A call for volunteers to perform in an upcoming exhibition at Lisa Cooley gallery

I’ve just received a message from VCS student Rivers Plasketes about a call for volunteers to perform in an upcoming show at a Lisa Cooley gallery, where he’s working as an intern this summer. Here’s what he had to say:

I’m interning at Lisa Cooley in LES right now and we have a group show called ‘Antibody’ coming up for which we need volunteers/performers for a piece by Eva Kotatkova. It looks like a really good show (including a piece by Ed Atkins), and I thought I’d extend the opportunity to VCS.

Here’s the information that Rivers forwarded with his message:

Lisa Cooley is seeking performers to participate in a performance piece by Eva Kotatkova as part of our upcoming exhibition, Antibody. The exhibition will open on June 28th and remain on view through July 26th.


For the duration of the piece, performers sit or stand behind a curtain, hanging in the window of the gallery. Performers are asked to lend one part of their body (eyes, arms, face, legs) to the curtain – inserting this part into slits made in the curtain for this exact purpose: they will act as distinct sections of a body. Performers will not be asked to act theatrically or play pantomime, nor should they interact verbally. Rather, each performer should develop his/her own pensive and casual expressive language. The performance may be physically demanding but performers are allowed to rest and move at any time.



Performances will take place on the following dates:

Friday, June 28th 6-8pm
Saturday, June 29th 2-6pm
Sunday, June 30th 2-6pm

Thursday, July 11th 2-6pm
Friday, July 12th 2-6pm
Thursday, July 18th 2-6pm
Friday, July 19th 2-6pm
Thursday, July 25th 2-6pm
Friday, July 26th, 2-6pm

To participate, please email Rachel Valinsky at rachel@lisa-cooley with your name, phone number, and brief description of your experience and interests, as well as your availability (availability for all performances is welcome but not required).

Lisa Cooley is located on the Lower East Side at 107 Norfolk Street in Manhattan. For gallery hours and other information, please visit the gallery’s information page.

In addition to the works shown at the link above, you can learn a little more about Eva Kotatkova’s art at these links:


Visual & Critical Studies