Antifreeze – Zackary Drucker, Dynasty Handbag, Joseph Keckler, Colin Self

Abrons Arts Center / May 9th, 2014

NYPAC, the New York Performance Artists Collective, is pleased to present ANTIFREEZE at Abrons Arts Center on May 9th, 2014. Following her participation in the Whitney Biennial, Zackary Drucker returns to New York to host this evening of performances during the height of art fair fever. The evening of short, DIY works by Colin Self, Joseph Keckler, and Dynasty Handbag provides a palate cleanser, of sorts, to the pristine objects, clean sight lines, and luminous atmospheres of most art viewing contexts.

Channeling the restless ghosts of the downtown underground, the three artists play with various personas to skewer consumerism, gender conventions, and fine art with humor and self-deprecation. Colin Self presents a solo performance that he describes as "extended vocal techniques, narratively illustrating the transformative effects of vocality." Joseph Keckler incorporates autobiographical elements and a range of vocalizations to create dream-like narratives in a multi-octave, operatic voice. Dynasty Handbag’s stand-up puts forward a manic, irreverent, and self-deprecating personality. All photos: Gerard Garvey / Gayletter.

Press: Helix Queer Performance Network / Gayletter / Complex Art+Design / GalleristNY / ARTINFO / M Daily / ForYourArt

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