PERFORMANCES

PERFORMANCES, READINGS, VIDEO, PRODUCTION, DIRECTION, SOLO AND GROUP PARTICIPATIONS

Wolf Gowin had been for four years until 1991 the poetry coordinator of monthly readings at MARS Artspace, a non-profit artist organization in Phoenix, AZ. The reading series was called Divergent Arts Poetry Series and featured poets and fiction writers from the entire State of Arizona.

Gowin co-founded 1990 a reading series at Houle Books, a bookstore in Phoenix, AZ, at 36 East Camelback. The reading series (Readings at Houle's) featured renown writers residing in the southwestern states.

Gowin was the co-founder of THEATRE OF OUTRAGE & EXCELLENCE (1990-1992), a writer/performance art group from Phoenix, AZ, which performed at gallery spaces. The group showed experimental controversial work dealing with social issues.

He has produced and directed a Literature Performance Series (1990-1991) featuring audiotaped readings of controversial subject matters written by famous American writers and live performances by Arizona artists.

Gowin provided the concept and organization of an exhibition exchange program with German visual artists. Through his efforts artists selected by NEUE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR BILDENDE KUNST, Berlin, Germany, were able to show their art in November 1991 at MARS Artspace, Phoenix, AZ. He coordinated the set-up of another International Exchange Show Germany - USA in 1995 between Galerie M in Berlin and LA Artcore Center in Los Angeles.

Chronological List of Performances

May 25, 1988 Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, AZ
(solo reading)
October 16, 1988 Divergent Arts Poetry Series, Phoenix, AZ
(solo reading)
November 18, 1989 Encanto Park Clubhouse, Phoenix, AZ
"2nd Annual People‘s Poetry Festival"
(reading performance participant)
January 5, 1990 Eleven East Ashland Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Theatre of Outrage & Excellence
Performance
(concept, co-direction, performance participant, solo performance)
April 21, 1990 Arcosanti, Mayer, AZ
Theatre of Outrage & Excellence
"A Performance For Earth Day"
(co-direction, performance participant)
May 18, 1990 MARS Artspace, Phoenix, AZ
Performance
(concept, direction, performance participant)
June 22 & 23, 1990 Performing Arts Building, Phoenix, AZ
"Opendance II"
(solo performance, stage manager)
June 28, 1990 Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, AZ
"Poetry For Rainforest Survival"
(performance participant)
August 4, 1990 Divergent Arts Poetry Series, Phoenix, AZ
"Open Reading"
(reading participant)
August 10, 1990 MARS Artspace, Phoenix, AZ
"Jon Planas and the Desert Faces"
Performance
(stage manager)
September 8, 1990 Performing Arts Building, Phoenix, AZ
"Taste the Sound of Victory"
"The Blind Train" by Jeff Falk
(performance participant)
October 7, 1990 Bentley‘s, The Bookery, Tucson, AZ
"The Lamplight Readings"
(solo reading performance)
October 1990 Production of video "Cognition"
(direction, solo performance)
November 2, 1990 Performing Arts Building, Phoenix, AZ
Literary Performance Series by Wolf Gowin
"American Culture. Why I Am Here."
(concept, direction, production, performance participant)
November 7 & 8, 1990 Performing Arts Building, Phoenix, AZ
"Rites of Passing and Requiem" by P. J. Clark and S. Gompf
(stage manager, video performance participant)
November 15 & 16, 1990 Performing Arts Building, Phoenix, AZ
"A Soul‘s Awakening" by Michèle Ceballos Coté
(co-direction, solo performance, stage manager)
"Industrial Expressionism" by Michèle Ceballos Coté
(performance participant, stage manager)
November 17 & 18, 1990 Encanto Park Clubhouse, Phoenix, AZ
"The People‘s Poetry Festival"
(performance participant)
December 15, 1990 Theatre Triad, Phoenix, AZ
"Mid Winters Nite‘s Dream"
(performance participant)
February 1991 Production of video "I Believe In You" by M. Manley
(actor)
February 10, 1991 Performing Arts Building, Phoenix, AZ
Literary Performance Series by Wolf Gowin
"Rough Splinters in Exotic Juices"
(concept, direction, production, performance participant)
February 14, 1991 Sun Club, Tempe, AZ
(reading performance)
February 17, 1991 Performing Arts Building, Phoenix, AZ
(solo performance)
February 23, 1991 Performing Arts Building, Phoenix, AZ
"Desert Rant" by Love/Hate Productions
(solo performance)
March 7, 1991 Alwun House, Phoenix, AZ
"The Terrible Dance of Power"
(reading participant)
March 16, 1991 Alwun House, Phoenix, AZ
"A Strategic Pause"
(reading participant)
February 29, 1992 Audio tape "Sculptural Sounds" released
(production, concept, direction, solo performance)
June 1992 Parts from the audio tape "Sculptural Sounds" are used as soundtrack for TV production series "Outrage & Excellence", Channel 32, Phoenix, AZ;
aired in June and July 1992.
August 1992 "Outrage & Excellence" with soundtrack from "Sculptural Sounds" continues until November 1992 on Channel 22, Phoenix, AZ;
aired weekly until the end of November 1992.
February 6, 1993 Caged Chameleon Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
"Rants And Scolding"
(concept, direction, performance participant, duo performance)
February 19, 1993 The Orpheum, Long Beach, CA
"Chamber Of Dementia"
performance
(reading participant)
March 20, 1993 Guggenheim Art Gallery, Chapman University, Fullerton, CA
"Steel & Ivy: Poetry at the Guggenheim"
(reading participant)
May 1993 "Outrage & Excellence" with soundtrack from "Sculptural Sounds"continues on Channel 22, Phoenix, AZ;
aired weekly again
June 21, 1994 Artspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Thursday‘s Poets"
(invited reader)
July 30, 1994 Anomalous Records, Whittier, CA
Sculptural sounds performance
(concept, direction, performer, with guitar work by Tom Beyrooty)
April 23, 1995 Galerie am Domhof, Zwickau, Germany
"Im Zug durch die Kunst zum Regen"
(concept, solo performance)
March 31, 1996 Kunstspeicher Friedersdorf, Friedersdorf, Germany
"Getreide - Speicher - Kunst"
slide show and sound
(concept, production, direction)
October 19, 1997 Galerie M, Berlin, Germany
"M 5 - Marzahn goes China"
Performance in co-operation with Simone Kornfeld and China Restaurant NEU WUHZOU
(concept, co-direction)
November 23, 1997 Galerie M, Berlin, Germany
"M 5 - Marzahn goes China"
Finissage Performance in cooperation with Simone Kornfeld
(performance participant)
May 16, 2002 Tiergarten (large public park), Berlin, Germany
Art Action with two sculptures of Wolf Gowin
Positioning of two sculptures within the park.
October 5, 2013 Downtown, Long Beach, California
"Soundwalk", presented by Flood
Sound Performance in cooperation with Tom Zear
(concept, co-direction, performance participant)
June 3, 2017 Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California
"soundpedro", presented by Flood
Sound Performance in cooperation with Tom Zear
(co-concept, co-direction, performance participant)