To play geography like a harp, and facilitate conversations otherwise unimagined.
Geared towards creatives with an interest in experiential and performative works, VIX is an on-going online & live art exchange of performances with the intention of fostering intimate interactions between participating artists & viewers. VIX brings together national and international artists to contemplate ideas of intimacy and queering spaces, places and gestures. The artists advance a more intergenerational, queer, & poc centered dialogue that introduce meditations on practices deeply rooted in performance, voyeurism, spectacle & theater.
Performative works have been exhibited across platforms- including Periscope, Month of Performance Art Berlin, Industry Lab (Boston), DfbrL8r (Chicago), Mobius (Boston), Gallery Kayafas (Boston) and Boston Center for the Arts.
Exploring experiential and performative works with an intention of fostering intimate interactions between participating artists and viewers, BCA Fall 2016 Visual Artist Resident Nabeela Vega and Chloe Wong present Noise/Touch, a two night performance event in the BCA's Black Box Theatre. Developed during Vega's residency at the BCA, the event forms part of the artist's ongoing project VIX: Virtual International Exchange, which brings together national and international artists to contemplate ideas of intimacy and queering spaces, places and gestures.
VIX + DISPOSITION
COME CELEBRATE this Thursday at Defibrillator!
▶▶Kick off Party for 'DISPOSITION' organized by
Elaine Thap & showcase of virtual performances and DJ's from VIX: Virtual International Exchange organized by Nabeela Vega
//////////// EMILIO ROJAS + JEREMY LEE HARRIS
'LOVE AT FIRST SKYPE'
/////////// Blkbx Blkbx
Fake Accent / http://tygapaw.tumblr.com/
////////// DJ DayGlow//Pink Noise
+ VIX Artists
Celebrating DISPOSITION Artists
Disposition is an interdisciplinary performance event featuring artists between Boston, NYC, and Chicago.
Virtual International Exchange:
Geared towards creatives with an interest in experiential and performative works, VIX is an on-going online Art exchange of virtual performances with the intention of fostering intimate interactions between the participating artists as well as the viewers.
Óscar Moisés Díaz
Dell M. Hamilton
Alvis Kernel Parsley
✭ SAFER SPACE ✭ ALWAYS LOVING ON ANTI-OPPRESSIVE POLITICS ✭ COME DANCE WITH US ✭
TEETH OR TEETH @ GALLERY KAYAFAS
A collection of performances in witnessing; the body push/pull (boundaries). Featuring: Pretend it Didn't Happen, Elaine Thap & Matt Azevedo.
This series of performances organized by VIX explores the fluctuating roles of signifier and signified in the relationship between artists and space. How does the artist's actions and ideas reflect, respond to and obstruct the performativity of a space? This program is inspired to emphasize trust, intimacy and manifest significant threads between conversations happening in our individual spheres either orally, aurally - oh really.
"Thank you for the opportunity to share space together and allowing me to support all of your work -- Kayafas Gallery, Lorene Bouboushian, Valerie Kuehnez & Kaia Gilje (Pretend it Didn't Happen), Elaine Thap and Matt Azevedo!" ~ Nabeela Vega/VIX
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Strangers are asked to sit facing each other while a specially made microphone is placed over their hearts. The microphone will amplify both heartbeats, externalizing their intimate internal rhythms. The simultaneous amplification eventually makes it difficult for the participant to differentiate their heartbeat from
the other. In an attempt to bridge the distance skin affords us, Pulse’s soundscape becomes the place of forced intimacy, anxiety and reflection.
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Joshua Vettivelu is a Toronto-based artist working within sculpture, installation and performance.
Nabeela Vega is a South Asian gender/queer media artist with an interest in creative organizing.
Mobius (est. 1977) is a non-profit, artist-run organization, whose mission is to generate, shape and test experimental art. The members of the organization believe an effective strategy for supporting this art is to establish grounds that build relationships among fellow artists. Mobius is committed to structuring environments that foster projects incorporating a wide range of disciplines. This approach sets in motion situations where the artist's impact can be seen locally, nationally and internationally. Constructing art initiatives outside accepted frameworks and encouraging animated discourse with the public are fundamental to Mobius.