Alyssa Taylor Wendt
April 19, 3 - 6 pm
In her new installation and participatory performance, Alyssa Taylor Wendt revisits tropes of urban decay, monument and mourning with a multimedia installation in the main space, using a variety of materials, including horsehair. Building large forms that need to be negotiated with, she asks us to consider the materials at hand and question their place as signifiers of both ruin and rebirth. LIVE hair performance and open hours for installation: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 19th-21st, 2012, 3-6PM, Closing Reception with the artist and viewing of both the installation and the finished piece: Saturday, April 21st, 2012, 7-11PM.
2012 Fusebox: Emily Lacy's 99 Times
April 25 - 26
Blending folk and electronic influences, sound artist and musician Emily Lacy will host a performance drawing on the energies of global protest movements occurring within the last year. Mixing the aesthetics of prepared song with improvised vocal works, she produces an unexpected set of effects and feelings in the viewer.
2012 Fusebox Festival
April 25- May 6
"Fusebox champions adventurous works of art across a variety of different mediums. We think there's something inherently exciting and powerful about this collision of different ideas and perspectives. This notion of hybridity is central to our understanding of creativity. The festival is also a great opportunity to engage with new, emerging artists as well as renowned masters. We hope you can join us."
2012 Fusebox: World Premier of An Evening With William Shatner Asterisk
April 25- May 6
A new work by theater director Phil Soltanoff, writer Joe Diebes and systems designer Rob Ramirez. William Shatner’s image from the original Star Trek series speaks on the subject of art in the 21st Century. The team of artists have created a dynamic video Shatner puppet by meticulously cataloguing everything William Shatner ever said on Star Trek. Together, they attempt to bravely make Captain James T. Kirk expand our universe.
Pastelegram Issue No. 2 Launch Party
Pastelegram’s biannual print issue is an artwork-as-magazine, and offers original work by an artist, art historian or art critic. Included in each issue is a collection of the work’s source material, which may include images by other artists or writings about other artists (some original, some reproduced), poetry or literature, theoretical texts, timelines or diagrams, advertisements or business letters, and so forth.
ChingoZine Launch Party
April 20, 7-10pm
ChingoZine will have a launch party highlighting the release of its inaugural issue. ChingoZine is a new zine featuring the original drawings, design, and print work of emerging Latino artists. In Spanish “Chingo” is a slang term for “lots of” or a “plethora of”. Zine is an abbreviated form of “magazine” and are typically low-cost publications distributed to members of alternative, counter, and (sub) cultures.
2012 Insight|Out Festival
May 19 - 20
A weekend of music, film and original choreography, Insight|Out Festival delivers site-specific performances by visionary guest artists in unique locations around the city. Insight|Out is a collaboration of three Houston arts groups: the University of Houston's Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the arts, Aurora Picture Show and DiverseWorks.
2012 Marfa Community Day
This year's annual event celebrating our West Texas friends and neighbors will take place Sunday, April 29. Open viewing of the collection, dinner and music in the Arena, lectures, art activities, and more. All events are free and open to the public.
April 12 2 and 8 pm
Dion Cook's Cutter was then singled out by Ballroom Marfa's distinguished Filmmakers' Selection Committee, comprised of Director and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Robert Towne, Emmy-nominated actress Jeanne Tripplehorn, and veteran producer Robert Shapiro, who also serves on the Nicholl Fellow Selection Committee and will again be conducting this year's panel discussions following The Reading performances.