“Halloween Costume Birthday Party Concert” is under the sovereign control of video, performance and installation legend Julia Heyward who will perform solo and with special guests. Promising a sneak preview of her new “playable” interactive interface (excerpts of new DVD), Ms. Hayward is requesting a costumed public all in the best interest of the birthday party to follow the performance. Masks provided at door for the lazy.
Julia Heyward, once known by the pseudonym “Duka Delight,” is a multi-media artist whose performances and moving-image works orchestrate sound, language, and image into indelible symbolic compositions. Heyward’s earliest performance and video art from the 1970s show the artist’s expressive use of staging, cinematography, and her own charismatic presence and vocal techniques to deliver visceral monologues that have the blunt cadence and rawness of poetry.