24 Hour Performance by Hector Canonge
FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 6PM- SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 6PM
at Glasshouse ArtLifeLab
(246 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211)
A plate is a surface having specific functions directly in relation to a utilitarian purpose. In this durational performance, created specifically for the Glasshouse Project, Hector Canonge explores notions of story telling and the reconstruction of memory. The artist will write on ceramic plates, read selection of his narratives, and through out the 24 hours of his performance, will crush and mend the plates creating a new set of discordant yet meaningful narratives. In addition, for a couple of hours each day, the public is invited to bring their own plates and share personal stories with the artist. Expect the unexpected as the visitor's plates are transformed and their narratives re-contextualized.
* Doors open on Friday 6pm-2am and Saturday 10am-6pm. Visitors are welcome to stay throughout the performance.
About Hector Canonge:
Hector Canonge lives and works in New York City where he studied Comparative Literature, Filmmaking and Integrated Media Arts. His work incorporates the use of various media, commercial technologies, physical environments, cinematic, and performative narratives.
Canonge curates and organizes the monthly artists’ program A-LAB Forum at Crossing Art Gallery, organizes the annual city wide Performance Art Festival, ITINERAN, and has recently launched inQbator, a monthly program for writers and spoken word artists. In 2011 Canonge was a resident artist at LMCC Swing Space Program at Governor’s Island. He also launched the long term initiative, EVA -Escuela Videográfica Alternativa (Alternative School for Videomaking- in collaboration with Immigrant Movement International. Canonge has been awarded scholarships by Harvestworks, fellowships by NJCU, and has participated in residencies at Atlantic Center for the Arts, AIM Program 27 at the Bronx Museum of Art, Newark New Media at City Without Walls, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University, and The Wassaic Project. Canonge’s work has been featured at the Queens Museum of Art, Jersey City Museum, Bronx Museum of Art, NY Studio Gallery, Exit Art, Flux Factory, Gallery Aferro, Topaz Arts, Y Gallery, and other art spaces in the city and abroad.