Marina Rosenfeld: P.A.

Co-presented by Performa and Park Avenue Armory

November 21 – 22, 2009

Click here to view video clip of "P.A." (Videographer: Howard Silver and Photographer: William Lamson)

Borrowing its form from the "public-address" systems of social gathering places, Rosenfeld's P.A. uses the massive airspace and complex social function of the Armory’s drill hall as both a reflecting and distorting structure. Rosenfeld has been an artist-in-residence at Park Avenue Armory since 2008, when her acclaimed performance Teenage Lontano premiered in Wade Thompson Drill Hall as part of the Whitney Biennial, 2008. Rosenfeld's new work continues her exploration of sound, public space and music performance with an installation/performance that invites audiences entering the vast stillness of the Armory's historic central hall into an almost architectural unfolding of sonic space.

Co-presented by Performa and Park Avenue Armory. Curated by Esa Nickle.

P.A. is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Installation open to the public, Saturday and Sunday, 21 - 22 November, 12 - 6pm
Performance, Sunday, November 22, 7pm
FREE admission


Performa 09, the third edition of the internationally acclaimed biennial of new visual art performance presented by Performa, will be held in New York City from November 1-22, 2009. The three-week festival will showcase new work by more than 80 of the most exciting artists working today, in an innovative program breaking down the boundaries between visual art, music, dance, poetry, fashion, architecture, graphic design, and the culinary arts. Presented in collaboration with a consortium of more than 60 arts institutions and 25 curators, as well as a network of public spaces and private venues across the city, Performa 09 will ignite New York City with energy and ideas, acting as a vital “think tank” linking minds across the five boroughs and bringing audiences together for brilliant new performances in all disciplines.

Performa is a non-profit multidisciplinary arts organization established by RoseLee Goldberg in 2004, dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth century art and to encouraging new directions in performance for the twenty-first century. Performa launched New York’s first performance biennial, Performa 05, in 2005, followed by Performa 07 in 2007.