Friday, April 30, 2010

Puppie Pile Nap in a Bar

On January 29, a puppy pile was performed at NOTSUOH in Houston, Texas. A score of "Please join me in a puppy pile" was presented on a sign for the audience to read and decide whether to participate. I chose the score and had painter Heather Strange paint the words on the sign for me. This was to bring the event even further from my control as I knew it already would be performed in public. Writer and educator Emily Bludworth read Miranda July's short story "This Person" while I lay on blankets next to the sign. Three people joined me.

Heather Strange (above)

Start of pile...(below)

Emily Bludworth reading next to pile.

Audience at Notsuoh.

Naps May Improve Performance Later in the Day is an article from NPR discussing the benefits of napping before spending time learning.

Photos courtesy of Richard Clark.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Napping Affects Performance...

Napping Affects Performance (NAP) opens Friday, May 14 (6-8pm) at Art League Houston and runs until June 25. NAP is a generosity (free) service and a participatory/performance project offering people a place to take a nap. NAP’s relation to performance is two-fold: its benefits on day-to-day functioning and the context participants are placed in while experiencing performance art whether a reading, interaction, etc.

Participants may drop-in or make an appointment to nap by calling 713-582-1198 any time during Art League Houston hours. Special group/community events including bedtime stories and lullabies will be scheduled throughout the run of the show.

The projected affects of NAP are a more restful community, a unique experience of performance art, and a new context for artists performing.

NAP can be followed at For an appointment to nap, please call: 713-582-1198.

Art League Houston
1953 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
May 14-June 25, 2010