Politaoke USA Summer Tour

From: Diana Arce (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jun 11 2008 - 10:34:53 PDT

Dear Frameworkers ,

I am happy to inform you of my upcoming America Tour this summer.
Included is a press release of my project as well as an image. Feel
free to forward this on to anyone you think may be interested. I am
still looking for tour dates across the country, so if anyone else has
suggestions or tips, please let me know. Thank you to everyone who
have so far passed this information on to other contacts or have sent
me contacts, it has been a great help!

Best Regards,
Diana Arce


POLITical speeches as karAOKE = POLITAOKE.

June 11, 2008 -- Politaoke, an audience participation performance
piece by Diana Arce, will tour the United States over a period of two
months. The US premiere of the work, which allows audience members to
deliver their favorite speeches from Presidential Primary Candidates
up to the President himself - Karaoke style- opens on July 30th and
31st at the Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, New York as
part of the Buffalo Infringement Festival. The tour will continue
cross country throughout August and September.

Developed over 2007/8 and first performed in Weimar, Germany on
January 30, 2008, Politaoke has been expanded and updated to include a
wide spectrum of contemporary politics and issues relating to the US
election in November. While on tour, Diana Arce will be updating and
adding speeches in order to stay up to date with the current election.

Politaoke provides the audience a platform to perform, mock and
finally hear and see clearly what their politicians say. Completely
bipartisan, Politaoke allows the audience to decide how to interpret
each politician's words, whether serious or in a sarcastic manner. The
politician's speeches and interviews are provided, word for word, only
edited into sections (songs) of 1 - 8 minutes. A series of debates,
interviews and television appearances are also provided as duets.

The idea, which stemmed out of an interest in Karaoke and a life long
love-hate relationship with politics, Diana Arce decided to finally
pursue the project in 2007. Growing up in close proximity to
Washington DC and having completed her Bachelors in Cultural Studies
and Experimental Film, Politaoke is a natural progression in Diana
Arce's work as an artist, filmmaker and activist. Currently an MFA
candidate in Art in Public Space at the Bauhaus University, Weimar in
Germany, Diana is interested in using artistic methods as a platform
to engage in political and cultural critique and commentary in the
public realm. Much of her work stems not only from her personal
experience, but also from contemporary politics, economics and news.

Tour dates are currently being organized in California, Colorado,
Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Virginia and Washington
D.C. with more states and cities to be added. A complete list of tour
dates as well as photos from the Weimar event is available on www.politaoke.com

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