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    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

    Sunday
    Jun182017

    Performing at The Glasshouse June 22nd 9am to 9pm

    Dear friends

    I am delighted to perform Hangers 101, A Litany of Hashtags: a 12 hour performance on June 22nd from 9am to 9pm with a specific intervention/action 8pm during the Neo-Domesticity Performance Art Festival 

    Hangers 101, A Litany of Hashtags: a participatory performance based of the interdisciplinary project, Hangers 101. I perform monologues inspired by hashtags gathered from participants that sum up their perspectives and feelings about current social and political events in a few words. A Litany of Hashtags compiles and shares a wide range of opinions, concerns and hopes, aiming to create positive, alternative dialogue about important issues that affect us all. See @mcayer27 on Instagram 

    Hangers 101 is a participatory performance, installation and Instagram project that began as a reaction to and during the first 100 days of the new administration. Making a daily visual gesture using mainly wire hangers and other domestic materials. Speaking most often in a positive note, spreading words such as peace, understanding etc addressing human rights in general with specificity guided depending what is on the news. At time the feelings of fears and angers are spoken of, how can we not? This exploration takes place both within the studio and in various public locations. Sometimes passersby and participants pose with the installation, growing the visual element adding to the conversation. During these interactions, participants share their thoughts and concerns in relation to current events. I gather snippets of their perspective and experiences to share on Instagram with hashtags such as #peace #climatechange #fear #womensrighttochoose #travelersincantation.  

    The Glasshouse is located 246 UNION AVENUE, BROOKLYN                                                                                                                          To participate from afar please send # and images mariechristine@mindspring.com

     
          
       

    Tuesday
    Apr182017

    Hangers101 

    Hangers 101 is a participatory performance, installation and Instagram project that began as a reaction to and during the first 100 days of the new administration I make a daily visual gesture speaking most often in a positive note, spreading words such as peace, understanding etc. We address human rights in general with specificity guided depending what is on the news. At time the feelings of fears and angers are spoken of, how can we not?                                                                                                                                           Hangers 101 is centered around an installation created mainly with hangers and other materials that grows and changes daily. This exploration takes place both within the studio and in various public locations. Sometimes passersby and participants pose with the installation, growing the visual element adding to the conversation. During these interactions, participants share their thoughts about current events around us. I gather snippets of their perspective and experiences to share via @mcayer27 on Instagram with hashtags such as #peace #climatechange #womensrighttochoose and other words that participants think of in relation to what is happening in the US and the world.

    Please follow my Instagram account mcayer27 to see images and hashtag text. New images are posted daily. If you are inclined to add your thoughts on what is happening now you are welcome to send me # and images via contact me

     

     

     

    Wednesday
    Apr052017

    Moments #3

    Moments #3 was created with the participation of gallery visitors, over five days of an exhibition.
    Five silver wires, one for each day of the exhibition, are stretched across two wall representing a timeline that is segmented into four seasons across multiple years.

    Participants pick a hand-made bead while thinking of a meaningful moment in their life. They write the date and story of that moment in my journal, together we place the bead on the timeline.

     All of the beads on the timeline become musical notes, the five wires representing a musical staff.

    In performance, the monologue is inspired by the stories behind each bead and a musical element is composed of the notes the beads create on the musical staff.

    Moments #3 is an artifact of the closing performance. I am accompanied by Marija Kovacevic on violin and Lisa Ingram as The Fabulous Assistant, aiding me in de-installing (transforming) the work during the performance.

    Thursday
    Feb092017

    Your Story at Ivy Brown Gallery

    Work by Angelica Bergamini, Marie Christine Katz and Laura Mega                                                                                                    Ivy Brown Gallery · 675 Hudson Street 4th floor  

         Tuesday February 21st 6pm to 8pm Performance by Marie Christine Katz @7pm

    “Moments #3” is an installation created from conversations with gallery visitors to the exhibition marking meaningful moments in their life. From this I create wire layers symbolizing time, and events marked by a hand-made bead that the gallery visitor chooses. On closing night, I will perform a new work directly informed by these interactions.  

    The  Moments #3 installation will be raffled off on closing night.                                                                                   (absented winner will be notified via e mail)                                                                                                                                                                

    What bead would you pick to mark your Moment?