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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.
PHOTO SET by Alex Barber
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Performance Art. Performance Artists:
by kelly alison PART 1
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.
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