Over The Opening

Once a month, from 7PM to 10PM, the artist collective MTAA convert their N6th St. Brooklyn studio into a venue for the presentation of time-based art.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Curt Cloninger at OTO

Curt Cloninger at OTO
Curt Cloninger at OTO

On November 15th and 16th, Over The Opening is pleased to present two new performances of immanence and time by Curt Cloninger 

Pop Mantra #3 (Tonight)

The third in a series of performances where Cloninger perpetually performs a short excerpt from a single pop song for several hours blindfolded.

Excerpt: “tonight / wait, now” from The Ramones song “I Just Wanna Have Something To Do”
Duration: 6 Hours
Media: Electric Guitar, Voice, Black Felt Blindfold, Black Converse All Stars, Time 
Where: Over The Opening, Brooklyn, New York, US.
When: 6pm - 12 midnight, Saturday, November 15, 2008.

In Real Life

Cloninger will spend 12 hours in a booth at the Black Rabbit Bar in Greenpoint Brooklyn eating, drinking, and talking with anyone who comes by to visit him. Please come by. In between visits, Cloninger will read Michael Nyman’s “ExperimentalMusic: Cage and Beyond” and Richard Schechner’s ”Performance Theory.”

Duration: 12 Hours
Media: Food, Guiness, Language, Time
Where: Black Rabbit, 91 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, US.
When: 1pm - 1am, Sunday, November 16, 2008.

(directions to the Black Rabbit)

Curt Cloninger has presented work at The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art. Portland, Maine, [DAM] (Digital Art Museum) Berlin, Germany. Seoul Net Festival. Seoul, Korea. FILE (Electronic Language International Festival). São Paulo, Brazil and Free Manifesta. Brooklyn, New York among others. He lives and works in Asheville, North Carolina.

Cloninger’s online work may be seen at:

documentation from this event

posted by mriver at 8:16 am  

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Big kiss - Abrahams at OTO

Abrahams at OTO

Photos from last nights OTO with Annie Abrahams now up at OTO’s Flickr Set


The Big Kiss from Annie Abrahams on Vimeo.

posted by mriver at 9:39 am  

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Annie Abrahams - The Big Kiss at OTO Oct 10

Annie Abrahams - The Big Kiss

Image from the performance “One the puppet of the other” with NicolasFrespech, May 26th 2007, Centre Pompidou Paris.

On October 10, from 7pm to 10 pm, Over The Opening is pleased to present The Big Kiss, a performance installation by Annie Abrahams.

What’s contact in a machine mediated world? What’s the power of the image? How does it feel to kiss without touching? Does the act change because we see it? What does it mean to construct an image with your tongue? And is there still desire? Does the act provoke it? What’s contact in a machine mediated world?

You are invited to participate in the creation of a communal kiss at OTO

Annie Abrahams is a Dutch artist living in France. Her work is featured on her site “Being Human / Etant Humain”: a big interlinked universe that concentrates on the possibilities and limitations of communication and at aabrahams.wordpress.com

documentation from this event

posted by mriver at 6:33 pm  

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