Keeping in line with the eclectic array of media and artists participating in our current exhibit, Sq2 [Squared], curator Cassie Garner hand-selected a series of performers for the finale who reflect the entire gamut of performance art. For this event, a variety of artists will perform within a 10′ x 10′ square, harnessing their ability to adapt within the confines of limited space.
With a Vinyl DJ set from exhibit artist Booka B (aka Adam Bucher) who is a native to the Twin Cities and has been DJing and producing since the mid 90’s. In 2005 he released his mostly instrumental album Basementality, and in 2007, with MC and beat box artist Carnage, released the album Sense Of Sound. As a producer, Booka B has worked with a host of artists including Slug, Eyedea & Abilities, P.O.S., Toki Wright, Desdamona, Heiruspecs, Michael Lewis, Anomaly, and Jeremy Ylvisaker. In addition to making music and holding down a few weekly DJ residencies, Booka B teaches audio technology and painting at Creative Arts High School in St Paul.
Around 9pm Nicholas Knutson (also exhibiting in Sq2) will kick off the performances by bringing to life a character infamous in his performance art videos; followed by Sonja Johanson’s “Spoons” movement piece based on Christine Miserandino’s Spoon Theory. Revel in stunningly innovative freestyle from dancer bzychln, modern dance interpretive choreography from Patrick’s Cabaret fave, Arturo Miles, and soulful expressive dance from Rikyrah Snow. Enjoy stand-up poetry from spoken word legend and Access to Art series host, Tom Cassidy, and hilarious storytelling from writer, performer and columnist Thadra Sheridan. The evening will close with live stand-up comedy featuring loop pedals and reverb from Latinx comedian Xochi de la Luna and non traditional Slovakian music by Simon Chama.
Gamut crew members Kujo Johnson and Bobby Kahn will take the stage to host as their alter egos “Barb” and “Allen.” Not to be missed! Come early to snag standing space and browse the 10″x10″ artworks that make up Sq2!
Friday, September 8th 7-11pm $10
DJ set from Booka B
+ Variety of performances that will take place in a 10′ x 10′ square