Saturday, November 23, 2013

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - November 23rd 2013

Dixon Place presents...

"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place"

a monthly showcase of performance/literature/film-video by women

an International Women Artists’ Salon series

Saturday, 23 November 2013 ~ NYC ~ Host: Heidi Russell

Music: DK & the Joy Machine

Performing folk-punk on mountain acoustic and electric mountain dulcimer

A singer-songwriter known for innovative work on mountain dulcimer and for “rocking out” on this trad instrument, “DK” performs instrumentals, acoustic-punk and roots/Americana with complex arrangements and a highly innovative and percussive style on both acoustic and electric mountain dulcimer (the "Joy Machine"). Her song writing has been called "quirky and smart," and her style compared to PJ Harvey, Patti Smith, and Bob Dylan, bringing a "punk sensibility to traditional music." All her songs--whether about being an androgynous girl or falling in love with a feral cat, are inherently political and deeply expressive.

Literature: April Ranger, poetry

After a recent move to Brooklyn, long-time Boston poet April Ranger shares a selection of her newest poems, subjects ranging from nature to sex to childhood and loss of god.

April Ranger’s first full-length play, Streetsweepers, was the recipient of the Nicole DuFresne playwriting award. Her poems have appeared in Muzzle Magazine, apt, and Off the Coast. As a performance poet, April has toured extensively across the United States. She grew up in rural Maine and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Video: Un hee Park

Visitor at the park (6 min)

Visitor At the Park is a single channel video that addresses male perceptions of Asian women. Various men are approached by an Asian female with a camera in a public park, and asked how they perceive her. By carrying out this action, a real world relationship is created. Visitor at the Park also exposes how these strangers portray their identities to the outside world by interweaving truth and fiction while telling their stories.

Susan (2min)

Susan addresses the fact that the images from media (where we usually get our images of the Asian female) might not necessarily be true. I realized that the image of the Asian female in US is one that is “created” and often excludes the question of character or personality. Susan is a response to I how I feel the Asian female is superficially represented by the media as a purely sexual object.

Un hee Park grew up in Korea and studied Glass Art and Art Therapy before moving to New York. She has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in Photography, Video, and Related Media in 2013 and a Certificate from the International School of Photography in 2010.

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Thank yous to Dixon Place and fabulous staff, Vanessa Villalobos (stage manager), Maggie Cousins (logo)