Ellen Mueller

BREAKDOWN: A Mental Incursion

by Ellen Mueller on January 17, 2009, no comments

My next performance will be on Friday, January 30, 2009 at 8pm at the William and Nancy Oliver Gallery as a part of BREAKDOWN: A Mental Incursion.

I’ll be premiering a character I’ve been developing the past few months, Valerie Hartman. She’ll be giving a brief intro to The System, and why you should attend the infomercial on February 17 at 8pm.

Private acts and thoughts expressed in public spaces.
“Madness” and “vulgar” emotion; i.e., unrestrained grief.
A celebration of unseen/ignored elements of humanity.
A confrontation of human (un)consciousness.
Social awkwardness.
Insidious laughter.

Friday, January 30, 2009 at 8pm.

Confirmed guest artists include:
Natasha Marin (Butoh) + Aaron Roth (flute)
Anastacia Tolbert (indigo madness)
Ellen Mueller (Valerie Hartman/Time travel with The System)
Ashaki M. Jackson (Cannibalistic poetry/Altar-making)
Becky Flanders – (Ana Suromai – Female Genital Revelation)
Khadijah Queen (Fearful Beloved) + Zak Hemsteger (drums)
More TBA…

BREAKDOWN is organized by Khadijah Queen.
Multidisciplinary artist and writer Khadijah Queen is a graduate fellow in studio art at University of South Florida. Her first book of poetry, Conduit, was published in 2008 by Akashic Books. She has performed and exhibited nationally, and curates an annual multi-genre performance series, “Courting Risk,” in NYC.