SHOW/TELL by Christine Shan Shan Hou

In an effort to represent diverse processes and means of reflection, Critical Correspondence asked poet and artist Christine Shan Shan Hou to submit responses to the work she is seeing according to her own creative practices.  This is part of our ongoing interest in soliciting alternative materials from the performance community highlighting the intrinsically subjective nature of creation and observation. This page will be updated often as a series in as many parts as can herein be contained.      
Response to Trajal Harrell's Judson Church Is Ringing in Harlem (Made-to-Measure)/Twenty Looks or Paris Is Burning at the Judson Church (M2M) October 11-13, 2012 at Danspace Project Trajal Harrell - Judson Church Is Ringing in Harlem - CC
Photo of Ondrej Vidlar, Thibault Lac, and Rob Fordeyn by Miana Jun
  Response to DD Dorvillier's Danza Permanente September 26-30, 2012 at The Kitchen
Photo of Walter Dundervill, Fabian Barba, Nuno Bizarro, and Naiara Mendioroz by Paula Court
  Response to RoseAnne Spradlin’s beginning of something September 26-29, 2012 at New York Live Arts
Photo: Ian Douglas Performers pictured: Rebecca Serrell Cyr (foreground); Natalie Green (background)
    Response to Two Evenings with Carolee Schneemann September 21-22, 2012 at Danspace Project   Untitled (after Carolee Schneemann) - gouache and collage on paper
7.25 x 8.25 inches
Untitled (after Carolee Schneemann)
    Response to Brian Rogers's Hot Box September 13-15 and 17-22, 2012 at The Chocolate Factory
Photo of Madeline Best by Paula Court
    Response to Clarinda Mac Low's 40 Dancers do 40 Dances for the Dancers September 13-15, 2012 at Danspace Project
Photo of Simone Forti by Ian Douglas
    Christine Shan Shan Hou is a poet, artist, and critic living in Brooklyn, NY. Publications include Accumulations (Publication Studio, 2010) and C O N C R E T E  S O U N D (Norte Maar, 2011), a collaborative artist’s book with Audra Wolowiec. Additional poems appear, or are forthcoming, inWeekday, EOAGH, Parallelograms, Bone Bouquet, and A Science. Awards include The Flow Chart Foundation/The Academy for American Poets and the Zora Neale Hurston Scholarship. In 2011, she completed a residency at Mount Tremper Arts in partnership with The Brooklyn Rail. She is currently the Managing and Program Director for iLAND (Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art Nature and Dance), and writes on performance for The Brooklyn Rail, The Performance Club, Hyperallergic Weekend, and Idiom.
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Brian Rogers, Christine Shan Shan Hou, Clarinda Mac Low, Danspace Project, DD Dorvillier, poetry, poetry and dance, RoseAnne Spradlin, The Chocolate Factory, The Kitchen


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