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Culture, The Exhibitionist Waxing Poetic: Charlie Levin's Paintings as Performance

Waxing Poetic: Charlie Levin's Paintings as Performance

The apocryphal etymology of sincerity has its origins in the idea of artistic perfection: that a well-chiseled marble sculpture would not require the sly application of wax to fill cracks or repair contours, thus, it was sine sera — “without wax.”…
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Calendar, Night&Day More of the Other

More of the Other

For decades, Chicano performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña has challenged our notion of identity and demanded exploration of “other” through lush, interactive tableaus. In 1998’s Mexterminator Project — the “Techno-Museum of Experimental Ethnography and Apocalyptic Culture” created with fellow journeyman Roberto…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Moving Experience

A Moving Experience

The Collected Works is a brand-spanking-new theater producing company formed by Stanford and Berkeley alums who are hell-bent on bringing exceptional, experimental performance to the West Coast theater scene. Together with the Performance Art Institute they present Princess Ivona, the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Watching the Watchers

Watching the Watchers

In 1791 Jeremy Bentham published plans for what he called the Panopticon. Meant to be applied to prison design, it has rooms arranged in a circle around a central control booth. Bentham reasoned that if inmates knew they were being…
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