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    Thursday
    Oct032019

    Let's Take a Walk #39 9/20th & #40 9/21st

    Let's Take a Walk #39
    On Friday September 20th Greta Thunberg will be leading a Global Climate Strike and demonstration in New York City at Foley Square starting at noon, followed by a rally and march to Battery Park. I'll be on site and  at 1pm (EST) will broadcast via Twitter a moment and gathered impressions of this powerful and very important movement. The 1.1 million students in the city’s public schools have even been excused to join the strike. And it’s not just young people joining in. In Sweden, a group of senior citizens called Greta Gamilingar (Greta’s oldies) is participating.
    Let's Take a Walk #40
    On Saturday September 21st I will follow the artist Pope.L's Conquest, as he and 140 participants will crawl through the street of Greenwich village.At 11am I will broadcast via Twitter a short moment of this inspired project. Visit Public Art Fund for more information.

    For those of you new to Let's Take a Walk here is a short description of this project I started in March 2010.

    Let’s Take a Walk

    LTAW is a worldwide walk I lead using Twitter to guide a shared journey, walking together apart. As I take a left turn,for example, participants from anywhere in the world also turn left. Together, though apart, we’ll journey along creating a similar foot print on different soil. On site, sometimes alone, sometimes assisted by a Town Crier, a Tweet Master, and a Drummer, the public and passer by are invited to join in. During the walk, I ask questions about social topics, prompting dialogues, inviting participants to sing a song, say something nice to someone, etc. We film and photograph our journeys, which I compile later into an installation that includes costumes and props used during the walk along with sound, photographs and videos, showing the experience of our group walking in different places yet moving in sync. So far there have been 38 walks; each is a shared moment—a step towards peace. 
    Please visit the LTAW blog to learn more.
    As always I thank you for your participation.Marie Christine 

    Sunday
    May192019

    Hangers101 & A Litany of Hashtags at Local Project June 15th

    Dear Friends and Supporters

    I am please to  present the performance Hangers 101 & A Litany of Hashtags as part of 
    Back to the Future with performances curated by Matti Havens 
    June 15th at 7pm
    At Local Project, 11-27th 44th Rd 
    Long Island City, Queens 

    Hangers 101 & A Litany of Hashtagsan interdisciplinary, participatory project based on the current political/social climate. 
    Phase one began on the first day of the new administration. For 100 days I create sculptural elements from hangers and other material, inspired, in part, by the news of the day. 
    In the studio or out in the street, I made a daily visual gesture and invited participants to pose with or add to the sculptures while asking their thoughts on the current state of affairs. 
    These thoughts are translated into hashtags, such as #climatechange #womensrighttochoose, #agaistthewall #peace among others and are shared via Instagram @mcayer27 
    as photography accompanied by hashtags. 
    Phase two of Hangers 101 took place at the Glasshouse Neo-Domesticity Performance Art Festival with “A Litany of Hashtags” which premiers at the 11th hour of my 12 hours action as well as 
    during the Bergen Art Festival in Norway and the New York Studio School exhibition. 

    The performance, 
    A Litany of Hashtags includes a monologue created from a selection of responses participants gave me regarding their thoughts and feelings about what is happening around us and in the world.

    Back to the Future is an evening of performance art at Local Project. It will celebrate our potential and also address our concerns for the future while looking back at our past. 
    This project is part of Local Project's Emerging Curators Program 2019.
    Thank you for your continuous support 
    Marie Christine 

     

    Thursday
    Sep132018

    Hangers101 & A Litany of Hashtags at NYSS 

    Dear Friends thank you for your participation either on site or via Instagram in X Marks the Spot: Women of the New York Studio School, to see Hangers 101 & A Litany of Hashtags hashtags images go to Instagram @mcayer27  

    Hangers 101 & A Litany of Hashtags, by Marie Christine Katz, with contributions for the NYSS show by Robert James Anderson, Marija Kovacevic, Daniel Allen Nelson and Nicolas Norena.

    Hangers 101 is an interactive project that shares thoughts, opinions and perspectives on what is happening around us and in the world through photography, social media and installations. These sentiments are gathered from participants in the street, the studio and art spaces, which are shared virtually as images and hashtags. The performance element, A Litany of Hashtags, is inspired by these interactions with participants. Performances artifacts becomes part of an ever growing installation.
    The X Marks the Spot: Women of the New York Studio School exhibition, was curated by Malado Baldwin and Maya Ibar,was presented by the NYSS and the NYSS Alumni Association. 
    Best wishes
    Marie Christine

     

    Thursday
    Jul192018

    Hangers101 & A Litany of Hashtags at NYSS on 7/25

    Dear Friends, 

    Please join us for the opening reception of X Marks the Spot: Women of the New York Studio School,                                                                                                      Wednesday July 25th from 6pm to 8pm. 
    I will be performing Hangers 101: A Litany of Hashtags (specific time tbd) and will be collecting hashtags and posting photos on Instagram @mcayer27 throughout the opening reception. 

    Hangers 101 and A Litany of Hashtags, by Marie Christine Katz, with contributions for the NYSS show by Robert James Anderson,       Marija Kovacevic, Daniel Allen Nelson and Nicolas Norena.

    Hangers 101 is an interactive project that shares thoughts, opinions and perspectives on what is happening around us and in the world through photography, social media and installations. These sentiments are gathered from participants in the street and in the studio, which are shared virtually as hashtags. The performance element, A Litany of Hashtags, is inspired by these interactions with participants. 

    The X Marks the Spot: Women of the New York Studio School exhibition, curated by Malado Baldwin and Maya Ibar, is presented by the NYSS and the NYSS Alumni Association. The exhibition runs from July 23rd - August 6th at 8 West 8th Street. For the names of participating artists and additional details, please see the pdf below.
    Thank you for your support and I hope to see you there!
    Best wishes
    Marie Christine

     

    Friday
    Dec012017

    Let's Take a Walk #37 from Nicosia 12/10/17

    I am delighted to perform Let's Take a Walk #37 in Nicosia, Cyprus as part of the Urban Emptiness Performance Festival's collaborative Library of Walks curated by Sophia Hadjipapa & Geert Vermeire. 

     You can be part of Lets Take a Walk and the Festival from anywhere in the world. Just join in via Twitter @mcayer on December 10th at 5 pm (Time in Nicosia) 10am (NYC/EST). We will be walking together although apart.

     LTAW #37 will explore the urban atmosphere of Nicosia and investigate how we interact with its environment and each other through shared walks, a step toward understanding, compassion and peace.

    Performance Artifacts will be exhibited at Dance House Lefkosia and Municipal Market (Old Market) Nicosia through December 16th.

    Please follow me on Twitter @mcayer  for live updates in the week leading up to the walk. 

    Thank you for you continuous support and participation.
    Best wishes 

    Marie Christine