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Institute of Contemporary Art Miami

ICA Performs: Artist Theater Program

On December 3, 2015, Los Angeles-based artist Erika Vogt presented the Artist Theater Program, a collaborative performance commissioned by ICA Miami in partnership with Performa 15.

Artist Theater Program was started by Erika Vogt in 2011 as a film and video exhibition in a black box theater. It recently culminated in a live collaborative performance at Roulette Theater in Brooklyn as a commission for Performa 15. The ICA performance “A Piano is for Knife” is a textual version of the Performa piece “Lava plus Knives” and is a reflection of what began as a writing collaboration between Erika Vogt, Dylan Mira and Shannon Ebner. The ICA Miami performance was sited in Ebner’s “Black Box Collision A” room on the occasion of her exhibition, A Public Character, on view from October 8 through January 17, 2016.

Shannon Ebner holds a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Yale University School of Art. Her work encompasses photography, video, sculpture and installation. Ebner’s works frequently explores the nature of writing and its meaning, with the work acting as a form of writing, and the writing, in turn, a way of seeing.

Dylan Mira is an artist moving image and text, recording how language makes bodies. Mira holds an MFA in New Genres from University of California Los Angeles and a BFA in Video from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She grew up between the Midwest and East Asia and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Erika Vogt received her MFA in “Live Action” from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles.

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