I am taking part in the Exchange Rate: 2008 an international performance script exchange in response to the U.S. elections, organized by Elana Mann. I will be performing a script written by L.A. based artist Jason Kunke, entitled Political Speech For A Hydra on November 4th, at Remy’s On Temple. The speech is primarily comprised of the voices of people who were present during assassinations or attempted assassinations of U.S. Presidents, including the following: James G. Blaine, Floyd Boring, Jim Brady, Anton Cermak, John Connally, George B. Cortelyou, David Crockett, Albert H. Martin, Henry Rathbone, Mikheil Saakashvili, Oliver Sipple, as well as a description of a college football game between Auburn and Arkansas from October 29, 1994. In turn Jason Kunke will be performing my script entitled Ammunation Script, that contextualizes commercials from the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas within the current political climate of the elections. Details on the project and the performance are below.
Announcing an election night event on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 from 7-10pm at Remy’s on Temple, 2126 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90026. The event will feature performances from Danielle Adair, Camlab (Anna Mayer and Jemima Wyman), Chan and Mann (Audrey Chan and Elana Mann), Zackary Drucker, Lora Ivanova, Jason Kunke, Sibyl O’Malley (with Caitlin Lainoff and Kari Rae Seekins) , Emery Martin and Adam Overton. Karen Atkinson will be exhibiting a curated slide show of election themed images from over 100 artists and presenting a special election reception. The evening will also include live coverage of election results. Presented by Trade&Row with additional sponsorship from Company Wide Shut, Side Street Projects , GYST Inc and Chesed v’Tov Foundation. Suggested $5 donation at the door. After party 10:30pm at WILDNESS, the Silver
Platter, 2700 W. 7th St., LA, CA 90057.
Date: November 4, 2008
Place: Remy’s on Temple
Address: 2126 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90026