Project Type: Performance

MaxiPad: Templum de Mysteriis

Morcom Amphitheatre of Roses
Public Works: Off-Site

Gather in an enchanted secret garden and join in a once-in-a-lifetime promenade of fetish worship, lyric poem and ceremonial pantomime rivaled only by the Muses and Graces of yore. Jenifer K. Wofford and her collaborators invite you to join in the sacred rites and rituals of women’s public and private lives at their Temple of the Mysteries in the ancient city of Oakland, California. Marvel in their beguiling feminine ways, and reflect deeply upon the curiously gendered qualities of public and private space, of sovereignty over one’s body, of the overarching pleasures and sorrows of social narcissism, and the value of a good data plan.

MaxiPad: Templum de Mysteriis featured Niki Magtoto, Monica Magtoto, Alysoun Quinby, Jessica Gammell, Kim Arteche, Dara Del Rosario, Jeila Saidi, Victoria Ayala, Azin Seraj, Patricia Cariño and Rebeka Rodriguez.

Public Works: Off-Site was organized by Southern Exposure in partnership with the Mills College Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Public Works: Artists’ Interventions 1970s–Now, curated by Christian L. Frock and Tanya Zimbardo, on view September 16 – December 13, 2015 at the museum.

Directions Given – Directions Taken

performance, instructions
Southern Exposure

This project invited 24 people to design instructions or parameters for the creation of new artworks. Each participant wrote a prompt and received a prompt which was interpreted and enacted at one of six evening performances.

Wofford interpreted and performed directions created by artist Kate Rhoades; at the same event, musician Mike Shoun then interpreted and performed Wofford’s directions.

Limo Lecture

Somarts Cultural Center

Join the next stage of corporate evolution: crawl out of the primordial soup and into the grim Darwinian realities of a Stretch Hummer Limousine, as part of the Glamorgeddon Closing Spectacle! Manananggoogle’s Limo Lecture promises to elevate riders to new heights of corporate achievement and/or abject terror.

Manananggoogle’s recent expansion into the privatized transportation sector requires new blood. 18 lucky underlings will be the first to experience this extraordinary rendition of extrajudicial delights. All participants will become intimately acquainted with Manananggoogle’s age-appropriate corporate culture of intimidation, dominance, and ruthless, tech-bro-less, glamour.

Guaranteeing a ride to be remembered: free tote bag upon completion of training.

All images courtesy of Somarts and Timothy Andrew Photography.