Monday, December 08, 2008

Directing Cornelius

On December 12, 2009, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, as part of the Arlington Art Center's show about art, mass production, and commerce titled "Unlimited Edition", D.C.-based performance artist Kathryn Cornelius will be transmitting a performance piece live via webcam to be projected onto the walls of the AAC. For ReDO IT, Cornelius will "upend the typical model of artistic production and authority, allowing gallery-goers to direct her actions, turning her into a sort of service provider."

Anyone who chooses to do so can send instructions for Cornelius to act out -- via Twitter, through e-mails prior to the night, or at a web terminal conveniently set up in the gallery.

All of the instructions will appear projected on one wall as they are updated; on the adjoining wall, viewers will see Cornelius interpret her audience's directives.

More information on how to participate can be found on a website designed by Cornelius specifically for the project:

Cornelius is "known for pieces that create a strange, phantom territory at the edges of the art world: From offering massages at one art fair; to staging a faux red carpet event at another; to masquerading as a one-woman arts corridor cleaning company, Cornelius is often darkly funny, never boring, and typically whip-smart."