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Performa 07 Launches This Weekend

Nathalie Djurberg production still
Nathalie Djurberg, 2007. Production still (puppets
for an upcoming PERFORMA07 Commission).
Photo courtesy of the artist.
27 October - 20 November 2007
New York NY - Various Locations

The Second Biennale of Visual Art Performance launches tomorrow night at the Guggenheim with Franceso Vezolli's
Cosi’ e (se vi pare) or Right You Are (If You Think You Are)
a new play — currently sold out, the subject of some controversy as reported on Art Fag City — especially commissioned for the event. Artcal Zine will cover various highlights of the Biennale as they happen through the close of the exhibitions and performances in Novemeber. This weekend also features the launch of video artist and musician Ronnie Bass's PERFORMA TV project — an alternative distribution venue for Peroforma participants and spectators that promises to increase the possibilities of dispersal and archival of content via a live Internet video feed.

Recommended this weekend is Nathalie Djurberg's newly commissioned stop-motion film Untitled (Working Title Kids & Dogs) playing at the Zipper Theatre in Hell's Kitchen ($18) in which packs of children battle packs of dogs, with live music and performance to accompany the screening. Also recommended is Stapelung (stack) John Bock's new five-channel video sculpture opening Saturday on the ground-floor of PS1.