Blank Forms is a curatorial platform dedicated to the presentation and preservation of time-based performance practices. Committed to long-term working relationships with individual artists both emerging and established, Blank Forms creates in-depth public programs and educational materials that provide a range of perspectives on inherently ephemeral practices that fall outside of conventional institutional support systems and consequently risk remaining inaccessible, minimally documented, and obscure. Through a variety of curatorial approaches including online and print publishing, public performances, exhibitions, education workshops, seminars, and residencies, Blank Forms crafts a robust support structure for artists and the presentation of their work.
Yarn/Wire/Currents: Alvin Lucier’s Oasis
Yarn/Wire performs a commission of Alvin Lucier’s Oasis at a Blank Forms-presented concert in Brooklyn, 2016.
Tony Conrad meets Charlemagne Palestine
Legendary composers Tony Conrad and Charlemagne Palestine met at the midtown Manhattan church where Palestine was the carillonneur. In 2017 Blank Forms presented Palestine ringing the bells at the church in honor of what would have been Conrad’s 77th birthday. The performance was recorded and released on cassette later that year.