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January 30, 2019

Robert Ladislas Derr in Seating Arrangement photo courtesy of the artist.

The next interview in our ExA 2019 series is with Robert Ladislas Derr. Robert brings a much needed and sophisticated sense of humor and humility to his work and the discipline of performance Art.

ExA: Have you ever been to Houston? What do know of it and It's performance art scene?

RLD: The last time I was in Houston was Spring 2005. I have visited many of the galleries and museums including the CAMH, ...

January 24, 2019

The Scraping Shape of the Socially Cyclomythic Womb (2016) Tempting Failure, London, UK. Photo by Julia Bauer

In anticipation of the upcoming festival, Experimental Action 2019, ExA reached out to a couple of the participating artists to give attendees a taste of what's to come. Our first interview is with Esther Neff, who operates across many disciplines as, to quote her website, "performance artist, librettist/director, theorist/thespian, and organizer". 

ExA: Have yo...

January 17, 2019

An artist travels to Houston for a performance art festival. The festival begins and ends. The artist arrives and then leaves. What remains behind? What is taken away? What (if anything) is changed; and where is the art? A philosopher will call this last question an error of category. She might point out the MFAH, the buildings, the Curators or the collections, but she cannot show you the art nor even tell you what it is. Artists cannot answer this question any more than a...

January 2, 2019

The ExA Artist selection committee is thrilled to announce the participants in Experimental Action 2019. The theme of this year's festival is Calculated Risk and the artist that we've selected take risks and push boundaries that challenge our social, political, and emotional status quo.

Our international artists include Roos Hoffman, who conducts public interventions and creates installations that invite the audience to participate in the performance. Schmitt & Schulz...

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