Miami Performance International Festival ’18
Edge Zones presents the sixth annual Miami Performance International Festival (M/P’18). Founded in 2012, this year’s festival will be held between June 22-23th, 2018. M/P ’18 will be an intense and stimulating week where dozens of local, national and international artists will perform new and exciting work.
M/P ’18 is concerned with the limits of visual and living arts and the performance space. The festival is exclusively dedicated to performance art, an artistic form that uses language and movement to transcend traditional borders and dichotomies. The program of performance art is accompanied by sound art, spoken word poetry, noise and video screenings. M/P ‘18 is a tremendous opportunity for the public to come face-to-face with the breadth and depth of performance art and offers visceral and challenging works by renowned, mid-career and emerging artists from all parts of the world. This event provides an insight into the creative process across a range of media, and presents cross-disciplinary, collaborative work that speaks to the high level of innovation, critical thinking, and social engagement in Miami. Events are free but availability is limited.
Performance art is primarily concerned with the creation of the ephemeral. The Festival offers the public an opportunity to discover a realm at the edge of artistic disciplines. Unlike theater and dance, M/ P ‘18 performances have no designated areas, but rather remain unconstrained by a traditional stage, dissolving the boundary between the artists and viewers.
Curator: Charo Oquet
6.22.18 7 pm -12 am EDGE ZONES ART GALLERY, 3317 NW 7th Cir, FL 33127, MIAMI, FL 33127
6.23.18 7 pm -12 am EDGE ZONES ART GALLERY, 3317 NW 7th Cir, FL 33127, MIAMI, FL 33127
6.24.18 12 pm – 01pm MIAMI BEACH Ocean and 3rdrr, MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139
Participating Countries: Dominican Republic, Venezuela, USA, Cuba, Puerto Rico and USA
Participating Artists: Participating Artists:
Performance: |Roxana Barba (MIA) |MuuBlanco & MarialeSelimen (MuuMaa) MIA | Rafael Vargas Bernard (Puerto Rico/Miami)| Lorene Bouboushian (NY) | Ian de Leon | | Elvin Diaz (Dominican | Sergio Mora- (MIA) | Charo Oquet (MIA) | David Rohn (MIA) |Spoken Word: Gaudy Mercí (Dominican Republic) Thais Espaillat (Dominican Republic) Noise: Whitey Alabastard (St. Pete) | BORRI (MIA)| Calnepuelco (Puerto Rico/Miami) | Dean Anthony Cercone (NY) || Fsik Huvnx (MIA) | Bobb Hart (Ohio) | Human Fluid Rot (Broward) | Inhishead (MIA) | Karoshi (MIA)| Alina Labour (Dominican Republic) | Male Model (MIAPocket of Lollipops (MIA) | Richard Vergez (MIA) |
About Edge Zones
Edge Zones has a 21-year history of supporting artistic practices in the public domain. EZ produces events located specifically and contextually in Miami and the Caribbean region through participatory processes. With Miami Performance International Festival, EZ will seek to establish a new network of public engagement in Miami and Miami Beach.
EZ is a platform for cultural production, artists and volunteer-run contemporary arts non-profit dedicated to the research, conceptualization and execution of events that strengthen the contemporary art environment in Miami. EZ seeks to make contemporary art accessible, to engage audiences and to create a focal point for international research and awareness.
The principal sponsors for the Miami Performance International Festival ‘18 are: Edge Zones Project, Florida, Miami Dade County-Cultural Affairs Council, Florida State Cultural Affairs Council, Peroni Beer.