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Behind the Scenes

We would like to extend very special thanks to all our volunteers: 2012 Creative Directors: Nestor Topchy and Myk Henry, Event Organizers: Kelly Alison and Mariana Lemesoff, Production Management: Jay Mays and Blake Lewis, Photographers: Ben DeSoto, Alex Barber and Steve Patlan, Videographer: Cressandra Thibodeaux, Public Relations: Jonatan Lopez and Julia Wallace, Directors: Nestor Topchy and Myk Henry, Live Streaming: Ted Veins, and Volunteers: Renee Dillenseger, Alex Tu, Jordan Johnson, Ivan Cheesman and the 50+ performers in Rodney Dickson’s piece.

Julia Wallace was part of the Public Relations and Press Team, photo courtesy Alex Barber

Julia Wallace was part of the Public Relations and Press Team, photo courtesy Alex Barber

Rodney Dickson with Jonatan Lopez at DiverseWorks courtesy Alex Barber

Jonatan Lopez, seen here with Rodney Dickson worked with Julia Wallace as our Public Relations / Press Team, photo courtesy Alex Barber

Tina McPherson, Emily Sloan, Sway Youngston, Dena YAnowski, David L. Davis and David McClan Hachitators from panchoandlefty.wordpress.com

Tina McPherson, Emily Sloan, Sway Youngston, Dena YAnowski, David L. Davis and David McClan Hachitators from panchoandlefty.wordpress.com

Mariana Lesemoff, organizer, proprietor AvantGarden seen here with Emilie Dejonckheere in Nestor Topchy's Geometry of Painting, photo courtesy of Herb Melichar

Mariana Lemesoff, organizer, proprietor AvantGarden seen here with Emilie Dejonckheere in Nestor Topchy's Geometry of Painting, photo courtesy of Herb Melichar

Nude Models in Rodney Dickson's F..ked Up Houston, photos courtesy Alex Barber

Nude Models in Rodney Dickson's F..ked Up Houston, photos courtesy Alex Barber

Cressandra Thibodeux at DiverseWorks, photo courtesy of Ben DeSoto

Cressandra Thibodeux at DiverseWorks, photo courtesy of Ben DeSoto

Renee Dillenseger and Malcolm McDonald, photo courtesy of Ben DeSoto

Renee Dillenseger and Malcolm McDonald, photo courtesy of Ben DeSoto

Sabrina Sin, coutesy of Ben DeSoto

Sabrina Sin, coutesy of Ben DeSoto

Stephanie Golden at DiverseWorks, photo courtesy of Ben DeSoto

Stephanie Golden at DiverseWorks, photo courtesy of Ben DeSoto

Ted Viens did all our Video Streaming, photo courtesy Michael E. Johnston

Ted Viens did all our Video Streaming, photo courtesy Michael E. Johnston

ed Viens, Ben DeSoto and Dick Craig, Video Streaming and Photography,  photo courtesy Ben DeSoto

Ted Viens, Ben DeSoto and Dick Craig, Video Streaming and Photography, photo courtesy Ben DeSoto

Kelly Alison, festival organizer and Renee Dillenseger, volunteer at notsuoH, photo courtesy of Ben DeSoto

Kelly Alison, festival organizer and Renee Dillenseger, volunteer at notsuoH, photo courtesy of Ben DeSoto


Artcar Nation | NewsPerm

Artcar Nation | NewsPerm. 2012-03-10 Non Grata are a performance art collective from Estonia who have traveled around the world for over a decade. They were in Houston on Thursday night at Diverse Works, as part of Lone Star Explosion, Houston International Performance Art Biennale 2012. They brought their unique brand of art to life in the parking lot of the theater where they did unspeakable acts to an artcar.


Lone Star Explosion by Alex Barber

 

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PHOTO SET by Alex Barber

Amazing photographs by Houston photographer Alex Barber, we are forever in debt. (Please credit properly if you use for any blogs or publications, or contact Alex for High Res) here


Performance Art. Performance Artists. Part 1

1KA and Orion
1KA and Orion

1KA and Orion

Performance Art. Performance Artists:

by kelly alison PART 1

Orion and Myk at the Hostel courtesy of Gim Gwang Cheol

Orion and Myk at the Hostel courtesy of Gim Gwang Cheol

All Paldrok with Non Grata by Herb Melichar

All Paldrok with Non Grata by Herb Melichar

Al Paldrok with Non Grata stands arms crossed over his chest, with a thin faded yellow cotton robe pulled around him and tied at the waist.  His look says he is wondering  what am I doing in his kitchen.  I’m jotting down notes in my phone while waiting for Orion Maxted (banana, banana)  to shower and take him to find out what demon had bitten him.
Orion’s arm had swollen up to twice the normal size, two clear bites  forming  quarter inch blisters and YIKES !!! Red streaks running up his  arm. I tried to remain calm.

From one clinic to another, I enjoyed talking  to Orion about American politics as we sat in the waiting room and his views somewhat resembling  Asimov’s “psycho history”.  It was much better than revealing my real thoughts of his whole arm rotting off from the dreaded Brown Recluse.  Thank god it was  just an allergic reaction.  Pumped full of steroids and sent on his way.

I looked back up at Al, who had now figured out I was the organizer at hand and he demanded “What about the Car!”  I had been trying to finalize the plans to pick up the Art Car KPFT had donated for Non Grata to destroy.  Al then smiled, a welcome site, and make joke at Orion’s plight. His smile was also for Tija, the beautiful firey roof dancer who was now also in the kitchen. She told a story about a car they once had to rebuild in order to destroy it.

Tija with Non Grata at Diverse Works courtesy of Ben DeSoto

Tija with Non Grata at Diverse Works courtesy of Ben DeSoto


Al and Tija at Diverse Works before courtesy of Gim Gwang Cheol

Al and Tija at Diverse Works before courtesy of Gim Gwang Cheol


Free Press Houston

Feb. 28, 2012


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