I was chief curator for this multi-day multi-site performance art festival.
The SUPERNOVA Performance Art Festival is a Rosslyn Arts Project presented by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID) and produced by The Pink Line Project.
Everything is FREE!! (except for the Big Bang party on June 8)
SUPERNOVA will debut June 7-9, 2013, throughout Rosslyn, Virginia, in raw spaces, parks, and other public places. SUPERNOVA will bring together emerging and established local, regional, national and international performance artists to present an expansive range of positions and approaches to performance art. A unique showcase of energetic artistic activity and action, SUPERNOVA is poised to establish Rosslyn as a preeminent territory for contemporary art experience.
Highlighted Programs to Include:
2-5pm – Art Sports Competition at Gateway Park
5-8pm – Happy Hour and Arts Sports Award Ceremony at Freedom Park
7-9pm – Wilmer Wilson’s IV’s “The Forever Aftermath” Forum at Artisphere
9pm-2am – BIG BANG DANCE PARTY at Artisphere
3pm – Rae Goodwin's "Grandmothers Are Superheroes!" open invitation grandma parade at Gateway Park.
SUPERNOVA is a multi-site, multi-day, transdisciplinary, anti-conventional festival that will include and not be limited to: performance art, live art, body art, relational art, action art, happenings, actions, interventions, works-as-yet-undefined, and those never-to-be defined. Or whatever you want, or refuse, to call it.
The presented work has been encouraged to take inspiration from the modern public parks, diversity of architecture, proximity to Washington, D.C., and lively corporate environment that makes Rosslyn so unique.
In the words of performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña, "Our job may be to open up a temporary utopian/dystopian space, a de-militarized zone in which meaningful 'radical' behavior and progressive thought are hopefully allowed to take place, even if only for the duration of the piece. In this imaginary zone, both artist and audience members are given permission to assume multiple and ever changing positionalities and identities. In this border zone, the distance between 'us' and 'them,' self and other, art and life, becomes blurry and unspecific."