Video Performance 09.11 Lowell MA, and AWESOME installation.

From: Emile Tobenfeld (a.k.a Dr. T) (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Sep 05 2009 - 12:49:21 PDT

Hi folks,

I'll be performing video improvisations at 119 Gallery in Lowell as
part of the series of events described below. I visited the space on
Monday, and am completely blown away by the environment that Claire
(working with plants) and Patrick (working with industrial
artifacts) have created. I'm looking forward to performing in the
space and am planning a slowly moving two projector setup, unlike
the rapid cutting one projector setup I usually use in performance.

Whether or not you attend a performance, you owe it to yourself to at
least visit the installation during gallery hours. On a scale from 1
to 10, this show rates at least a 12!

Claire Elizabeth Barratt -
Video, sound - plus dance/movement, music & spoken word in performance

Patrick Pierce -
Sculpture pieces, poetry - plus movement, music & spoken word in performance

Life is Art is Life is...

September 1- 27, 2009, Lowell, MA-

This September Patrick Pierce and Claire Elizabeth Barratt have
turned 119 Gallery into a fertile garden filled with sculpture,
video, sound and poetry,
organic and inorganic matter.

Introduced in 2008 by the gallery, Claire, a British movement artist
and Patrick, a Lowell sculptor, immediately sensed their connection
and began exploring ideas to combine their talents. Their two week
residency this August culminates in this immersive multi-part,
multi-media installation and performance series with wooden and metal
sculptures, video projections, poetry, sound and music.

Life is Art is Life... is a continuously unfolding installation and
play of interactions that marries nature and industry, the organic
and the fabricated, the muse and the workshop. A truly equal
collaboration between the two artists, Claire says, "The creation of
the installation itself is a combined effort. We both play quite
different roles in the elements we bring to the work."


We each trust the others artistic integrity and understand our role
as 'conduits' through which the work unfolds.--Claire Elizabeth

What we did not know we knew is what is revealed.--Patrick Pierce

The installation is free and open Tue - Sat 12noon - 5pm.
Performances are scheduled by the artists and with guest musicians
and collaborators throughout the month and during Lowell Open
Studios. See below and check our website at and

Opening Performance
Sept 4 - Claire Elizabeth Barratt & Patrick Pierce

Sept 5 - Claire Elizabeth Barratt, movement;
Lou Cohen, laptop; John Voigt, bass, Patrick Pierce

Sept 11 - Claire Elizabeth Barratt, movement;
Jon Glancy, percussion; Emile Tobenfeld , video mix

Sept 12 - Claire Elizabeth Barratt, movement, Andy Fordyce,
percussion; Chris Gilmore, laptop & electronics

Sept 18 - TBA

Closing Performance
Sept 25 - Claire Elizabeth Barratt & Patrick Pierce

Lowell Open Studios
Sept 26 and Sept 27 - Apocalypso Trio: Joe Burgio, movement;
Shayna Dulberger, double bass; Walter Wright,
analog synths & video + Katt Hernandez, violin

Claire Elizabeth Barratt
a.k.a. Cilla Vee, has a dance and musical theater background with
the (British) Royal Academy of Dance, Associated Board of Music, The
Laban Centre for Movement and Dance and The London Studio Centre.
She has presented work in The New York Botanical Gardens, PS122, Art
Basel - Miami and the Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center, NC.
She specializes in performance, video and installation. She is
director of Cilla Vee Life Arts, an inter-disciplinary arts

Patrick Pierce
is a sculptor and poet of life-long practice who moved his studio to
Lowell, MA in 2001. He has had multiple one-man and group shows in
New York including the Denise Bibro Fine Art, with L'Attitude Gallery
and Larry Powers, and with the Turtle Gallery on Deer Isle, Maine.
His work is included in collections across the country and has been
reviewed in The Atlantic Monthly, The Boston Globe, and other

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