Results filed under: performance art -- women

Untitled Performance

Work is a performance in which Labreque wears a pink jump-suit and uses pre-recorded voice, wooden letters, and other makeshift instruments to make music. The



“COSMOSQUAW” is a programmed performance as part of the 5-day festival called “Re-Inventing the Diva” co-produced by exhibitions and media art at Western Front and curated by


Tales for a New World, The Short Tale of Little Lizzie Borden, The Headless Woman

The following text is taken from Front Magazine, vol. IX, no. 3, p. 6, Jan/Feb 1998:

“What happens when the Lone Ranger takes off the mask? When the fabric slips and rips and shifts? What happens when the mask falls, leaving her naked between the bridge and the brow?

Well, it turns Tonto on. Tonto, who’s not Tonto yet. Tonto, the butchest woman of the Sierra Madre, who left her mixed Chicano/Pueblo parents behind to throw tomahawks in a circus side-show. Tonto, who can eat glass, swallow fire, and grow a beard to boot, who does so with pleasure, and was in fact doing just that when the circus got busted. When the stranger rode into town, white horse flesh between thighs, hat and belt worn low. The Lonely Ranger. Here to expose the grift, the graft, the ballyhoo, all the while holding tight her own secret, her own illusion, while laying bare the evil of tricks and trickery, the un-American nature of games of chance. “You have to work hard to get nothing. You can’t just get nothing for nothing easy.”

Except Tonto, who wasn’t Tonto yet. Tonto was easy.” – from The Lesbian Love Story of The Lone Ranger and Tonto.

– Artist in Residence 31/01/1998

Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan will be at the Western Front Jan. 9-31, editing their half-hour tape, “The Headless Woman.” They will also be performing a selection from “Tales of The New World,” an on-going body of oral work, on Jan. 31. “Tales of The New World” insert our sexual selves into the myths of Americana.


Cabeza Abajo (Head Down)

Work is a single channel video production. Bruguera’s performance involved walking on top of a crowd of people who were lying on the floor surrounded



Entry from Acts of Transfer: Duration: 39 min 48 sec Original Format:  ¾” Umatic In the 1994 work, Sa, artist Dana Claxton builds an autobiographical performance


Body Movement Workshop

The following text is taken from Front Magazine, vol. V, no. 4, p. 8, March/April 1994: Tari Ito is a Tokyo-based performance artist. She has performed in


Pandora’s Books

The following text is taken from Front Magazine, vol. V, no. 3, p. 8, January/February 1994: Pandora’s Books will combine slides and performance to create a live silent