IMAGE: Installation view, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Autorreconstrucción: Social Tissue, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland, February 16 – March 25, 2018. Artwork © Abraham Cruzvillegas. Image courtesy Kunsthaus Zürich. Photograph by Nelly Rodriguez.

Abraham Cruzvillegas:
Hi, how are you, Gonzo?

Exhibition Activation: Okie Dokie, Karaoke!

Activations are included with museum admission.
Admission is free of charge every Tuesday; complimentary advance tickets for Tuesday activations are encouraged.

Abraham Cruzvillegas embraces the concept of autoconstrucción—loosely defined as “self-constructing”—in a vibrant artistic practice imbued with a sense of constant becoming, a curiosity to learn and share information.

Join us in the galleries for Okie Dokie, Karaoke!, an evening of performance utilizing materials within Abraham Cruzvillegas’s exhibition. Participants will activate elements in the installation using the tools and vernacular of karaoke and Foley sound (or the reproduction of noises for sound effects). Viewers are welcome to sit on the sidelines or engage in improvisatory compositions enacted by students from the Performance Art Class at UT-Austin, who will draw from diverse sources including Victoria's Secret, Alibaba, and the Spice Girls to experience the space through the blending of our auditory and visual senses.

This activation features performances created in Michael Smith’s Advanced Performance Course at The University of Texas at Austin, with the teaching assistance of Nima Bahrehmand. Participating students include Katie Broyles, James Cheon, Nathan Dinh, Emma Garcia, Haley Hill, Abby Johnson, Brooke Johnson, Bailey Mcdonald, Kitty Biel, Rowan Summers, Gracie Unland, and Malyne Wilkins.