Capricious No.15 — Boundaries Release
88 Eldridge Street, 5th FL
New York, NY 10002
14 February, 7-10PM
Join us for the New York release of our latest issue, Capricious No.15 — Boundaries with a night of performances by Melanie Bonajo, Julia Crockett, Marie Karlberg, and Thinner (Lissy Trullie).
Julia Crockett is a New York based performing artist with a diversity of interests. She is an actor, choreographer, and movement specialist. In her academic and artistic work, she explores the relationship between the body and a performer’s emotional life, specifically the connection between physical freedom and psycho-emotional release. Packed with emotional variance, humor, extremity, and pop-culture nods, her performances investigate imitation, icons, emotional gesture, and the cultivation of identity (personal, cultural, and gender). Julia is the founder of her own movement collective and a 2013-2014 LEIMAY Black Studio Share Artist. Her work has been featured in numerous galleries and theatrical venues throughout New York City and Brooklyn. She also teaches movement based performance and physical technique at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
She will perform Trio installation, 45 min, The Construction of a Very Fine Seam; and Solo, Behavior in Three Directions.
Marie Karlberg is a Swedish born artist, living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Her artistic practice is focused on confrontation as a media through which I can present and provoke social conventions; provocations that aim to confront the ways in which sex and technology situate the normativity of contemporary relationally.
She will perform “Sweaty Holes."
Thinner (Lissy Trullie) is an amalgamation of hyperactivity, OCD, a dash of melancholy, and newest project by musician Lissy Trullie. Thinner is currently recording and performing their new material.
Melanie Bonajo is an artist from the Netherlands, and recent transplant to New York. She exams the paradoxes inherent in our future-based ideas of comfort. Through her photographs, performances, videos and installations Bonajo examines subjects related to progress that remove from the individual a sense of belonging and looks at how technological advances and commodity-based pleasures increase feelings of alienation within the individual. Captivated by concepts of the divine, she explores the spiritual emptiness of her generation, examines peoples’ shifting relationship with nature and tries to understand existential questions by looking at our domestic situation, idea’s around classification, concepts of home, gender and attitudes towards value.
There will be a screening of Pee on Presidents, followed by a talk on censorship and french kissing by Melanie Bonajo.