I’m Feeling Lucky

Thursday 07-09-09 7 pm
P.P.O.W. Gallery, 511 W 25th St, #301, NYC
I’m Feeling Lucky

From the 90’s chat room to the 00’s social net­work, the inter­net has been revered for its unprece­dented poten­tial for con­nec­tiv­ity and reviled for offer­ing an impov­er­ished and false sub­sti­tute for face-to-face inter­ac­tion. But the vir­tual need not exclude the phys­i­cal. Ad Hoc Vox was reminded of this one night this spring when we watched hun­dreds of kids descend on Wash­ing­ton Square park, inter­rupt­ing our busi­ness meet­ing to clob­ber one another with foam fun noo­dles. They arrived from all direc­tions — indi­vid­u­ally, in pairs, and in small groups — and their sud­den assem­bly was so mys­te­ri­ous that we were com­pelled to ask one flee­ing boy what was going on. He explained that they were a flash­mob respond­ing to a call posted on face­book to act out a Star Wars-inspired battle.

Ad Hoc Vox, too, has put out a call, ask­ing artists — sev­eral of whom we have worked with before — to respond per­for­ma­tively to the inter­net as source. The results will com­prise I’m Feel­ing Lucky. This evening of per­for­mances serves as a com­pan­ion to Image Search, a group show at P.P.O.W. Gallery that presents the work of thir­teen artists who use the inter­net as the pri­mary source for ref­er­ence and research in their image-making process.


Featuring Derrick Adams, Tyler Coburn, Dynasty Handbag, Justin Lieberman, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, and Mariah Robertson.

is currently represented by Collette Blanchard Gallery and has recently performed works at Participant for PERFORMA as well as Momenta Art. His performances and work have also been included in P.S.1/MoMA's Greater New York and Triple Candie.

TYLER COBURN is an artist and critic based in New York. Coburn is a contributing editor of ArtReview and has recently written texts for Rhizome, The Highlights, Metropolis M, and Vitamin 3-D. He has recently exhibited and performed at SculptureCenter, Queens; Renwick Gallery, New York; EFA Project Space, New York; and John Connelly Presents, New York. Coburn previously worked with Ad Hoc Vox on the De-centered Practice, for CAA in Los Angeles in February. No Bees, No Blueberries, a group exhibition Coburn co-curated with Sarina Basta, is currently on view at Harris Lieberman through July 30, 2009.

JIBZ CAMERON is a performance and video artist who lives and works in New York. In 2002 she began to develop Dynasty Handbag, a one-woman show combining music, audio, video and live performance. She has been dubbed a "crackpot genius" by the Village Voice and the New York Times has said of her work "the most funniest and most pitch perfect piece of performance art seen in years." Her work has been presented at, among other sites, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY, The Kitchen, Yerba Buena Center for The Arts, SF and at Performa 07. She is a 2007 recipient of the Fresh Tracks Artistin Residency Program at Dance Theater Workshop, and a 2008 recipient of the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performing Arts.

JUSTIN LIEBERMAN was born in 1977 in Gainsville, FL. He obtained a diploma from the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston. He has exhibited his work at various venues in the US and Europe. His recording, Object Lessons made in collaboration with C. Spencer Yeh, was released on "What The..." Records earlier this year.

SARA GREENBERGER RAFFERTY has had solo exhibitions at The Kitchen, New York and Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College earlier this year; Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles and P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center, New York in 2006. Her first large-scale commission, realized by the Public Art Fund, is currently on view through September 2009 at the MetroTech Center in Brooklyn. Rafferty previously worked with Ad Hoc Vox on the De-centered Practice, for CAA in Los Angeles in February. She will have a solo exhibition at the Rachel Uffner Gallery in September.

MARIAH ROBERTSON is originally from Northern California where she attended several classes in the photography department of City College of San Francisco during the 1999-2000 academic year. She now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.