Julie Tolentino, THE SKY REMAINS THE SAME: Ron Athey’s Self Obliteration # 1, 2011. Performance. Photo: Thomas Qualmann

Julie Tolentino, THE SKY REMAINS THE SAME: Ron Athey’s Self Obliteration # 1, 2011. Performance. Photo: Thomas Qualmann

Julie Tolentino

Exploring the body's potential as both a medium and container of record, Julie Tolentino’s “The Sky Remains the Same” invites select collaborators to choose a work from their own performance history to archive into/onto the artist’s body. Anchored by individual contracts between Tolentino and the subjects of her archiving interest (who include Ron Athey, Franko B, David Dorfman, David Rousseve, and Lovett/Codagnone), each iteration of “The Sky Remains the Same” necessarily redefines the elements and processes for archiving a performance into/onto the body of another. This work produces a map of body-specific, contextual, and practical differences between each performance and its archive. Perhaps the contents of performance archives should not be valued for how closely they resemble the thing they seek to preserve, but for their fidelity to delineate difference. For more information, visit julietolentino.com.

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  • Sat. Nov 23, 3:00 pm
Lovett/Codagnone’s “WEIGHTED” is executed here in its authorized archival form as a durational repetition of the same score, performed in sequential pairings by John Lovett, Alessandro Codagnone, Julie Tolentino, and Stosh Fila. A discussion with the artists follows the performance, moderated by Joshua Lubin-Levy and Travis Chamberlain.
FREE
  • Sat. Nov 23, 1:00 pm
A discussion of the archival processes of Julie Tolentino’s “The Sky Remains the Same,” accompanied by a premiere screening of The Archive of Lovett/Codagnone’s “Closer” (1999-2005) and/or “For You” (2003). With Julie Tolentino, Lia Gangitano, Joshua Lubin-Levy, and Sarah Schulman.
$6; free for New Museum Members
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