Category Archives: 2012 Biennale

Jim Pirtle (Houston)

Rats in cages or why I don’t hurt myself with my art anymore.When I was nine years old for some reason I hated school. Pretending to be sick was not … Continue reading

December 22, 2013

Nestor Topchy (Houston)

Nestor Tobchy’s work interweaves paradoxical strands of thought, incongruous painting techniques, disparate artistic traditions, and antithetical pictorial attitudes to express a coherent and pantheistic vision of reality. While in school … Continue reading

October 29, 2013

John G. Boehme (Vancouver)

What interests me, as an artist is the ongoing reformulation of a set of key interests. These interests are drawn from my observations of some of Western society’s less considered … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Non Grata in Force Majeure at DiverseWorks

On March 8th at DiverseWorks Non Grata did their performance Force Majeure.

March 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

1KA from France Performed Every Night

It was a real thrill to witness a talent like 1KA from France. An important member of Non Grata, this guy was totally fascinating to watch and to listen to, … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Carrie Nation comes to the Festival

Carrie Nation and her band of protesting hatchitators broke up the bar at notsuoH with REAL hatchets.

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Elena Nestorova, Words, Light and Sound at AvantGarden

Words from Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, Identity as circle of light calling through tiny electric sounds a heartbeat, heard on embrace. This performance was beautiful, and … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Rodney Dickson and his F#*cked Up World

I had the great pleasure to work very closely on this performance piece with Rodney Dickson. When he first sent his list of materials needed it was funny enough to … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Orion Maxted does Banana Banana at notsuoH

Saturday afternoon a van full of performance artists from around the world pulls up to the Fiesta Mart at Studemont and 14th. Mission BANANA. Later that night Orion Maxted includes … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Gim Gwang Cheol from South Korea Performs twice.

Several years ago, it was spun off in a taxi to a cellphone. Alcohol is also intoxication. The next day I was told at a slower and permeate the body … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 5 Comments

Julia Wallace challenges our perceptions at notsuoH

Julia Wallace did a beautiful piece that struck right at the heart of our insecurities and ask us the question “What Do You Think of Me Now?” Talking to her … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Myk Henrry in Never Ending Freedom at DiverseWorks

Born in Dublin Ireland; moved to New York 1984 and worked as the fastest blackjack dealer in the underground casino scene. Henry became a pioneer of the Williamsburg bohemian “immersionist” … Continue reading

March 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Jill Pangallo does Happy Go Sad at DiverseWorks

In her latest multimedia, persona-based performance, Jill Pangallo re-creates the compound and often-incongruous roles that people perform on a daily basis. Pangallo’s detailed, nuanced portraits oscillate between emotional and emotive … Continue reading

March 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Nancy Douthey at notsuoH

Nancy Douthey performed at notsuoH as part of the Lone Star Performance Explosion. Photos courtesy of Michelle Lanter, Ben DeSoto and Alex Barber.

March 18, 2012 · 7 Comments

Brian and Stevie McCord tell us to..

There are always some back stories going around at any major event like this one. Knowing some of this back story, I had to give it to Brian and Stevie … Continue reading

March 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Nestor Topchy, A Geometry of Painting

While in school in Baltimore in 1981, Topchy chanced upon an exhibition of Yves Klein’s IKB work. Topchy credits Klein’s use of a saturated ultramarine blue pigment that represented “the … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Natali Leduc does The Fotofonotron 3000 at DiverseWorks

With the help of the audience, Natali demonstrated how to take a photograph with a rotary phone. I got to participate as a “Snake Handler” (which everyone knows is mandatory … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Nyugen E. Smith performs at AvantGarden

I would have liked to see Nyugen perform again during the festival. It was one of the most moving segments of the three nights. Nyugen’s motions and references brought forth … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

KPFT Interview

CLICK HERE for the KPFT INTERVIEW Interviewing Orion Maxted, 1KA, Elena Nestorova, organized by Kelly Alison for Michael Woodson of the “LIVE” 6am Friday morning program “LIVING ART”. Only on … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

the goose a prisoner

the goose a prisoner is a shadow of a strangulation. Odysseus’s sadness as he tried to embrace the shade of his mother–hugs in Hades are impossible. Had he known that … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Rahul Mitra at AvantGarden

Artist, printmaker, photographer, writer, scientist and entrepreneur, born in Hyderabad, India, now living in Houston. Mitra uses visual language drawn from the streets to interpret personal, socio-political dialogues exploring poverty, … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Daniel-Kayne 3 Day Fast at notsuoH

Daniel-Kayne spent three days in the window of Deans. Photos courtesy of Ben DeSoto, Michelle Lanter and Alex Barber.

March 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

Orion Maxted Words

Here is the statement I wrote in the lead-up to the festival, part of which I read out at the seminar we gave: “The Paris ’68 slogan: ‘Take your dreams … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

KPFT Interview with Local Artists

CLIKC HERE FOR KPFT INTERVIEW Historic interview with NestorTopchy, JimPirtle, KellyAlison, JonatanLopez on KPFT a few days before the festival started.

March 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Jonatan Lopez at Lone Star Explosion

Jonatan was more that a performer in the Festival.  Jonatan did our promo video and our PR work.  We are very grateful for all his help.  He also did a … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Art Guys at notsuoH

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Non Grata Improv at AvantGarden

Pictures by dadadreams and Alex Barber of the Improve done by Non Grata at AvantGarden March 9, 2012

March 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Great God Pan Is Dead: What I did at the Lone Star Explosion Biennale: Day 3 (NSFW)

Thursday, March 15, 2012 What I did at the Lone Star Explosion Biennale: Day 3 (NSFW) Dean Liscum Lone Star Performance Explosion day three’s dominating theme seemed to be food and … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Considered Contractions. John G. Boehme. Lone Star Explosion – YouTube

Click on the link on this page and the next to get to the video of Gohn G. Boehme at notsuoh March 10, 2012   Considered Contractions. John G. Boehme. … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Banana. Orion Maxted. Lone Star Explosion – YouTube

Please click on the link on this page and the next to go to the VIDEO of Orion Maxted at notsuoH on March 10th, 2012 Banana. Orion Maxted. Lone Star … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Rebekah Herzberg: Lonestar Art Explosion

Click the link on this page and the next to go to  Rebekah Herzberg’s blog and read about her experience as part of Rodney Dickson’s F#@ked Up Houston on opening night … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Great God Pan Is Dead: What I did at the Lone Star Explosion Biennale: Day 2

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 What I did at the Lone Star Explosion Biennale: Day 2 Dean Liscum I’m going to categorize Day 2’s theme as dicks and death. This day’s … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Houston Lone Star Performance Explosion. night 2 and 3

Originally posted on Pancho and Leftey:
This past weekend, Makenzie and I participated in the first ever biannual Houston Lone Star Performance Explosion 2012. This event was made up of three different…

March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Watch Out Drunkards

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 Watch Out Drunkards (An interview with Carrie A. Nation by Anita Latinlova) link to Performance Art Houston Hello Performance Art Lovers, I am back from Spain … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

the goose a prisoner

the goose a prisoner is a shadow of a strangulation. Odysseus’s sadness as he tried to embrace the shade of his mother–hugs in Hades are impossible. Had he known that … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Nancy Douthey (Houston)

Nancy Douthey was born in Fort Worth, TX in the year of the horse, 1978 and currently lives and works in Houston, TX. She received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Practice … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · 8 Comments

Symposium Coming March 7, 2pm Contemporary Art Museum

Performance? March 7, 2pm Contemporary Art Museum, Houston TX The panel of speakers is an eclectic group of artists from around the world including: Julia Wallace (Houston), Rodney Dickson (Nth … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Rahul Mitra (Houston)

Rahul Mitra is doing street art projects in Delhi, India; Houston; Paris and Berlin in 2012. The current performance is Culinary Street Art from Rahul’s experiences on the streets of … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Emily Sloan

Funeral Party for the Living at 14Pews on January 1, 2011 READ THE WHOLE STORY @Emily Sloan

February 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Jonatan Lopez

THE SHOW HAS BEGUN

February 27, 2012 · Leave a comment