CLIKC HERE FOR KPFT INTERVIEW Historic interview with NestorTopchy, JimPirtle, KellyAlison, JonatanLopez on KPFT a few days before the festival started.
Jonatan was more that a performer in the Festival. Jonatan did our promo video and our PR work. We are very grateful for all his help. He also did a hard hitting work at AvantGarden called “Brown”.
I’m going to categorize Day 2’s theme as dicks and death. This day’s performances took place at Avant Garden. It had rained like it was the second great flood. I was late (I can’t stand the rain…or blame it, but I will) and stomped through the rain to an almost empty Avant Garden with a wall size projection of chocolate-smothered penises and breasts and a group of people singing “we shall over come.” I stopped in the middle of the bar and waited for Woody Allen dressed as Noah to step out of the bathroom with two sheep in his and hers leather corsets. It didn’t happen.
THE SHOW HAS BEGUN
Jonatan Lopez is an interdisciplinary artist residing in Houston. His works examine issues of debate within social and personal realms, often using empirical observation as research method. His performances and installations become surveys and social experiments that open valuable community discussion. Jonatan has exhibited and performed in numerous venues in Houston, from alternative art spaces like Project Row Houses, DiverseWorks and Box 13 ArtSpace to more traditional venues like Bayou City Art Festival. The Houston Press has called Jonatan’s works “Provocative, transgressive and irresistible in morbid detail.” Jonatan currently co-facilitates the Houston performance art group Continuum with artist Julia Wallace.