Vox Populi and Practice Gallery present
Who is she? Tour: Chartruisa and Jennifer Vanilla + Yixuan Pan
$7-10 suggested donation. no one turned away for lack of funds
Jennifer Vanilla is the entrepreneurial fantasy vessel LARPed into reality by Becca Kauffman, a New York City performance artist and long standing member of art rock band, Ava Luna. Her commercial-inspired vocalizations, paired with reconstructions (or “jv edits”) of 90’s house tracks, are reminiscent of Will Powers, Ann Steel, and Laurie Anderson, and provide the foundation for her comedic motivational, live performances. A contempo clown who uses attention as her business model, she’ll sell you back to yourself for free.
Monotone Monologues star Chartruisa, a local representative of Monochromania: the chartreuse sector. Drenched in a world of monochrome chartreuse and slow-speaking, androgynous monotone speed, Chartruisa is hypersensitive to touch but newly seeking love in the Earthly realm. Monotone Monologues recount small slurps of attempts of humanly connection.
Yixuan Pan is an artist who was born and raised in the land of fish and rice, Hunan, China. To deal with issues of translation and communication as well as reimagining the western hegemony through a global outlook, her anti-disciplinary practice merges multiple media and modes of presentation such as performance, video, lollipop, music therapy, choral conducting, and more. By dislocating language from its context and form, Pan questions the linguistic structures people learn and unlearn in relation to comfort, temperature, transparency, hierarchy and power dynamics.