7:30 PM19:30

heartbeats.exe :: abstract [body]

heartbeats.exe :: abstract [body]

In tandem with painter Georgia Elrod’s solo exhibit at Peninsula Art Space, heartbeats.exe, curated by Lynne DeSilva-Johnson [Elæ] presents an evening of performance in and around an exploded understanding of the body / self / form / space / perception. Performers will present work created in response to the work as well as read / perform from their own original pieces exploring themes resonant with Elrod’s visual investigations. 


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8:00 PM20:00

The Spheres

Diana Policarpo and Hannah Catherine Jones (sound) and Camilla Padgitt-Coles (visuals) will perform The Spheres (2015)Through live improvisation, they will create imaginary landscapes and ethereal atmospheres, weaving sound with layered vocals, revisiting scenes from Music of the Spheres/Status Quo (1938), an unfinished opera for electronic instruments by Johanna Magdalena Beyer (Leipzig, 1888-New York, 1944). 

Camilla Padgitt-Coles (Ivy Meadows) is a multi-media artist from New York City currently working in light art, video and various audio-visual collaborations. She also plays and records music solo & in the bands Future Shuttle, Tropical Rock and Non Human Persons, and co-edits the label Perfect Wave ( along with Kathleen Baird (Sapropelic Pycnic).

Diana Policarpo (Lisbon,1986), is a visual artist, composer and housing activist based in London (UK). She received an MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her work investigates power relations, popular culture and gender politics, juxtaposing the rhythmic structuring of sound as tactile material with the social construction of esoteric ideology. She creates performances and installations to examine experiences of vulnerability and empowerment associated with acts of exposing oneself to the capitalist world. As well as working on solo projects she often works collaboratively and has recently made live performances with Cabiria (Hannah Catherine Jones and Marina Elderton), Deniz Unal and Daniel Fernandez Pascual. She is the founder of Erinyes, a digital sound archive and network dedicated to art, feminism and technology. Recent exhibitions, events and performances include: Leap of Faith, The Living Room, London (2015); Body Meets City, New York (2015); Super Woofer, Matt's Gallery, London (2015); (Dis)Identifications, ICA, London (2015); Visions of Excess, Xero Kline & Coma, London (2015); Does Not Equal, W139, Amsterdam (2015); Mai Im Januar, Shau Fenster, Berlin (2015); Beating Back Darkness, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany (2014); Sound Works by Women Artists, listening seminar, Goldsmiths College, London (2014); General Strike, The Mews / Art Review, London (2014).

Hannah Catherine Jones (b. Doncaster 1987) investigates the documentation modes of performance art. Using her (live) operatic voice, she often gives (recorded) vocal presence to documenting devices in the moment of performance. Jones’ investigations into language, specifically her punning titles, have recently enriched her practice. Jones has a BFA and MA from Oxford University, an MFA from Goldsmiths. Hannah is a PhD Art candidate at Goldsmiths and founder, manager and conductor of Peckham Chamber Orchestra.

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8:00 PM20:00

Torn Forest, A Performance by Marissa Perel

Friday, March 20, the Faroes and Norway will experience Totality in the skies. The next will not be until August 2017, over the bluegrass fields of Kentucky and southern Illinois.

That evening, come join us at Peninsula Art Space for a special performance by Marissa Perel, as well as a finale for the last week of the show, "I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron; for, i promise to burn brightly" which includes work by Andrea Crespo, Loie Hollowell, Andrés Laracuente, and materials from the Wendy Carlos Archive. 

For the night, Marissa Perel performs voice and electronics with a light installation by Elliott Jenetopulos to create an atmosphere of haunted wilderness in the gallery for Torn Forest. Through an exploration of transference and oppositional forces, the hunter and hunted slowly reveal their need for one another in the 'danse macabre'. Is it possible for one to become the other? Is there any mercy within hunger and need? What is transformation without pain? Can the body double to consume itself?

Marissa Perel is an artist and writer based in New York. She works across the disciplines of performance, dance, video, sound, poetry and criticism. Perel is interested in drawing from the polemics of identity and representation to create compositional models for performance and installation. Her recent evening-length performance More Than Just a Piece of Sky, was co-presented at The Chocolate Factory Theater with the Queer New York International Arts Festival. Her work has been described as “explor[ing] the transformative potential of flesh, conjuring a cryptically alluring world that commands the gallery space” [Hyperallergic]. Perel’s chapbook of experimental prose, Angry Ocean 1-10, is published by Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs.

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6:00 PM18:00

Nothing Will Be Lost: Artist Talk

Please join us for an artist talk with the artists featured in Nothing Will Be Lost, a group exhibition on view at Peninsula Art Space through February 1st, 2015. Izabela Gola, Robyn Hasty, James Reddington, and Corey Riddell will discuss their practice in conversation exhibition curator Marion Guiraud and art historian Alan Longino.

Alan Longino is an art historian and writer, continuing his graduate studies in art history at Hunter College. He is currently working on a show, to open at Peninsula Art Space, concerning the moon, the trauma unto identity transformation, and the mytho-historic identifications between the moon and a body.

More information on the artists and exhibition here.

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Artist Talk and Closing Reception: Amy Bay, Molly Herman, Meg Lipke

Please join us for an artist talk on the occasion of the closing reception of Somewhat Slightly, a three-person exhibition featuring Amy Bay, Molly Herman, and Meg Lipke. All three artists will be present to discuss their work and the show, which developed out of conversations between the artists about their practices over the years. Somewhat Slightly is on view through Sunday, November 23rd. 

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Readings from the Oblique Archive

Peninsula Art Space is pleased to present Readings from the Oblique Archive, organized in conjunction with Francesca Capone's solo exhibition, Oblique Archive, on view through October 5th. 

In this series of readings by artists and poets invited by Capone and the curator of the exhibition, Rachel Valinsky, Capone activates the source texts employed in her works, which have been digitally scanned and manipulated into illegibility. 

Isidore Isou by Kit Schluter
Lorine Niedecker by Erica Baum
Aram Saroyan by Juan Antonio Olivares 
Yoko Ono by Charity Coleman
Gertrude Stein by Trisha Low 
Augusto de Campos by Matt Longabucco
Leslie Scalapino by Lucy Ives
Jenny Holzer by Sarah Gerard
Louis Zukofsky by Abraham Adams
John Cage by Ian Hatcher

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Reading: Fama, Jackson, not_I, Peck

Reading by Ben Fama, Lanny Jordan Jackson, not_I, and Corwin Peck

Ben Fama 
is the author of Fantasy (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), Mall Witch (Wonder, 2012), and the chapbook Cool Memories (Spork Books, 2013). He lives in New York City.

Lanny Jordan Jackson
 is an artist whose work circumscribes poetry, performance, filmmaking and the 'occasional' object or two. Current pieces can be viewed online in The Claudius App and in print in P-Queue.

Ana Božičević is the author Stars of the Night Commute (2009) and Rise in the Fall, one of Publishers Weekly's top five in poetry for 2013. She teaches and studies poetics at the City University of New York, where she has lived since moving from Croatia in '97. Sophia Le Fraga is the author of I DON'T WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE INTERNET (2012), I R L, YOU RL (2013) and L O V E S O N G (2014). Her work has been exhibited and performed throughout the US and Europe. They perform as a poetry duo called not_I. 

Corwin Peck is a writer and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. His work examines and engages physical relationships with everyday technology, text and their dissemination through the Internet. He is the author of the chapbook Papers (Particular Press 2008) and has appeared in Slightly West and Upstairs at Duroc.

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Gertrude Salon: Closing Reception and Walk Through

Peninsula Art Space would like to invite you to a closing reception and curatorial walkthrough of Vanessa Hodgkinson's solo exhibition, P R E I M A G E. 

The event will feature Pommery champagne and pastries from Baked. 

Vanessa Hodgkinson is a London-based artist interested in conceptual and structural frameworks that reinforce her process of communicating ideas through painting. The works brought together at in her first solo exhibition in New York investigate the space just before an image develops, be it in printing, Photoshop or filmmaking. 

Hodgkinson playfully links industry terminology with visual signs that mask the figurative and enable the viewer to conceptualize the subject through memory and narrative imagination. The works align into a constellation of events that mark our current condition of political distrust, cultural paranoia and the quasi-surveillance state with particular references to drone warfare, war imagery, photomontage, fantasy storytelling and cultural misrepresentations.

Independent curator, Julie Solovyeva, will lead a special tour and discussion of the exhibition within the context of hyper-media and fast-paced technological innovation.

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7:30 PM19:30

Apophany 001: Adams, Ives, Klane / Into the Monochrome Closing Reception

Reading by Abraham Adams, Matthew Klane, and Lucy Ives, celebrating new books by Klane (CHE) and Ives (NINETIES) and the closing of Into the Monochrome, No Empty Square curated by Rachel Valinsky with art by Max Basch, Samuel Draxler, Myles Dunigan, Lindsey Filowitz, Rin Johnson, Sarah Lipman, Lynnette Miranda, Corwin Peck, Sara Grace Powell, Emma Quaytman, Alyssa Rapp, Lara Saget, and Sean Zhuraw. 

Free copies of Epiphany Magazine, with poems by Ives, Macgregor Card, Lewis E. Freedman, Ishmael Klein, Bianca Stone, etc. will be distributed. 


Abraham Adams is an Editor at Ugly Duckling Presse, Associate Editor at Zone Books, and he directs Publishers for Demographic Transparency.

 Lucy Ives is a Deputy Editor at Triple Canopy. She is the author of Anamnesis (Slope Editions, 2009), My Thousand Novel  (Cosa Nostra Editions, 2009), Novel (Projective Industries, 2012), and Nineties (Tea Party Republicans Press, 2013). Her book, Orange Roses is forthcoming September 2013 from Ahsahta. See:

Matthew Klane is co-editor at Film Forum Press. His books include B  (Stockport Flats, 2008), and Che  (Stockport Flats, 2013). He currently lives and writes in Albany, where he co-curates the Yes! Poetry & Performance Series and teaches at the Sage Colleges. See:



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