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PERFORMA 2009: Alicia Framis

Why not take another look at the future of lunar travel, which so far has been examined mostly through the lens of military technology? With this question in mind, PERFORMA curator Defne Ayas speaks to Alicia Framis, who presents Lost Astronaut, a performance-installation as part of Performa09 about the next journey to the Moon, and the evolution of architecture and mankind (25 minutes).




Established in 2004 by curator and art historian RoseLee Goldberg, PERFORMA is a non-profit interdisciplinary arts organization committed to the research, development, and presentation of performance by visual artists from around the world. Throughout the year, PERFORMA presents lectures, panel discussions, and workshops on an ongoing basis that explore the relationship between performance and the visual arts. was the official radio partner of Performa09, Performa07 and Performa05. The third edition of the internationally acclaimed biennial was held in New York City in November 2009, showcased new work by more than 150 artists, and was presented in collaboration with a consortium of more than 80 arts institutions and 40 curators, as well as a network of public spaces and private venues across the city. is also home to recordings of Not for Sale, a dynamic series of symposia on visual arts performance presented by PERFORMA. These sessions are organized by RoseLee Goldberg, Founding Director, and Defne Ayas, Curator, PERFORMA.