No Collective will perform a new work titled “BIPAF” at the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival on July 28, 16:00-17:00, at The Woods Cooperative and Panoply Performance Laboratory. This performance will take place in the two venues simultaneously, and the audience must decide which one to attend.
BIPAF by No Collective is a festival within a festival, a performance within a performance, a point on a scale which wishes nevertheless to act as a different whole scale. As such it will present a perturbation of sorts.
No Collective (Natalie Bays, Vadim Pevzner, Josef Easeman, You Nakai, et al.) is a social collective that bases its works around investigating micro-cultures and introducing humorous artwork to a mass of seemingly un-interested viewers. It also makes music performances which explore and problematize both the conceptual and material infrastructures of music and performance. Since its inception circa 2007, members of No Collective have varied both in quantity and quality according to each works’ objective and situational conditions. By using familiarity and stereotypes, and often games, No Collective is keen to widen the understanding of contemporary art mediums and open the mind to subjects that are close to home. Most recent works include Concertos No.4 (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 2012), a concert piece performed with ball-shaped speakers operated by blind performers in a completely darkened 16,000 square feet performance space, The Culture Show: Episode 4 The Cultural Wasteland Of London (Aired at LUPA 17, London, 2013), a physical performance highlighting cultural dispersion across London and the suburbs, and All Your Canals are Belong to Us (2012), a video piece which critically examines the hidden (political as well as cultural) relationship between the Panama Canal and video games (http://vimeo.com/25555106).