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Rules of Engagement" Performance

This Friday, October 19th, jcd dupuy in collaboration with conceptual artists Jose Garza and Michael Powell, will host “ Rules of Engagement” at the Lewis Center’s 1st floor atrium/ installation space.

This non-traditional reading will incorporate video, found audio and performance taking place in two rooms simultaneously. 

This event promptly begins at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served.


The event took place in two rooms. In one room Dupuy read an excerpt titled “Dearborn” sitting at a table with a mechanics snake light hanging down from the ceiling. The only chair was the one Dupuy sat on. Audience members could choose to stand, sit on the floor, get a drink or walk to the other room. 

In the other room was a simulated live-feed of the reading without sound and a video created by Powell and Garza blending drone strike audio footage with a continuous loop of a group of artists standing around a grocery store parking lot. That group included: Whitney Polich, Zak Smoker, Erin During, and J. Christopher Dupuy. 

Also in the room were 500 sheets of a Burroughs-esque cut-up of the text that was being read along with instructions on how to make a paper airplane. 

Powell and dupuy- photo by Garza. 

Powell and dupuy- photo by Garza. 

Powell can be found here

Garza can be found here

Earlier Event: October 16
St. Louis Clemens Ave Apartments
Later Event: May 3
In Their Turn