FSU Art MFA ‘19 Colleen Itani will perform her nomadic piece, “Artificial Picnic,” during the opening weekend of ITINERANT in NYC this month.
This year’s festival will focus on works that treat notions of human displacement, pilgrimage, physical dislocations, psychological migrations, and corporeal transportations. Artists working in contemporary performance art, visual performance art, transmedia art (sound, video and emerging technologies), and movement based practices participate.
ITINERANT 2017 will be presented in the following venues: Last Frontier NYC, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Grace Exhibition Space, Queens Museum, and Flushing Meadows Park.
Her performance will take place on Sunday, May 14th, 2017.
“Artificial Picnic” is an interactive performance piece hinging upon the relationship between organizational structures as seen through recreational means. Seeking to solve issues, the picnicker facilitates dialogue about previous picnic experience, asks participants to complete surveys regarding security and fulfillment, and shares the importance of structure and planning to find success in life. Taking the domestic sphere out of an architectural framework also feeds into the ability to transcend preconceived ideas of place.