Hillyer Art Space

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Where  | Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court, NW,
Washington, DC 20008

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Celebrate the season with Soapbox! Please join us on Thursday, December 13 7-9pm for performances by Eames Armstrong, Monica Jahan Bose, and Bryana Siobhan. As curator of Soapbox and a performance writer, Eames Armstrong will present a slideshow lecture of performance from Art Basel Miami Beach and surrounding fairs, with observations on the implications of talking about performance. Monica Jahan Bose, a DC-based Bangladeshi-American artist will perform Indelible Scent the week before at Art Asia Miami, and again at Hillyer Art Space for Soapbox. Indelible Scent is an installation and performance that blurs boundaries between public and private space, speaks to love, longing, and loss, and questions the traditional role of women as passive and chaste. Bryana Siobhan, a senior at Corcoran College of Art + Design, will perform Center of Five, a ritual and repetitive work that explores personal memory and mental barriers within a constantly changing society. Holiday sweaters or Miami inspired attire encouraged, festive cookies welcome.

Monica's piece will begin at 7 and finish before 9. Eames will giver her lecture at 7:20, and Bryana will perform at 8. $10 suggested donation.

Give the gift of Soapbox! Donations of $30 or more will receive a photo documentation print from any past Soapbox performance. As the year comes to a close, we need your help to keep Soapbox going strong through 2013.

Eames Armstrong is an interdisciplinary artist and the performance art coordinator at Hillyer Art Space. At the cross roads of curating, performing, and reporting, and as an extension of covering performance in Miami for Performa Magazine, Eames will present her experience in Miami to Soapbox. A dynamic art critic, she discovered Comceptual Art earlier this year, and has theorized it extensively.

Monica Jahan Bose: My paintings, works on paper, and installations are symbolic narratives, embodying the fragmented nature of our contemporary world. I am Bangladeshi and American, an artist, lawyer, mother, and activist, rooted in the West and East, inhabiting many worlds. My work is often autobiographical, responding to the world I experience.
My work addresses my own multi-faceted identity, religious fundamentalism, gender politics, female sexuality, and climate change. The sari blouse and sari are recurring recurring symbols in my work, standing-in for me, the female body, and women's place in the world.

Bryana Siobhan: Born in Panama City, Florida; Emerging artist Bryana Siobhan is BFA student at the Corcoran College Art and Design. She is currently working on her Senior Thesis project, which will be on exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in May of 2013.
After working in mixed media for the past 8 years, she has shifted her attention to performance art. Incorporating sound, paint, found objects, and video into her performative works, Bryana looks to highlight the fragility and ephemerality of relationships, the human psyche as it relates to mental illness and social interactions on both a global and personal level.

SOAPBOX is a performance art series at Hillyer Art Space. A platform for performance, SOAPBOX is a unique place and space for emerging and established artists to complete experimental time and body-based projects.

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