(MIAMI, FL — March 19, 2021) — Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is pleased to present Performance 4 Ways: MY BODY, MY RULES, a daylong series of interdisciplinary performances around the group exhibition MY BODY, MY RULES, organized by PAMM Associate Curator Jennifer Inacio, on March 27, 2021. Artists Yanira Collado, Coralina Rodriguez Meyer, Sandra Vivas, and Poorgrrrl will present performances, activations, and a video throughout the day, which can be experienced safely distanced and with a mask in person at the museum or virtually on YouTube Live or Zoom.
The performances will highlight four artists’ interpretation and expansion of exhibition themes that include women’s authority, power over their own experiences, and mainstream ideals imposed on the image of the female body, while highlighting the power of various performance formats to make this message clear. The event will feature a short performance on video by Poorgrrl, an interactive installation that examines women’s sexuality in Dominican folklore by Yanira Collado, a conversation with Jennifer Inacio, Coralina Rodriguez Meyer, and Sandra Vivas moderated by PAMM Director of Education Marie Vickles, a site-specific performance choreographed and performed by artist Sandra Vivas that aims to reinvent the mythical figure of the free-spirited Carmen, and Stitch n Bitch (Crip), a discussion and workshop by Coralina Rodriguez Meyer.
More information about the event can be found on PAMM’s website. RSVP for the performances here.
Film: Side A by Poorgrrrl on loop in the Auditorium
A song about longing and missed opportunities Side-A is performed and recorded live for this video. The studio recording can only be found on vinyl through Miami-based [NAME] Publications. Performed live by Tara Long and directed by Cristine Brache, the video is an unraveling of fetishized feminine narratives as depicted in mainstream media. An early game show rewarding the most pitiful story, a race for the best consumer, and a crooning mistress from what seems like another time come together in a dreamy montage revealing both the familiarity and toxicity of nostalgic notions of what it means or looks like to be ‘a woman’. Performed live. Studio version available through [NAME] Publications, Miami, FL.
Interactive Installation: Zafa: Preserving the Oral History by Yanira Collado on the Terrace
Zafa: Preserving the Oral History is an ongoing multi-faceted project documenting and preserving Dominican folklore through the oral tradition. Both the Dominican Brujas and Las Ciguapas are myths that help perpetuate social structures that classify women’s sexuality or reposeful independence as inherently evil and otherworldliness. The temporary installation addresses these themes and is accompanied by an audio and visual account of these folkloric histories. Zafa: Preserving the Oral History is funded by The Ellies, Miami’s visual arts awards, presented by Oolite Arts.
Artists in Conversation: Jennifer Inacio, Coralina Rodriguez Meyer, and Sandra Vivas moderated by Marie Vickles on the Terrace and on YouTube Live
Join artists Coralina Rodriguez Meyer and Sandra Vivas and exhibition curator Jennifer Inacio for a lively conversation about their artistic practice, women’s authority and power, and mainstream ideals of the female body. Moderated by PAMM Director of Education Marie Vickles.
Performance: After Carmen by Sandra Vivas on the Terrace and on YouTube Live
After Carmen is a site-specific performance choreographed and performed by artist Sandra Vivas that aims to reinvent the mythical figure of the free-spirited Carmen. The performance and costume use images taken from Carnival practices in the Caribbean, European Dance Maccabres, and illustrations of doctors during the Plague in the Middle Ages.
Discussion and Workshop: Stitch n Bitch (Crip) by Coralina Rodriguez Meyer on the Terrace and on Zoom Webinar
Stitch n Bitch (Crip) invites the audience to perform their citizenship in art therapy, Arpillera making salon with local and national disability justice leaders. Artist Coralina Rodriguez Meyer hosts a two-hour quilt-making and solidarity-building session with participants featuring guest speakers Victoria Dugger, Oaklee, Jaklin Romine, and the Disability Independence Group where movement leaders are model citizens sharing their resistance practices, survival strategies, and coalition-building efforts in our intersectional community. Participants create a new Cunt Quilt arpillera during the interactive discussion. Quilters learn democratic debate in community organizing from speakers whose direct-action work dismantles structural violence within and beyond institutions, professions, and intimate social settings. Spanning public policy, navigating ableism, and mutual aid during the pandemic; the hosts lead a layered discussion about how mental, physical, and civic health is central to the survival of disabled people.
The Film and Interactive Installation can be experienced safely distanced and with a mask in person at the museum. The Artists in Conversation and After Carmen Performance can be experienced safely distanced and with a mask in person at the museum or virtually on YouTube Live. The Discussion and Workshop can be experienced safely distanced and with a mask in person or on Zoom Webinar.
Please visit PAMM’s website here for more information and updates.
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), led by Director Franklin Sirmans, promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture, and design, and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. The 36-year-old South Florida institution, formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, on December 4, 2013 in Downtown Miami’s Maurice A. Ferré Park. The facility is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming and features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with flexible galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab, and classroom spaces.