The Oberlin Review

Buffalo-based musician Derick Evans performed an experimental show in Fairchild Chapel last Friday night, which included his original one-act musical Through The Night.

“Through The Night” Strikes Warm, Thoughtful Tone

November 10, 2017

As the audience filed into Fairchild Chapel last Friday night and filled up the pews in groups of twos and threes, a peaceful ambient track filled the space. Viewers murmured with anticipation as they waited for Derick Evans — hosted in Oberlin by the Asian American Alliance — to take the stage. Perhaps people had chosen to see Evans perform because of the eye-catching, color-saturated posters for “In The Chapel” that had appeared around campus, or because they were intrigued by the event...

Performance artist and activist Tania Bruguera, who gave a lecture Wednesday at the Allen Memorial Art Museum.

On the Record with Tania Bruguera, activist and artist

April 1, 2016

Tania Bruguera is a political activist and performance artist hailing from Cuba. Her latest project, #YoTambienExijo (“I Also Demand”), involved the placement of a microphone in the middle of Revolution Square in Havana. The project, which is intended to give any interested person one minute of uncensored free speech on the microphone, is open to the public. Bruguera came to campus this week to speak on that project and on her concept “Political Timing Specific," a tool of self-explanation used to orie...

College sophomore Elizabeth Grooms creates a live stream of herself as part of the Performance Art & Technology Winter Term class taught by Art Department Technology Coordinator Francis Wilson. Students learned about the history of and the technology used in performance

Performance Art Grapples with Girlhood, Grieving

February 5, 2016

For her final performance in the Winter Term Performance Art & Technology class, College sophomore Elizabeth Grooms filmed herself with Periscope, an app that allows users to livestream anything and viewers to leave comments on the video. She performed her installation alongside classmates at Storage art gallery on Jan. 28. Grooms’ project focused on how girls and women view themselves through technology. “I was filming a video of myself, and then people were commenting, but I wasn’t saying...

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