A Pathway to Equality Through Narrative

In 2013 the Nelson-Atkins Museum partnered with the American Jazz Museum and the Black Archives of Mid-America to create an exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on [...]

Not Provoke, But Invite: RubiX’s First Year

Haley Kostas remembers prepping her collaborating dancers behind the curtains directly before they walked out for the first RubiX performance back in September. The other members of RubiX—Sarah [...]

RubiX preps for its first performance

  RubiX is an experimental performance outlet that brings together musicians, dancers, performing artists, visual artists and writers to collaborate on transformative events. Today on the [...]

Garage School at Open House

Open House is pleased to announce Garage School, an expansion to our programming made possible through the Rocket Grant project award! From late September into October we will be hosting [...]

On a Loop, and in the Loo: Turning a Restroom into a Microcinema for a Day

What is it like to screen a film in a restroom? I can now answer that question! On May 11, 2018, I installed (above) a 7-inch tablet looping our short film, Lessons from Exes, in the restroom at [...]

“West Side Por Vida”: Reclaiming History with Rodolfo Marron III

  Holding on to History There’s a mural on Summit, just south of its intersection with Southwest boulevard. Weathered by the seasons, graffiti tags, and local efforts at hiding them, [...]

THE GOLD STANDARD

Admit it; you were keeping score.The Rio Olympics turned watching gymnastics—once shunned as the Cold-War provenance of Eastern Europe—into a Red State, core family value. Despite the [...]

Rocket Talk: Place-Making vs Place-Keeping: Dave Loewenstein, Sara Taliaferro, and the USDAC

  On Saturday, February 6th at La Esquina, just after Jessica Borusky and Judith G. Levy’s cross-dialogue on Persona and Place, visitors wandered about the gallery while technicians and [...]

Rocket Talk: Judith G. Levy and Jessica Borusky on “Persona and Place”

Saturday, February 6th, a comfortable crowd gathered to sit in a few rows of chairs, set to one side of the “Traces and Trajectories” exhibition. The show had its opening debut the night before, [...]

The Technology of Performance

            In its initial version Guest Writer’s Revenge was more like a karaoke performance, with words appearing on a monitor so participants could read along. Over time, its developer, Colin [...]