is a visual artist, performer, and choreographer, currently based in Chicago. The artist was a presenter at Poptech 2011: The World Rebalancing
. He collaborated with choreographer John Jasperse on the visual Design for ‘Canyon’, presented at BAM’s Next Wave Festival (2011). He was also one of a select group of artists to re-perform the work of Marina Abramovic during her retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Tony Orrico will perform live for more than 30 hours over the course of four days in response to the New Works Space and Orrico’s most recent body of work, CARBON. The first performance, waning, will take place for an intimate VIP audience for the duration of 45 minutes. Subsequent performances over the course of the following three days will continue with the same technique of “decaying the action” that is used in waning while investigating new ideas directly onto the wall. The last performance, the final stage of a new work in progress entitled Exhausted Objects, will take place during the exhibition’s opening reception. These performances will accumulate and overlap in the space, leaving behind original drawings on the wall that may be viewed through the duration of the exhibition. Scheduled screenings of video from Orrico’s CARBON will be on view during the course of the exhibition as well.
Orrico will conduct a two-day workshop to further engage the DFW artist and collector communities. The workshop, Being to Begin investigates the origins of creative energy by using symmetry, voice, stillness and other potential points of entry. Participants may be asked to take part in durations of stillness, spontaneous action, movement and vocalization exercises, journaling through drawing, compositional studies, and improvised performance. Space is limited.
The fee is $20 for students, $80 for adults . Public registration starts on Wednesday, August 21 at 11:00am. Please call The MAC 214-953-1212 during normal operating hours to reserve your spot in The Workshop.
The exhibition Waning and the workshop engage in the relevance of performance art in our cultural landscape by involving DFW artists, curators, and educators to take part in the production of time-based works.
In support of Tony Orrico’s exhibition Waning
, The MAC PAC has launched an underwriting campaign
that will provide much needed support to cover artist travel expenses, an honorarium, artist accommodation, integral two-day workshop, exhibition documentation, and installation expenses. Donors will receive an invitation to the VIP reception and will have priority enrollment in the Workshop. If you are interested in supporting this exhibition, please contact LauraLee Brott at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit The MAC website
for details. MAC PAC membership information can be found here
Important Dates for Waning
VIP RECEPTION: Tuesday, September 10
PUBLIC PERFORMANCE DATES: Wednesday, September 11 – Friday, September 13. Each day from 11:00am-9:00pm.
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, September 14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Performance will start at 6:30pm. CARBON screenings will take place before and after the performance.
WORKSHOP: Saturday and Sunday, September 28 – 29, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
ART TALK: Saturday, September 28, 5:30 – 6:30pm
Additional CARBON screening dates and times are TBD. Please refer to The MAC website to keep up to date.