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Previz #61 - Like a Prayer

Posted on March 15, 2012 at 1:32am 0 Comments

I hurt a friend this week, and have decided to try to make amends to those my big mouth has hurt in the past 3 years by being silent for 2 hours. I think this should be early. Like 6am. When the day is fresh. Dawn. Sunrise. When the day is filled, once more, with possibilities. The Egyptian Sun Goddess, Nut, used to swallow the sun every evening, digest it through the night, and give birth to the sun once again each morning.

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Previz #60 - Public Documents

Posted on March 13, 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments

If Jeff Jarvis’ book Public Parts and Mary Kelly’s Postpartum Document collided at a busy Midtown Manhattan intersection, would the resulting mashup be Public Documents?

In this virtual performance I enter an empty gallery, stage, or public space that is bare, save for a single pedestal with 100 documents on it. My own birth certificate. My marriage license. My daughter's birth certificate. All of it. After a time I take the first sheet, crumple it into a loose ball, and drop it to the floor. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Eventually “public documents” are scattered throughout the space of the gallery and the visitors who occupy it. I exit.

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Feeding at the Tumblr Trough

Posted on March 11, 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

CYBERSPACE, 11 March – in a world of 7 billion souls, is it reasonable, is it possible at all, to expect to have “unique” ideas? To be “creative?” When the Art History PhD’s helming MOMA or the Tate or the global culture institution of your choice “reblog” 20th centuriers like Jackson Pollock or 21st centurions like Mike Kelley, the trough they semi-communally feed at may be a different one than the trough of internet memes that peeps like Tumblr users reblog from, yet aren’t prestigious museum curators and ordinary public Tumblrers each reblogging from their own parallel troughs?

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Where is Public Space?

Posted on February 29, 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

From CAA Panels in Los Angeles on Saturday:

Maureen Connor and Ed Woodham

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At 5:36pm on March 22, 2012, Nebahat Erpolat said…

Hi Venessa, Thankyou for your comment & taking interest in my current work 'Cultural Memory' In this research work, I use the theory of episodic memory to recreate with objects and space a photograph from my childhood memory. I am waiting for the video files and once I received that will update my website and post you the link.

Best with your wonderfully fascinating work in the areas of identity, corporeality :)

At 3:51pm on March 3, 2012, Ed Woodham said…

Hi Venessa,

Here ya go:

There are vast barren spaces in our urban and suburban environments that go largely unnoticed: empty lots, asphalt deserts, concrete caverns, and paved territories beneath overpasses in the periphery of our collective gaze, where pedestrians rarely venture. These spaces are the open terrain we call ‘Un-Space Ground,' which beckon for enlivened activity in this time of occupation.

At 10:20am on March 2, 2012, Vanessa Blaylock said…

Hi Kyuja, hi Jos! Thanks for your comments. I joined this site some time ago, but I've never really had a chance to be active here. It does seem like a fantastic place for people interested in Performance Art to meet, interact, share ideas, perhaps collaborate as well.

We should "do virtual lunch" sometime! As in, meet up here for a chat / conversation. It might be fun to try it in the "Main Room" so if anyone else is on CPN at the time they can chime in.

Thanks so much for being in touch - hope to chat soon!

At 3:25pm on March 1, 2012, Jos Rosier said…

Well, there's more where this came from. Like to keep in touch... not too many people in Holland in the performance art 'business'.



At 1:34pm on March 1, 2012, Kyuja Bae said…

Hi Vaneeesa,

Thank you for your friend request and your comment on my project:)

Yes we do have video and I will share it with you on this website as soon as I get it from the person who took video and edited it.


Your sounds very interesting to me. I am also very into the issue of identity and individuality as well as corporeality.

Including of 'Maze of My Skull', most of my works deal about the issue of identity and individuality. 


Iam excited to get to know you and your works better:)





At 2:49pm on February 29, 2012, Vanessa Blaylock said…

Hi everyone! Thanks for visiting! What's on your mind?? :)

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My work investigates the nature of identity, the myth of individuality, and the destiny of corporeality in the 21st century.

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