Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The X-Patsys at (Le) Poisson Rouge on March 6 as part of Armory Arts Week

Performa Presents

Devouring Time: A Song and Spoken Word Journey Into Night

Co-presented by Metro Pictures and Deitch Projects as part of Armory Arts Week

Friday, March 6, 2009
8:00 pm (Doors open at 7:00)
(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York
Tickets $20
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Performa is pleased to present The X-Patsys – an art rock band comprising the extraordinary German actress Barbara Sukowa (star of Fassbinder films including Lola and Berlin Alexanderplatz) and acclaimed visual artists Robert Longo and Jon Kessler – at the downtown art cabaret and performance space (Le) Poisson Rouge.

The evening-length performance, Devouring Time: a song and spoken word journey into night, which Performa first presented for the Performa 07 biennial in 2007, will once again feature celebrated musicians Knox Chandler (guitar), Anthony Coleman (keyboards), Sean Conly (bass), and Anton Fier (drums). Using elements of Baroque musical forms to tackle themes of love and loss, the X-Patsys will perform songs by artists such as Patsy Cline, Tom Waits, Muddy Waters, and Joy Division, interwoven with readings from William Shakespeare and Andreas Gryphius, resulting in a blend of cultural references that creates a sonic journey of magical intensity.

Tickets are $20 and available through (Le) Poisson Rouge at (212) 796-0741 or by going to

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