Now entering its fourth year, Low Lives is an international festival of live performance-based works transmitted via the internet and projected in real time at multiple venues throughout the U.S. and around the world. Low Lives presents works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the potential of performance practice through live online broadcasting networks. These networks provide a new alternative and efficient medium for presenting, viewing, and archiving performances.

Friday, April 27, 6:06PM: Linda Hutchins
Linda Hutchins will combine drawing and percussion in White Out, a performance that weaves repeated strokes of silver from ten thimble-clad finger into a rhythmic pattern on the walls. Immediately following the performance, Hutchins will re-paint the wall, erasing all traces of the work.

Saturday, April 28, 1:10PM: Future Death Toll
In HEAD_STRAP, Future Death Toll toys with themes of collaboration, distance and death. The group will enact a form of mitosis—a human mutation—by unifying their heads in a single form of alginate, plaster bandages, and breathing tubes.

Saturday, April 28, 1:33PM: Austin Adkins
Austin Adkins performs repetitious tasks in the pursuit of perfection—the tools and objects he employs are “training wheels” towards the development of proficiency. For Moves in the Field (Loops), he’ll draw upon his his experience competitive roller-skating to create a physical “video loop” online and in the PICA space.

Saturday, April 28, 2:37PM: Robert Tyree
Robert Tyree will present a five minute dance solo choreographed to coincide, line by line, with the aural attributes of a single poem by Romanian writer Andra Rotaru. The poem, read in Romanian by the author, was written in direct response to Tyree’s dance work during Rotaru’s CEC ArtsLink residency with PICA in November of 2011.