Edge Zones presents the sixth annual Miami Performance International Festival (M/P’17). Founded in 2012, this year’s festival will be held between June 23 and 25, 2017. The festival is curated by Charo Oquet and Frank Falestra (Rat Bastard).
The participating artists (from Chile, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Germany, Iran, and the United States) include Stephanie Acosta, Rev. Houston R. Cypress, Otter Clan, Barbati Confeti (Dominican Republic), Maria Therese Barbist, Rat Bastard, Pip Brant, Jose Garza, Honorable Deamons, Chris Dougnac, Viviana Druga, Rick Fantasies, GAMBLETRON & JOHNNY FOREVER, Liony Garcia, Audry Horny, Fsik Huvnx, Ironing, Jan and Dave, Navid Memar, Janler Mendéz (Cuba), Gray Moreau, Muu Blanco, Juju Pie, Bill Orcutt, Sahily Tamayo & Wilmer Diaz, Gustavo Solar, Sarah Valdez, Pia Lové-Toribio. [Events are free but availability is limited.]
Description: M/P ’17 will be an intense and stimulating week where dozens of local, national and international artists will perform new and exciting work. M/P ’17 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, noise and video screenings. M/P ‘17 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.
This year M/P’17 has added a Noise Night curated by Rat Bastard with several guess artists from outside of Florida.
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 ‘17 performances have no designated areas, but rather remain unconstrained by a traditional stage, dissolving the boundary between the artists and viewers.
6.23.17 1 pm -04 pm MIAMI BEACH Ocean and 3rdrr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
6.23.17 6 pm -12 am EDGE ZONES ART GALLERY, 3317 NW 7th Cir, FL 33127, MIAMI, FL 33127
6.24.17 6 pm -11 pm EDGE ZONES ART GALLERY, 3317 NW 7th Cir, FL 33127, MIAMI, FL 33127
6.25.17 1 pm – 05 pm MIAMI BEACH BOTANICAL GARDEN – 2000 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139