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Institution is a Verb : A Panoply Performance Lab Compilation

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INSTITUTION IS A VERB is a compendium of community-contributed texts, scores, notes, and documentation culminating and indexing 7 years of collaboration, para-capitalist research, and performative institution during Panoply Performance Laboratory’s operations as a laboratory site at 104 Meserole Street in Brooklyn, NY.

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Panoply Performance Lab

Editors: Esther Neff (PPL founder), Ayana Evans, Tsedaye Makonnen, Elizabeth Lamb ---- Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) is a flexible performance collective, experimental philosophy thinktank, and organizational entity working through hybrid “life art” forms of social assembly, mobilization, theatricality, musicality, and materialization that often combine multiple disciplines and modes. PPL’s “operas of operations,” performance art works, installations, and social projects have been realized in theaters, galleries, museums, parking lots, at Walgreens and gas stations, through “relational march” tours across the USA, and in convergence with conferences, books, tours, exhibitions, and collaborations with other organizations. PPL founder Esther Neff is also the instigator of the Brooklyn International Performance Art Foundation and organizes the platform PERFORMANCY FORUM. PPL is currently working as a part of MARSH (Materializing & Activating Radical Social Habitus) in St. Louis, MO, and working on two new operas (entitled DROSOPHILIA and PROTAGONY). www.panoplylab.org IG: @panoplylab

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INSTITUTION IS A VERB is a compendium of community-contributed texts, scores, notes, and documentation culminating and indexing 7 years of collaboration, para-capitalist research, and performative institution during Panoply Performance Laboratory’s operations as a laboratory site at 104 Meserole Street in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Gathering texts, documentation, scores, notes, and recollections from the community of performance makers, witnesses, and others who actualized PPL’s operation as a lab site at 104 Meserole Street 2012-2018, this project echoes, recognizes, and critically reflects upon (p)articular performances, forms of gathering, collective ideation procedures, and (for)bearances of witness practiced across the site, its situations, and multiplicit envisaging processes. To presence, to difference, to practical, performative resilience, descriptions of what was seen, how some felt, what one did and why are dedicated in documentary formats. In context, for history, in substantiation of the value of each other, PPL (in lab iteration) culminates 7 years of collaboration, para-capitalist research, and performative institution (institution as a verb).

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