Julia Wallace (Houston)

Julia Wallace challenges our perceptions at notsuoH

Julia Wallace did a beautiful piece that struck right at the heart of our insecurities and ask us the question “What Do You Think of Me Now?” Talking to her about her personal journey for cathartic change made the performance even more intense as I watched this artwork unfold. A week later and I am still thinking about it.

Julia Wallace at notsuoH, photo courtesy Alex Barber

Julia Wallace at notsuoH

Julia Wallace at notsuoh, photo courtesy of Herb Melichar

Julia Wallace at notsuoh

Julia Wallace at notsuoH, photo courtesy Herb Melichar

Julia Wallace at notsuoH

Julia Wallace at notsuoH, photo courtesy Alex Barber

Julia Wallace at notsuoH

After the show, photo courtesy of Alex Barber

After the show, photo courtesy of Alex Barber

photo courtesy of Alex Barber

photo courtesy of Alex Barber


The Great God Pan Is Dead: What I did at the Lone Star Explosion Biennale: Day 3 (NSFW)

Click on the links to go to Day 3 by Dean Liscum
Lone Star Performance Explosion day three’s dominating theme seemed to be food and catharsis. By the third day, I figured out the timing (the artists never start on time) and arrived in time to catch all the acts even though the first thing listed on the bill was Daniel-Kayne‘s Three Day Fast. By my calculations he was a day and a half into it, which made me a day and a half late.

The Great God Pan Is Dead: What I did at the Lone Star Explosion Biennale: Day 3 (NSFW).


Symposium Coming March 7, 2pm Contemporary Art Museum

Artists Symposium at the Contemporary Arts Museum, photo courtesy Kelly Alison

Artists Symposium at the Contemporary Arts Museum, photo courtesy Kelly Alison

Performance?
March 7, 2pm Contemporary Art Museum, Houston TX

The panel of speakers is an eclectic group of artists from around the world including: Julia Wallace (Houston), Rodney Dickson (Nth Ireland), Al Paldrok (Estonia), 1KA (France), Myk Henry (Ireland/USA), Nestor Topchy (USA), Orion Maxted (England),Jim Pirtle (USA).

The aim of this symposium is to open a dialogue in relation to the power of the human body in space. Certain questions will be raised about how performance can influence the mind in a potent manner and help cultivate awareness and bring about a change of consciousness.

Each artist, will use video clips and images to explain their work and why they have chosen performance over other more conservative forms of creative expression. At the end of the symposium audience members will get the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session.


Julia Wallace (Houston)

photo by Continuum

Julia Claire Wallace is a Houston-based Artist that works in a variety of media, such as performance, video, social practice, spoken word, painting and writing. She grew up in Houston and received her BFA in painting from the University of Houston in 2009. She served as a facilitator to Performance Art Lab and was one of the founding members of their geurilla flash dance project sexyATTACK. She is the creator and curator of Houston’s notorious Performance Art Night, an event that strengthened the growing performance art scene in Houston. Her personal art often explores spirituality, sexuality, desire and the awkward spaces between human beings. It is a mixture of sensationalism, sincerity, shock and intimacy. She currently co-facilitates Continuum, a Houston based performance art group. Her performances have been featured at DiverseWorks, Notsuoh, Spacetaker, Austin’s Co-lab and Leipzig, Germany’s performance art festival, Blauverschiebung

photo by Craig Hart Christie Jr

Visit Julia’s blog.