My High Fructose Corn Syrup Fix and White Flour Constipation (video still), 2007. Digital video. TRT 8:10. Courtesy the artist.

Zachary Fabri Shiny Shoes

The Studio Museum in Harlem
Free with Museum admission

Zachary Fabri (b.1977 in Miami, FL; lives in Brooklyn, NY) presents a new live performance interweaving physical movement, monologue and sound from the galleries of The Studio Museum in Harlem to 125th Street, just beyond the Museum’s doors.

Three Duets, Seven Variations, a special series for the Performa 13 biennial, pairing six intergenerational artists for seven programs, is presented as part of Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art. This program is organized by Adrienne Edwards, Performa, and Thomas J. Lax, The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Radical Presence is curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver, Senior Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and presented in New York in two parts: Part I at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery (September 10–December 7, 2013) and Part II at The Studio Museum in Harlem (November 14, 2013–March 9, 2014).

Co-organized by the Grey Art Gallery, NYU; The Studio Museum in Harlem; and Performa.


Event Title
Date & Time
  • Sat. Nov 16, 10:58 am
A 25-hour marathon reading of John Cage’s edited anthology, Silence: Lectures and Writings (1961) by over 80 invited collaborators.
  • Sat. Nov 16, 2:45 pm
An exchange between artist and viewer in which the artist offers participants hats constructed from newspapers in exchange for an idea.
  • Sat. Nov 16, 2:00 pm
Cyrus fries a saxophone while reciting a poem based on the Texas Tenor saxophone tradition.
  • Sat. Nov 16, 1:00 pm
  • Sat. Nov 16, 4:00 pm
Pond is one of Patterson’s earliest action scores, written for nine performers and inviting the spectator to become participant
  • Thu. Nov 14, 7:00 pm
Norris creates a live painting and dancers activate a new Nengudi sculpture in a pair of performances.
  • Tue. Nov 12, 8:00 pm
The first-ever retrospective concert of the Fluxus founder's “action as composition” works.