Presented at Neutral Ground, 1835 Scarth Street.
Co-curated by Cindy Baker, Curator of Moving Image & Performance, Dunlop Art Gallery, and Amber Phelps Bondaroff, Programming Coordinator, Neutral Ground with Producing Partner Curtain Razors.
Featuring artists Johanna Bundon, Jayden Pfeifer, Lee Henderson.
Untitled Peter Tripp Project is an installation-based performance inspired by a midcentury publicity stunt. In 1959, New York DJ Peter Tripp conducted a fundraiser for the March of Dimes in which he broadcast, without sleeping, for 201 hours from a booth in Times Square. With his story as both background and springboard, Bundon, Pfeifer, and Henderson have been collaborating on the composition of performance fragments since 2018.
For two weeks in June, Untitled Peter Tripp Project is taking over Neutral Ground Artist-Run Centre’s gallery space to conduct research into broadcast media and the time-based nature of live performance. Using FM radio, networked technologies, along with their bodies and voices, the artists will expose themes of endurance, absent bodies, and distant audiences.
Image: Bundon Pfeifer Henderson, Untitled Peter Tripp Project