The Last Supper Salon 2010 will explore the creative individual as a self-made person and provocateur of social change. In contrast to the male robber baron of our industrial age, the contemporary version of the ‘self-made man’ is an artist of any gender, discipline; someone who is cross-cultural and cross-national, and someone tapped in to the individual as part of the border-less, collective wisdom created by open source ideas sharing. Humanity is transforming it’s identity to fit the current needs of a new economy, and socio-political environment. Using an experimental, multi-sensory, collaborative approach, we hope to critique the way we produce the goods and services that define our generation, the way we consume media, products and our environment, and the way open dialog, DIY and technology promotes self-made identity prototypes.
“My name is Hov’, OH, H-to-the-O-V” – Jay-Z
The performance program at this year’s Last Supper Festival explores name-making and the public-self that is self-made (and performed) in relation to the crowd. Make a name for yourself…at the Last Supper.
It is the opening night of the 6th annual Last Supper Festival, a community-based, mix media art and food festival. There are hundreds of people packed into the gallery…eating food art, watching films, circling installations, examining photographs. Artists, foodies, farmers, architects, and more mingle. The chit-chat is about the “self-made”, DIY, homesteading, and sustainable food production. This crowd is your stage…how will you make a name for yourself tonight? Will you make space, spread a rumor, or work the room? Think: coming out parties, profiles of the self-made man, pit fighting champions, debutant balls, political polling, black sheep, feats of strength, Iron Chef, Trump Tower, your-name-in-lights, aliases, nicknames, name-dropping, myth-making, buzz campaigns, and the glory of winning competitions for growing the largest watermelon.
In a world of noise, create a signal, define yourself, go for glory, write the legend, leave a legacy, make your name with one performance. It’s is your last chance, it is the Last Supper.
Seeking performance submissions for opening night of the Last Supper Festival that explore name-making and the public self that is made (and performed) in relation to the crowd.
Email Erik Fabian: Performance@Lambastic.com
Make sure to include in your submission materials:
Equipment/Supplies needed (see above)
jpg Headshot (2″x3″ 300dpi) for catalogue
jpg of Performance or sketch (300 dpi) for catalogue
Link to Artist’s website
Permissions to show in Festival and Press/Print Materials
And your response to the following:
1) A one paragraph description of what will happen during your
proposed performance. (Explain specifically how you will physically
relate to the crowd.)
2) A one paragraph description of how you see your performance
conceptually tying into the notion of “making a name for yourself” as
well as the larger festival theme of the “self-made”