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Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Performances A to Z

Performance A to Z celebrated the opening of the Storefront for Art and Architecture at 51 Prince St. in New York City in 1982. The series of performance was coordina­ted by Arlene Schloss and RL Seltman. Each of the 26 participating artists, performers and musicians was assigned a letter of the alphabet; every evening at 8pm, from Sept. 18 - Oct. 13, for 26 consecutive nights, a different artist carried out a performance in the gallery space or the nearby sidewalk. All performances were free and open to the public.

The spatial configuration of STOREFRONT - 10X21 feet gallery space is framed by a large display window - presented a unique challenge to each performers and occupied by the audience (storefront window, sidewalk, street, gallery space, all together, in [combination], and in flux).

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A: 09.18 - Arlene Schloss Schloss used a number of people in her performance to walk through the street audience and recite her text in differ­ent languages.
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Performance A to Z celebrated the opening of the Storefront for Art and Architecture at 51 Prince St. in New York City in 1982. The series of performance was coordina­ted by Arlene Schloss and RL Seltman. Each of the 26 participating artists, performers and musicians was assigned a letter of the alphabet; every evening at 8pm, from Sept. 18 - Oct. 13, for 26 consecutive nights, a different artist carried out a performance in the gallery space or the nearby sidewalk. All performances were free...
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C: 9.20 - Kwok Mang Ho Kwok, in presenting his plastic bags exploration, had about 50 people running the street simultaneously in rain. Each holding full blown plastic bags, creating sounds and light from their activity. 
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Y: 10.12  Claire Fergusson
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V: 10.09  Carolee Schneemann,  Burnout, a performative lecture
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, the narrative of the cat, Performance, Performance A to Z
P: 10.03  Yoshiko Chuma Yoshiko Chuma's group invaded the street with dancing movements, jumping over passing cars and trucks. They utilized the stop-and-go sign traffic to compose and direct their spontaneous movements.
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Z: 10.13  Horizontal Vertical Band
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H: 9.25  Des Refuses
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T: 10.07  Paul Boyd Paul Boyd i nvited friends of the community, including members of the local Fire Department, to observe and partake his performance.
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
N: 10.01 Sandra McKee 
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U: 10.08  Eric Schmidt
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Artist are booked for a specific day on a first come first choice basis. Artists will have from 6:00PM to 10:00PM to complete their performance with an actual advertised time of 8:00PM, for those who require a particular time to focus on. There is a limited number of nights (26) and limited time to prepare for this artist sponsored event, so certain things are required from each of us, to assure the success of this project.
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1982.09.19 Performance A to Z - B: Billy Bell
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
D: 9.21 Ilona Granet
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E: 9.22  Tzvia Stein
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Q: 10.04  Richard Hambleton
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I: 9.26  Teching Hsieh Teching Hsieh was the only performer that completed his performance at another location, opening the door and entering his house to end his one-year performance of living outdoor in New York City. This performance showed the flexibility of the A to Z event.
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
L: 9.29  We-Lo
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F: 9.23  Angela Hans Angela Hans soaked herself with a water hose outside the Storefront, creating a dual action, visual and sound.
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O: 10.02  Dragan Ilic
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X: 10.11  RL Seltman
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J: 9.27  Phoebe Legere Phoebe Legere  used the people inside the gallery to chat "no more war" under her direction. The sound of the chant, travelling  outside, awoke the curiosity of the neighboring  people, establishing the performance's direct contact with the community.
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S: 10.06  Aigars Kildiss
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K: 9.28  R & V Gerlovin
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G: 9.24 Barbara Held 
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M: 9.30  Hugh Levick
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
R: 10.05  Ken Friedman Ken Friedman  created a pattern of lights with candles placed on the gallery floor. He worked in darkness inside Storefront, while a captive audience watched his actions from outside. His way of exiting from the performance was to call a taxi from inside, and run past the audience to disappear in the taxi.
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W: 10.10  Stephen Paul Miller
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