Monday, January 6, 2014

Performance Art at Herndon Gallery

On Thursday, January 9th at 7:00pm at the Herndon Gallery, Gabrielle Civil, Antioch College’s professor of performance, will present Aide-Mémoire,  a new performance art work which premiered in November at the AFiRiPerFOMA Biennial in Harare, Zimbabwe.  This festival was the first ever all contemporary performance/ live art festival on the African continent. 
Incorporating objects, music and movement, Aide-Mémoire playfully explores the creation and exchange of memory. In real time, the artist will erect her own diaspora memory theater, conduct photo-memory experiments, and inaugurate a memory gift economy with the audience.  Inspired by classical method of loci, tourist souvenirs, Nuruddin Farah’s novel Gifts, selfies and déjà vu, the work becomes a form of new jack memory diplomacy, a “non-paper” manifestation of mnemonics from flesh to camera flash.
The performance is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Dennie Eagleson, gallery director, at or call 937 768 6462.