Project Description

I Will Rip Your Arms Off

Artist: Ieva Misevi?i?t?
Curator: Summer Guthery
September 18th, 2013

Co-presented with PICA as part of the Time Based Art Festival and the opening event of the 2013-14 Curator-in-Residence season.

Misevi?i?t?—former Lithuanian clown, academic, and practitioner of unproductive gymnastics—presents her take on sketch comedy that lost its punch line and has been abstracted through dance and free-floating characters. The performance will be followed by a series of minute events in which we will learn that life can never be as sweet as a sponge. Miseviciute, a performing artist and curator,  has performed in such venues as The Kitchen, New York; dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel; de Appel art centre, Amsterdam; Center Pompidou, Paris; Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius; and Performa 09 at Swiss Institute, New York.
Jessica Mitrani is a visual artist, writer, theater director and filmmaker.  Her work has been exhibited at venues internationally, including Jeu de Paume Museum, Paris; Hors Pistes Festival at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; White Columns Gallery, New York; Brooklyn Academy of Music; Museum of Modern Art Bogotá; and MACRO Museum in Rome, among others; and has been featured in numerous film festivals and programs such as Women in the Director’s Chair in Chicago; Women Make Movies in New York; in competition in the 47 Oberhaussen Short Film Festival in Germany; and broadcast on the television networks SBS in Australia and ARTE-WDR in France and Germany. She won the MK2 cinemas Grand Prix 2012 award for her video Headpieces for Peace at  ASVOFF5 held at the Pompidou center this past November.


Selected Press

27 Gnosis,” Dan Fox, Frieze Magazine, March 24, 2013

11th Baltic Triennial of International Art,” Kasia Redzisz, Frieze Magazine, November-December 2012

Dream Catcher,” Kate Sutton, Artforum,  September 1, 2012


About Disjecta’s Curator-in-Residence Program 

The Curator-in-Residence program provides an opportunity for emerging local and national curatorial talent to develop and expand the scope of their practice. During their one-year residency, curators engage a broad range of artists to create a series of exhibitions in Disjecta’s dynamic 3,500-square-foot space. By showcasing new work and fueling collaborations between artists, curators, and viewers, Disjecta seeks to impact new audiences and intervene in the larger contemporary arts dialogue. Summer Guthery,the 2013–2014 Curator-in-Residence, received an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. The CIR program receives major support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.




Doors at 7:00PM

Show at 8:00PM


$18 at the door