Subdivision Performance: Amanda Bowles and Erin Hayden
March 3 at 7 p.m.
Amanda Bowles’ site-specific installation includes a custom wall painting, blinking sculptures, and, most importantly, a wall-hung electronic tablet. During the scheduled gallery opening, Bowles will “inhabit” the tablet via Facetime, performing as a “live photo” portrait. The structure itself will be modified by the addition of a mirror that will aid in extending and contracting perceived space between the performer and the viewer.
Erin Hayden will present Pretty Feelings, a performance event where poetry will be read aloud while Hayden interacts with willing participants, painting their nails and toes as well as her own. Her structure in Subdivision will act as a backdrop for this event—a home covered in images of sparkling toes. An accompanying video component reveals friendships with attitudes and diaristic texts.