Two friends cloistered in their living quarters and studios, one by the Mississippi River and the other by the Bronx River, engage in a show-and-tell, more like a perform-and-tell, dealing with their creative lives from a place of isolation, but of great expansion as well. Drawing from a life-long art praxis that goes back long before they visited an art gallery or a museum, Billy and Nicolás focus on elements of their performances and their day-to-day to be with each other and those they touch in time and space. They also acknowledge the role of interruptions, shared rites of passages, and reinterpretations of hearsay and tales in their work and play. Billy and Nicolás integrate those in attendance by inviting them to share and discuss sacred objects that are part of their lives.
Those wishing to attend, please have with you a sacred object that you can talk about when you join this event!
About Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo
In 2011 Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo was baptized as a Bronxite by the Bronx River, by Bill Aguado and Susan Newmark Fleminger. In an earlier experience, he traveled from the Bronx to Berlin, Germany, where he surrendered his persona before entering the Czech Republic, where he embodied the Holy Infant of Prague, full time, for 5 days.
About Billy X. Curmano
Billy X. Curmano engaged in a 2,367.4-mile swim from the source of the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico as a performance and environmental statement. In another performance, he fasted on juice and water for 40 days, in Death Valley, seeking visions and enlightenment.