I am Chris Purdie is a performance art piece involving thirty-five performers playing the role of visual artist Chris Purdie. The cast wears the "Chris Purdie uniform" and performs the role as they interact with patrons attending the artist's reception. For the duration of the exhibition, there will be at least one "Chris Purdie" in the gallery during their hours.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Performance Exhibition March 6, 2009 6-9PM

The Portrait Project is well underway now. We have the cast and rehearsals have begun.
Watch for more information

Monday, January 19, 2009

Please contact me if you are interested in being a part of this project.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Auditions Announcement

A U D I T I O N S !

Artist Chris Purdie Announces AUDITIONS for a Performance Art Project

Needed: Looking for a diverse group of 40 actors and actresses, ages 16 and up, for a large-scale performance art project.

Project Description: The project consists of 40 actors and actresses all playing the same role of visual artist, Chris Purdie, in a gallery during his art reception (March 6th, 6-9 p.m.). Preparation will include learning how to improvise and "be" Chris Purdie. After the reception and for the duration of the art exhibition (March 6th-28th), there will be at least one "Chris Purdie" in the gallery during gallery hours. (For more information, see Project Details below.)

Expectations: I am looking for dependable and independently-driven individuals to produce quality performances. The project is a conceptually-driven performance. The performers are expected to understand the concept behind the performance and dedicate the time necessary to produce a quality performance.

Audition Information: Auditions will be improvisational and based on the character description you will be given.
Please come to one of the three audition dates listed below.
Date: Monday January 19, 2009
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Sego Art Center 169 N. Univ. Ave. Provo
Date: Tuesday January 20, 2009
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Utah Valley University Campus, Gunther Trades Bldg., Rm# GT 635
Date: Wednesday January 21, 2009
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Brigham Young University Campus, Harris Fine Arts Center, Rm# F556

Project Details:
Title: PORTRAIT: The Legacy of a Conversation
Performance Location: Sego Art Center (169 N. Univ. Ave. Provo)
Full exhibition runs March 6-28, 2009
Main performance/reception will be held on March 6, 2009 from 6-9 p.m.
Time commitment: If cast, performers will be asked to commit a total of approximately 24 hours (3-4 rehearsals, 2-3 performances).
Compensation: Performers will receive an exhibition catalog, documentary video, and a unique experience for their resumes.

For more information contact Chris Purdie: chrisdpurdie@hotmail.com or 801-426-4696.