Maiza Hixson, a People’s Biennial participant based in Philadelphia has recently prepared a curatorial project that will debut at AUX, an extension of Vox Populi Gallery, and Philadelphia’s newest space dedicated to performance. The opening night features a duet, Rhomboid, a collaboration between dancer Gabrielle Revlock and violinist Jacob Mitas, exploring the “primary geometry” of the line and the circle, while curator Maiza Hixson initiates conversations about subjective experiences of visual art. Over three consecutive evenings, artists, dancers and musicians will offer challenging, experimental and interdisciplinary work including live art and music presented by local arts collectives, including Bodega, Little Berlin, & Tiger Strikes Asteroid.
For People’s Biennial, Hixson contributed her short film, Men are Much Harder 2, in which she explores the boundaries of how people react to pornographic, medical, and artistic images of nude bodies. The film was inspired by a university research study which documented the ways in which men and women responded to images of the male and female nude in pornography, medical and artistic contexts. Hixson is Curator at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, as well as an independent curator and an artist.
AUX PERFORMANCE SPACE OPENING
PERFORMANCE DATES: July 29 - 31, 2011, beginning each night at 8pm OPENING NIGHT: Friday, July 29 at 8pm
AUX and Vox Populi
319 North 11th Street