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    Saturday
    Oct212017

    Work in Progress workshop and OCD Chocolate tasting. Novembre 16th 

    Dear Friends

    We are thrilled to invite you to join a workshop Mending & Tasting with OCD Chocolat and  Work in Progress, at the fabulous new OCD Chocolate at 63 E. 4th Street in the East Village on November 16th from 6:30 - 9:30 pm. A special tasting of Sebastian Brecht’s hand-made, artisanal chocolates will fuel our creations, along with wine and refreshments. Tickets are $60 per person. This is a limited space workshop, so please contact me if you would like to attend or give a seat as a gift at mariechristine@mindspring.com  9176916968.

    Works in Progress by Marie Christine Katz is an interactive workshop that breathes new life into cast aside, everyday items. Each participant will bring a piece of clothing, jewelry, token, etc. in some state of disrepair. Instead of simply mending, we will re-imagine and recreate, transforming your once overlooked object into a one-of-a-kind treasure. In an increasingly disposable society, Works in Progress challenges us to look at belongings through a fresh lens, opting to create rather than discard.

    Sebastian Brecht’s art is Chocolate. He has been perfecting his creations for years before opening his shop earlier this year. His chocolates run the spectrum from junky to genteel, from elemental to ingenious, with good taste being the constant. Because art was always important in his life, he also has rotating exhibits on his chocolate shop wall, and includes a small reproduction of the current show in his chocolate boxes.

    Note that I can be commissioned to repair & transform your dameged items as well as creat individualised sculptural elements based on my ongoing projects. A wonderful gift to yourself and loved ones. More can be seen in Moments as well as Work in Progress

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     Thank you so much for all your support; I hope to see you on Thursday November the 16th 

           Marie Christine 

    Monday
    Oct162017

    Bergen, Norway PAB 2017 Follow-up

    Dear friends
    I was delighted to participat in PAB Open Performance Art Festival in Bergen, Norway. I performed
    Hangers 101 & A Litany of Hashtags, a project involving in part individuals’ interaction with wire hangers and yarn and their responses to “How do you feel about what’s happening in the world and around us?” 
    The version of Hangers 101 that was presented in Bergen made it clear that people’s concerns and hopes about the world and what is happening around us are shared no matter where you come from. These thoughts were then turned into hashtags, and have since been shared on Instagram with images of the participants. 
    In conclusion of the two days durational work I performed A Litany of Hashtags, inspired by hashtags gathered from participants.

    To see the results of the project, please visit @mcayer27 on Instagram. 
     

     

     

     



     
          mcayer27 #hangers101#performanceartifact of #litanyofhashtags #backinnyc #metoo
              #bleedinghearts #mybleedingheart #yours #cantignoreanymore #universal

    Friday
    Sep292017

    Hangers 101 & A Litany of Hashtags in Bergen, Norway 

    I am delighted to share that I will be traveling to Bergen, Norway the first week in October to present Hangers 101: A Litany of Hashtags as part of PAB Open Performance Art Event

    Hangers 101 began during the new administration as a daily visual gesture using wire hangers. Participants add to and pose with sculptural elements, sharing their thoughts and concerns about what is going on in the world around us. These thoughts become hashtags and are shared on Instagram. A Litany of Hashtags is the performance element, inspired by hashtags gathered from participants. 

    I will be performing Hangers 101: A Litany of Hashtags October 6 - 7. To follow the project, please see @mcayer27 on Instagram. 

     

     

     
    Friday
    Sep292017

    ReActorOvernight

    Last month Kara Feely, Alessandro Magania and I had an incredible overnight stay at Art Omi ReActor. We spent the night exploring the sculpture from within, measuring the rhythm of movement, balancing, manipulating the flow and standing still. Guided by the structure itself, we created sculptural elements, sounds, spoken words and key movements that inspired a performance the next morning. It was an amazing experience that I'm thrilled to share with you, please follow @reactorovernight on Instagram to see more. 
    Thank you to Alex Schweder, Ward Shelley and the Art Omi team for this opportunity.
    Photo by Ross Willow

     

    Thursday
    Jun292017

    Moments #3 as part of Love Apple Art Space inaugural group exhibition

    I am delighted to share that Moments #3 performance artifacts will be included in Art Work: An Exploration of Labor, the Love Apple Art Space's inaugural exhibition.

    The exhibition, curated by Jennie Lamensdorf, runs July 2nd through October 1st.

    Opening Reception: July 2nd 2pm - 5pm
    The Love Apple Art Space -  1421 Route 9H, Ghent, NY

    Moments #3 Participants share a significant moment from their lives that are represented by a handmade bead, The beads are placed on the timeline, becoming musical notes. Music and stories are incorporated into a performance, the wire and bead installation is transformed through the process. Moments, the installations and the performance, can be commissioned to be personalized and tailored to a specific event, location, object or individual