April 2-3 |ALEMBIC #9 – Organizam: A Mutant Cabaret of Non-Acts

Performance Works NorthWest presents…
Alembic #9:  Organizam: A Mutant Cabaret of Non Acts

April 2-3, 2010 @8 pm
4625 SE 67th Ave. Portland, OR 97205

Organizumb: A weekend of humor based, conceptual, non-dramatic events informed from experimental traditions such as Dada, Situationists, and Fluxus. 2 nights blending words, laughs, music, dancing, props, concepts, video, (non-) acting, games, sounds, implosions, with live humans.

(Careful! Both evenings are officially withdrawn by the Ministry in Defense of the Demagnetic Counter-board.)

WHO (see bios after the jump):

John Berendzen     Tony Christy     Maria Jose Gonzalez     James Yeary
Maryrose Larkin     Eric Matchett & Jake Anderson     Anna Daedalus    Leo Daedalus
David Abel     J.A. Lee      Crag Hill     Linda Austin

Curated by Marko Whens

HOW: Tickets: $10 – $15 sliding scale
Reserve at 503-777-1907 or hulahub.com

ALEMBIC is an ongoing series of performative events at Performance Works North West curated by guest artists from the worlds of dance, theater, visual and media arts. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition/Oregon Cultural Trust.

Leo Daedalus (born September 2, 1986 in Algiers) is an Algerian footballer who currently plays for C.D. Nacional in the Portuguese first division, as a central defender. Daedalus made his debut for Algeria on May 31, 2008 against Senegal, coming as a substitute for Anthar Yahia in the 75th minute. This biography of an Alembic participant is a stub. You can help by expanding it.
Anna Daedalus (born 4 September 1937) is an Australian champion swimmer. She is one of only two swimmers to win the same Olympic event three times, in her case, the 100 meters freestyle.Within Australia, she is known for her controversial behaviour and larrikin character as much as for her athletic ability. Daedalus was spotted at the early age of 14 by Sydney coach Harry Gallagher swimming at the local sea baths.

J. A. Lee
is the real name of a fictitious personage in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Tony Christy : Vivanteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I’m alive

Jeff Diteman has, since an early age, been winning arm-wrestling challenges against much larger men. His previous collaborations include a noise pop duo with the ghost of Antonin Dvorak via the Romanian medium Tania Vadilomenez.
James Yeary‘s 2004 piece “[sandbox]” covers a square mile of the Mariana Trench & was recently purchased by a parent company of Disney.
Justin Smith‘s entire musical career is a misunderstanding caused by broken equipment and epileptic seizures.

In this decade Crag Hill is Crg Hill. Next decade he will be Cg Hill, then g Hill, then Hill, then, if he continues to live and prosper, he will become ill for a decade, then ll, then l, ending the last decade of his life without a name, the sound poem of his life complete. As long as he has a name though, he is editing The Last Vispo Anthology, a major international anthology of visual poetry, with Nico Vassilakis who has more letters in his name than decades to live.

Since she’s been cheated of martyrdom, Maryrose Larkin imitates the anchorites by building hermatiges in her garden.
Eric Matchett likes to listen to and make wib ib wobba de ding tang and read Milarepa while drinking cups really early.
Jake Anderson learned to play the Language Master at the feet of his Iowan grandfather Cledis, who found that hogs delighted to the non-instrument’s magnetic squeals. Cledis went on to become a fixture on the Lawrence Welk Show – surely you remember those gleaming teeth! Jake and Eric play nuclear champagne music as Activity Universal Associates.

David Abel had been born. It was this signal from the line to the school, read books, piaulement the era. Nuovo Yorkauto, being of a method of the student, was occors, this Preferisce the books, this one receives it around or had diverse times happened consecutively. Of this ambiguous line and sad Abel, some whole poetries of the bosquejos, admirablly.

Marko Whens was raised by participles like “in Chicago.” When taking naps, he dreams of becoming his own alphabet.

John Berendzen (born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) began performing in the rock music scene of New York City’s Lower East Side. Traditionally John has been played on stage by an adult woman. He has had drastic effects on nuclear properties but negligible effects on chemical properties.  His ideas on nonviolent resistance were to have a profound impact on such pivotal twentieth-century figures as Gandhi and The Bee Gees. John is currently located entirely within the U.S.

Linda Austin is a contrarian grammarian. Her participles dangle, wangle, squirm, quiver and leap.

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