I STILL AM: A Participatory Performance Art
38 W 14th Street (Party City).
Friday, October 18, 3-6pm
Project description: “I STILL AM” proposes an exercise of liberation that explores and exposes heavy silent cultural burdens and personal fears THAT COME TO US AS WE AGE. Inviting participation, I propose a durational performance in which I attempt to free myself from the hidden weights that aging brings.
Art in Odd Places (AiOP) 2019: INVISIBLE, in it's 15th year iteration is scheduled for October 17-20 along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River. Curated by longtime AiOP artist provocatrice LuLu LoLo, INVISIBLE is vaporous and propels itself intangibly out into the air celebrating the indomitable spirit of artists who are sixty years old and older—undaunted by the passage of time—supported by their intergenerational collaborators: parent/child; mentor/ protégé; partners; lovers; and others from babies to our oldest artist who is 94 years old.
Vernita Nemec AKA N’Cognita (www.ncognita.com) has presented over 70 performances in the U.S, Mexico, Japan, Germany, Hungary, Ireland and France. Nemec’s themes involve the insecurities of desire; the inevitability of aging and death; female empowerment and the terrible things humans do to the planet and themselves. Her work has been discussed in numerous publications including Lucy Lippard's "The Pink Glass Swan", Linda Montano's “Performance Artists Talking in the Eighties” “Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975”. Nemec participated in Linda Montano’s 7 Years of Living Art and has performed at the Pompidou Museum in Paris, the opening of Brooklyn Museum’s Sackler Center for Feminist Art, the Woman's Building in LA, & at the 7th Performance Studies Conference, Mainz, GR to name just a few. She received a Franklin Furnace Fund Award for Performance Art in 1988, and presented work in Movement Research's Monday Night Series in 2019, 2015, 2013 & 2009. Her complete biography is @ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernita_Nemec.