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Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
Multidiscipline performance, Miami, Florida, December 2007


Janet Biggs is among a substantial group of artists who turned to video and video installation in the early 1990s. Her multiple-channel installations, condensed yet epic, have garnered her a strong critical reputation and numerous museum exhibitions, as well as a position that places her work in the lineage of feminist discourse.

Biggs’ interdisciplinary, interspecies performance, Rules of Engagement, opened in New York in October 2005. This performance incorporated synchronized video projections, dancers, and a horse and rider. Biggs’ work has been shown at museums and public institutions throughout the US and Europe, including solo exhibitions at the Herbert E. Johnson Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions such as H20 at the Sante Fe Art Institute, Venden Varasa at the Vantaa Art Museum, Finland, Dwellan–Lingering Images at Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark and Aquaria, at the Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria. She has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Wexner Center Media Arts Program, Anonymous Was a Woman, Sony Electronics and Panasonic. Biggs is represented by Claire Oliver Gallery in New York City and Solomon Projects, Atlanta.


Daiky Alfonso, Teresa Luis, Patricia Mitat, Larissa Perez (swimmers) perform with the Dolphinettes of Miami. All have Olympic synchronized swimming experience, and have been members of the Cuban, Russian and US Olympic programs. Dolphinette swimmers have performed in the Oliver Stone film “Any Given Sunday”, at the MTV music awards, and many other TV and film appearances. They have been featured in National Geographic, the Miami Herald, and Conde Nast Travel Magazine.


Blake Fleming (drummer) started playing drums at age eight. He has performed extensively across the US, Canada and Europe. Fleming has performed for 2 to 20,000, including Presidents, Princes, and drunk punk rockers, and has had Greek food at 4am with Jello Biafra. Fleming has worked with Dazzling Killmen, Zeni Geva, Laddio Bolocko, Electric Turn To Me, The Mars Volta, and John Frusciante. Fresh off the road with The Mars Volta (opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers) Blake is currently keeping busy in NYC doing session work, teaching, making video montage and dj'ing (drinking) with Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers. He endorses Vic Firth sticks, mallets and brushes.


Stephanie Lempert (underwater videographer) received her B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work concentrates on analyzing various communication systems, and exists in a wide variety of media including sculpture, photography and video. Her work has been exhibited and collected domestically and internationally, including Socrates Sculpture Park, Weisspollack Gallery, Stella Art Gallery, The Moscow World Fine Art Fair, Art Basel Miami and The 2006 New York Video Festival. The A.I.R. Gallery in New York will feature a solo show of Lempert’s works in April 2007.


Kathryn Refi (drummer) received her M.F.A. from the University of Georgia and her B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her conceptually based work visually describes and reinterprets data gathered from her daily life. Her work has been highlighted in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including Color Recordings in 2006 at Solomon Projects in Atlanta, Georgia, Now! in 2006 at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina, and SouthXeast: Contemporary Southeastern Art in 2005 at the Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Refi’s work is represented in numerous private collections and has been reviewed in publications including Art in America, Art Papers, and the Atlanta Journal. Refi currently resides in Athens, Georgia and is represented by Solomon Projects in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to being a visual artist, Refi is the drummer for the musical group The New Sound of Numbers.


Jude Tallichet (drummer) is an artist who lives and works in Queens, New York. She has participated in the Shanghai Biennial, the Tirana Biennial, the 2000 Greater New York exhibition at P.S.1./MoMA and executed a project for the Public Art Fund. The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum presented a solo work of Tallichet in 2006, and her work has been included in numerous national and international group exhibitions. She played drums and keyboard in the band “Ultra Vulva,” and also played drums with the bands “Coco Girls,” and “Ola Suerta.” Tallichet is represented by Sara Meltzer Gallery in New York, where she will have a solo exhibition in 2007.


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