adam Overton subtly performed a program of partial pieces in tandem with Timmons' CREDIT launch and artist talk at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in Hollywood. The performed works were truncated in accordance with the performance overlay, Percentage Piece (for Elana Mann), using several ratios calculated between pieces (% of cash from a few days ago still in my wallet ... % of time spent thinking about sex in the last 24hrs ... % of protein Steven van Dyck consumes per meal ... % of time awake/asleep in the last 24hrs ... etc).

 

Program

 


more info...

Thu,  5 Aug 2010, 8-9pm
Mariel Carranza

where:  the Hammer Museum

 

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Mariel Carranza will continue her monthly performance somewhere on the premises of the Hammer Museum:

 

 

Today, Thursday August 5, 2010
No one is smelling here
between 8-9pm at this spot
at the Hammer Museum

 

 

Photos by Eric Cohen



more info...

Thu,  1 Jul 2010, 8-9pm
Mariel Carranza

where:  the Hammer Museum

 

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Mariel Carranza will continue her monthly performance somewhere on the premises of the Hammer Museum:

 

 

Today, Thursday July 1, 2010
No one is watching here
between 8-9pm at this spot
at the Hammer Museum

 

 

Photos by Lula Bordier



more info...

Wed, 30 Jun 2010, 11-11:30am
Paige Tighe: meditating on femaleness

where:  Venice Beach, or wherever you are

 

Please join Paige wherever you are to take thirty minutes to meditate on your femaleness.

There are the details, now let's see what it feels like.

more info...

Tue, 22 Jun 2010, 6:30pm
Freeballing

where:  the Vons at Vermont and 3rd

 

from Anonymous:

 

Going to Vons tomorrow Tuesday evening and will be freeballing (going commando) and doing my grocery shopping. Don't e-mail, just show up!  It'll be more exciting that way. I hope you will show up and we can spot each other. I'll be there at 6:30 PM, the Vons at Vermont and 3rd.


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Thu,  3 Jun 2010, 8-9pm
Mariel Carranza

where:  the Hammer Museum

 

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Mariel Carranza will continue her monthly performance somewhere on the premises of the Hammer Museum:

 

 

Today, Thursday June 3, 2010
No one is eating here
between 8-9pm at this spot
at the Hammer Museum

 

 

Photos by Eric Cohen



more info...

sometime in early May
Paul Pescador: The Viewer

where:  Norton Simon Museum

 

The Viewer

Paul Pescador

 

As part of the subtle bodies series, Paul Pescador will hire an actor to sit on a bench in the Norton Simon museum from the time the museum opens till it closes. The actor will sit quietly and stare at the painting in front of them and will not get up from his/her seat unless to use the restroom or quickly eat. By forcing someone to sit with an art object for an extended period of time, The Viewer attempts to understand the relationship the viewer can have with an artwork.

 

documentation coming soon...

 

 

for more of Paul and his work, visit http://paulpescador.com

more info...

Thu,  6 May 2010, 8-9pm
Mariel Carranza

where:  the Hammer Museum

 

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Mariel Carranza will continue her next monthly performance somewhere on the premises of the Hammer Museum:

 

 

Today, Thursday May 6, 2010
No one is sleeping here
between 8-9 pm on this spot
at the Hammer Museum

 

 

Photos by Lula Bordier



more info...

Thu,  6 May 2010, 6:30pm
Paige Tighe

where:  The Hammer Museum

 

Starting at 6:30pm, the night of May the 6th, Paige Tighe will be in subtle dialogue with art objects at the Hammer.

Especially interested in objects made by females and the experience of feminine bodies communing with this work. How does one speak to objects through movement?
No object will be touched or harmed in this process but possibly a feeling will be passed from participant to piece and back again.

 

Others are welcome to join or try this dialogue whenever they can get to the museum. Feedback is welcome from these experiences.

more info...

April 30th thru May 28th, 2010
Akina Ruth Cox: Stratemeyer's Shadow

 

From April 30th through May 28th, Akina Ruth Cox will spend each Friday following a stranger.  Alternately using film, photo, audio, drawings, and object collection to document her surveillance, "Stratemeyer's Shadow," is ultimately an exercise in manipulating the choreography of social spaces.

 

documentation coming soon...

 

for more of Akina and her work, visit http://www.akinacox.com

more info...

Thu, 15 Apr 2010, 5:58 p.m. to 7:24 p.m.
Samantha Gregg: Similar Arrangements

where:  The Hammer Museum Courtyard

 

 

"Similar Arrangements"

 

On April 15th, Samantha Gregg stretched in the Hammer Courtyard from 5:58 p.m. to 7:24 p.m., and used the given architecture as a basis for acclimating her body to the space around herself. By the end of the performance, several museum visitors also participated by adapting their bodies to the structures and furniture in the plaza.



more info...

Thu,  1 Apr 2010, 8-9pm
Mariel Carranza

where:  the Hammer Museum

 

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Mariel Carranza will continue her next monthly performance somewhere on the premises of the Hammer Museum:

 

 

Today, Thursday April 1, 2010
No one is walking
between 8-9 pm on this spot
at the Hammer Museum




more info...

Thu, 11 Mar 2010, sometime
Mark So: small change

where:  macarthur park, los angeles

 

mark so will make a small change in macarthur park sometime on thursday, march 11, 2009
anyone may perform a small change at any place and time

 

score: small change (2009)

 

 

 

for more on Mark and his work, please visit http://www.angelfire.com/rebellion/mark_so/


more info...

Thu,  4 Mar 2010, 8-9pm
Mariel Carranza

where:  the Hammer Museum

 

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Mariel Carranza will continue her next monthly performance somewhere on the premises of the Hammer Museum:

 

 

Today, Thursday March 4, 2010
No one is sitting here
between 8-9pm at this spot
at the Hammer Museum.




more info...

every Wednesday from 2-3pm,
March 3 thru March 17, 2-3pm

Johanna Reed: Interactions (Scent)

 

 

Johanna Reed will be available to smell at the Hammer Museum, every Wednesday, March 3 - March 17, from 2-3 pm. In the performance Interactions (Scent), Johanna asks you to observe her through scent and then, immediately afterward, document your observations in writing. How you gather your data and the form your record takes is up to you. (In exchange for your document, you will be given a small booklet to take home.)

 

 

for more on Johanna and her work, please visit http://johannareed.net

 

 

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Interactions (Scent) at the Hammer, March 3, 2010.

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Interactions (Scent) at the Hammer, March 11, 2010.

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Wed, 17 Feb 2010, midafternoon
Gerhard Schultz: Specific Action

where:  the Hammer Museum

 

Gerhard Schultz and Adam Overton will perform a specific, intra-oral action at the Hammer sometime midafternoon, Wednesday, February 17th.

 

a video excerpt of our specific, intra-oral action...

video by Jim Fetterley

 

we performed this again in the evening, but as two solo intra-oral actions.

more info...

Sat,  6 Feb 2010, 1-2pm
Kadet Kuhne: (Not) Recording the Hammer

 

 

Kadet Kuhne: (Not) Recording the Hammer Saturday February 6, 1-2PM

 

Kadet Kuhne will be staging a listening exercise which aims to draw the attention of the eyes to the ears of those that notice her. While she slowly traverses the grounds with a shotgun microphone in hand, the illusion of recording inspires an active engagement with the sonic subtleties of the Hammer museum.

 

for more about Kadet and her work, visit http://www.tektonicshift.com



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February 2010
disappear

 

this month visitors of the Hammer (or any other institution) are invited to perform the following instructions:

 

 

disappear

 

try to disappear, or turn invisible - without actually leaving.
do whatever it takes

 

 

the original score was contributed to : open to all levels :
http://uploaddownloadperform.net/OpenToAllLevels/Disappear
(feel free to contribute more actions there - the password is 'moveitbuddy'...)


more info...

Thu,  4 Feb 2010, 8-9pm
Mariel Carranza

where:  the Hammer Museum

 

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Mariel Carranza will begin a monthly performance somewhere on the premises of the Hammer Museum:

 

 

Today, Thursday, February 4, 2010
No one is standing here
between 8-9 pm at this spot
at the Hammer Museum.

 

 

Photos by Catherine Carranza



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