Monday, November 18, 2013

PERFORMANCE: Clifford Owens

Clifford Owens, still from performance of Tell Me What To Do With Myself, 2005 via
Five Days’ Worth
Curated by Adrienne Edwards
November 18 – 22, 2013

10 Greene Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY

In conjunction with the traveling exhibition Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Performa13, and Third Streaming, Clifford Owens will present Five Days’ Worth, a new performance art project for which he will create a unique performance each day for five consecutive days; November 18 – November 22, 2013.

While conceived as one art work, Five Days’ Worth is structured in five parts, each of which is realized on a different day over the course of a week: In the Dark, Waiting for David (Hammons), Letters from My Lovers, Dad, and Come to Me. The project is a point of departure for the artist as it will be realized outside of the white cube space of a gallery or museum, as is typically the context for Owens’ performances. Instead, the artist will respond to Third Streaming’s intimate loft setting. Five Days’ Worth is also Owens’ most personal work to date as he creates distinct yet related performances which explore various personal themes of emotional, inspirational, and artistically influential importance. Throughout the project, Owens activates objects, and stages conflicts and resolutions, which accumulate and crescendo in the culminating performance through a series of participatory actions with the audience. As in previous bodies of work, such as Photographs with an Audience (2008-) and Anthology (2011-2012), Owens will use the occasion and context of the project as the basis for a new series of photographs, videos, and sound works.

Performances are free to the public but RSVP is required; please send to

Performance titles and dates:

In the Dark
Monday, November 18 2013, 8:00PM-10PM

Waiting for David (Hammons)
Tuesday, November 19, 12:00AM-2:00AM
Note: This event is not open to the public.

Letters from my Lovers
Wednesday, November 20, 7:30PM-8:30PM

Thursday, November 21, 7:30PM-8:30PM

Come to Me
Friday, November 22, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Note: For admission to Come to Me, attendees are required to bring an object, a text, or an instruction for Owens to perform.

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