URBANITY AND NEW MANNERS: LUNCH practice
Be a part of the performance art piece
This Lunch performance invites complete strangers to lunch together at the University’s auditorium in a very unique and special way.
The first to sign up will be invited for free to this special event and to a three course vegetarian luncheon which will be filmed as a performance art piece by a Brooklyn based performance artist and a long time meditator Katherine Patiño Miranda. Katherine has exhibited her projects at the Migros Museum in Zürich, MANIFESTA11, Parallel Events, HnC - agency for the new contemporary, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombiaand the III Biennale Nacional e Internacional de Arte, DESDE AQUÍ, Bucaramanga Colombia among other venues.
Why is this such a wonderful opportunity?
Those that sign up for LUNCH practice explore possibilities of taking collective decisions in one of our daily life activities: eating. The performance starts at 1PM in the lobby of UWest’s auditorium, where participants are welcome with a refreshing drink. Together as a group we will proceed to the tables, tie our wrists to the people next to us and remain tied throughout the whole afternoon. Drinking, eating and even moving through space are decisions taken communally.
There is so much knowledge to be gained in mixing up with new people from time to time and experience inter-being. Sign up!
URBANITY AND NEW MANNERS is a compilation of group practices and urban interventions offering alternative ways of handling everyday interactions by the Colombian artist Katherine Patiño Miranda. Inspired by El Manual de Urbanidad y Buenas Maneras (The Manual of Urbanity and Good Manners) written by Venezuelan pedagogue Manuel Antonio Carreño in 1853 setting the codes of social behaviour and interaction in the Latin America of the time, this project invites art and non-art audiences to have collective experiences through body exercises where the center is the building of trust, playfulness and proximity. LUNCH practice was inspired by the Heart Sutra and the notion of inter-being.
* This artwork exist between the people, therefore we kindly ask participants to stay throughout the whole length of the performance. The parts are the whole, the whole are the parts.
**All-White Dress code
Looking forward to inter-being!
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
2:00pm - 5:00pm
University of the West, Auditorium