SAT 06.01 @ 7PM
“BARGAIN BASEMENT SOVEREIGN”
with KAITLYN HELENE SASS & DIANDRA MILLER
RP13 photos by ARJUNA CAPULONG, more on flickr
Hair & Makeup for RAPID PULSE performance
by MARK BAZANT
Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz (US) is an award winning interdisciplinary artist exhibited in Egypt, Brazil, Australia, Los Angeles, among others. 2012 Creative Capital Grant finalist; 2011 UCF’s Keeper of the Creed Award in Creativity, MFA 2008 Rutgers University, Ralph Bunche Fellow, AAS 1998 Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, 2012 Atlantic Center of the Arts Fellow, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 2002; Selected exhibitions include: Manifesta 8: Spain, American Chambers: South Korea, Project 35, Performa 05 Biennial: NYC; She’s currently an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Central Florida.
“Bargain Basement Sovereign” was born from an argument with a former lover. A nasty one, where I was bashed while being called his Queen… i responded… Im your Bargain Basement Sovereign … I rule for Less…. the relationship ended, but the idea haunted me… the lack of accountability to those you regard the highest in your life. Parents. Siblings. Lovers. Those are the ones we usually dump most of our trash on… with impunity… because we can. Big Love allows room for forgiveness of vile, sometimes inexplicably cruel dumping… mainly because we are spared the fallout. We purge our sins, castigate those we care for indiscriminately, more often than not, absentmindedly. In this performance, I aim to revert implication back to the viewers as both they, and I are very aware of the trash gifts they bear.
ARAHMAIANI (INDONESIA) | ANDREW BARCO (US) | ANNA BERNDTSON (SWEDEN/GERMANY) | WAFAA BILAL (IRAQ/US) | JEFFERY BYRD (US) | PATE CONAWAY (US) | JESS DOBKIN (CANADA) | ZACKARY DRUCKER (US) | ARIANNA FERRARI (ITALY) | FRANCESCA FINI (ITALY) | BEVERLY FRE$H (US) | ANNA FELICITY FRIEDMAN (US) | ARTI GRABOWSKI (POLAND) | FAUSTO GRACIA (MEXICO) | ALLISON HALTER (US/GERMANY) | SARA HOLWERDA (US) | ELANA KATZ (US/GERMANY) | ELENA KATSULIS & ERIN PEISERT (US) | JOSHUA KENT (US) | MEHDI-GEORGES LAHLOU (BELGIUM) | CARLOS SALAZAR LERMONT (VENEZUELA) | MILLER & SHELLABARGER (US) | ŞÜKRAN MORAL (TURKEY) | MOTHERGIRL (US) | BORIS NIESLONY (GERMANY) | WANDA RAIMUNDI-ORTIZ (US) | JEFFERSON PINDER (US) | EMILIO ROJAS (MEXICO/CANADA) | KAMBUI OLUJIMI (US) | ROOMS (US) | FERESHTEH TOOSI (US) | ALICE VOGLER (US) | DOLORES WILBER + SARAH WILBER (US) | JULIE WILLS (US) | ZIERLE & CARTER (UK)