Come together for Full of Crop: Performance outside the frame, our fifth annual “back to school” fall mixer featuring an exciting evening of live performance, movement, poetry, and mingling that highlights performance in the internet age. Performers Wo Chan, Alexandra Tatarsky, and Nile Harris each explore the ways that neoliberal politics haunt the framing of personal experience and self-presentation on the internet. Through filters and edits one might achieve that picture-perfect moment, but our performers seek to ask, who and what gets left outside the frame? What haunts the crop? When do #goals make us #ghosts? Full of Crop assembles a myriad of approaches to performance, from clownery to dance, as each performer addresses the desire to be liked, double-clicked, and reposted, on the road to becoming one’s own exploiter.
As the current political moment seeks to exhaust its marginal subjects, we are committed to creating a revitalizing space of solace and laughter as we come together to be unapologetically unphotogenic. We invite our communities to join us for an evening of collective, critical, and absurd celebration of these highly mediated times.
About the Performers
Wo Chan (a.k.a. Pearl Harbor) is a queer poet and drag performance artist living in Brooklyn. They are the author of the chaplet ORDER THE WORLD, MOM (Belladonna), and have received fellowships from the New York Foundation of the Arts, Kundiman, Lambda Literary, and the Asian American Writers Workshop. Wo is standing member of the Brooklyn-based drag/burlesque collective Switch N' Play, and has performed at venues including The Whitney, MOMA PS1, Joe’s Pub, National Sawdust, New York Live Arts, and the Brooklyn Museum. Wo was born in Macau, China, and holds an MFA in Poetry from NYU. Check them out @theillustriouspearl
Nile Harris is an interdisciplinary artist and performer based in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been presented at the Palais de Tokyo, The Watermill Center, Prelude Festival, Dixon Place, Secret Project Robot, and Movement Research at Judson Church. As a performer, he has worked extensively with various artists including Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, 600 HIGHWAYMEN, Bill Shannon, Robert Wilson, Nia Witherspoon, Malcolm Betts, and Miles Greenberg in venues including New York Live Arts, Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Art Center, EMPAC, Danspace Project, Stanford Live, Dublin Theatre Festival, and MESS Festival. He is currently developing a body of performance works entitled ‘The Rise and Fall of the Huxtable Family’ with support of the Dance Your Future: Artist and Mentor Collaborative Residency produced by Pepatián premiering at Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance on November 15 and 16.
Born and raised in NYC, Alexandra Tatarsky makes performances at the unfortunate in-between zone of performance art, comedy, dance-theater and deluded rant — sometimes with songs. Venues include La Mama ETC, MoMA PS1, New Museum, PSNY, The Kitchen, Howl!, Gibney, Skirball, Judson Church and many bars. Writings on spambot lyricism, bootleg t-shirt poetry, and miming as an anti-capitalist gesture can be found in The New Inquiry, Hypocrite Reader, ArtReview Asia, Garlands, Spike, and Folder. Interests include identity construction, humor & the abyss, complicity & self-loathing, meaninglessness, parades, and acrylic nails. Basically, how words and worlds come together and fall apart. They seek the logic of the clown as an antidote to despair and a model of one who keeps trying despite (repeated) failure. www.tar-tar.biz | @shanzhai_lyric