Get Interactive with Art21 at the Brooklyn Museum

Want to participate in one of these:

…but finding it difficult to get enough people together? Let Art21 help you out!

Join us this Saturday, June 19, in front of the Brooklyn Museum as we set the stage for anyone to participate in performances for Oliver Herring’s Three Day Weekend and The Present Perfect Weekend.

All are welcome to participate or observe. Collaborate with friends new and old to create a filmed performance, some of which may be selected for screening during the June 23rd live event, The Present Perfect with Art21. We’ll bring the equipment—you just bring yourself! Or, bring your own cameras to create and contribute footage of your own!

Details for the Art21 Pickup Performances
Where: Brooklyn Museum
When: Saturday, June 19, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m

Be sure to join us on Twitter to keep track of where we are or to call us out during the performances

Our cameras will also be ready to film responses and questions for Laurie Simmons, who will also be featured at the June 23rd event. Have something you’ve been itching to tell or ask Laurie? Flag us down and let us know!

Come alone or with friends, and please help us spread the word. The more performers we have, the more possibilities there are to reinterpret the performances. Oliver’s instructions were just suggestions, after all—the true performance comes from what you bring to it.

Not able to participate this weekend, but still interested in contributing your own performance or responses? Visit The Present Perfect site for more information about how to get involved in advance of the June 23rd event.

Update: The University Galleries of Illinois State University in Normal, IL, is organizing a performance for Thursday, June 17, and will screen the live event on Wednesday, June 23rd.

Additional sample videos are available after the jump.

Three Day Weekend performed during PERFORMA09, November 2009, New York City. Courtesy of art writer extraordinaire and Art21 Blog super-contributor, Hrag Vartanian

Oliver Herring filming Three Day Weekend in Austin, April 2010. Photo courtesy of testperformancetest.

Oliver Herring filming Three Day Weekend in Austin, April 2010. Photo courtesy of testperformancetest.