“IAMTHEINTERNET”: Diana Joy
A Farewell Letter to Providence
Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present the world premiere of IAMTHEINTERNET, a farewell letter to Providence by video artist Diana Joy. Every Friday from 10 August to 7 September, the Gallery will screen IAMTHEINTERNET, along with a select number of videos from Joy’s impressive video vault, from 8PM – 10PM. The opening event will be on Friday, 10 August, from 8PM – 11PM.
Shot in Rhode Island and Vermont, IAMTHEINTERNET introduces audiences to a familiar friend, a “ubiquitous technobeast” known as The Internet, who absentmindedly consumes while a helpless youth loses a sense of self in the engagement process. The edit, sound, design and star of IAMTHEINTERNET is the project’s creative source: Diana Joy.
After two years in the Providence underground art scene as a video artist, musician and clothing/customer designer, Joy recently moved to New York, New York, to carve out a new setting for her distinct brand of “ritualistic music video and performance,” which is influenced by an eclectic roster of idols as varied as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Leigh Bowery, Britney Spears, Jim Carrey, and, of course, The Internet.
Yellow Peril Gallery Director Vanphouthon Souvannasane is enthusiastic about showcasing video artists like Joy, whose videos are rarely shown in a Gallery setting, but are popular in people-powered media sites such as YouTube and Vimeo.
“Diana Joy is a unique artist who has the uncanny ability to create videos with a strong narrative and match them with perfectly-edited music that she herself creates,” he notes, adding: “She is a ’Renaissance Woman’ who has the talent, wit and capability to infuse art with glamour and create unforgettable visions that will make you both sigh and sing along.”
IAMTHEINTERNET will run at Yellow Peril Gallery from every Friday, 10 August to 7 September 2012. IAMTHEINTERNET will be screened along with a select number of videos from Diana Joy on Fridays from 8PM – 10PM. The opening event will be on Friday, 10 August, from 8PM – 11PM. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday, 3PM – 8PM and Saturday and Sunday, 12PM – 5PM. Other days by appointment or chance.
About Diana Joy
DIANA JOY is a damaged 80s pop icon with the intention of ruling the world in style via ritualistic music video and performance. She will smash your taboos and destroy your pop music. This future beast has a big heart and a broken time machine. Expert in clothing/costume design and manipulating audio and video. Schooled in performance art, video, mime, and bouffon. Currently, you can find her on craigslist turning tricks for the matrix. For more information, visit dianajoy.net or watch her videos at youtube.com/thedianajoy.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL.)
Audio, video, performance art
École Philippe Gaulier (London, England)
Clown, Bouffon, Characters
École de Mime Corporel Paris (Paris, France)
Coporel Mime Technique
EXPERIENCE IN PVD ART SCENE (2010-2012)
DIANA JOY – live shows as solo future pop artist
PVD venues: AS220, The Salon, Local 121, The 201, The Dark Lady, Machines with Magnets, Paragon, Dirt Palace, Bldg 16, Soft Approach
SLIME – music/performance collaboration with Brian Gibson
PVD venues: AS220, Machines with Magnets
SEXAPHONE- raunchy Salt n Pepa inspired music/performance collaboration with Glenna Van Nostrand and Reba Mitchell
PVD venues: The Dark Lady
RAGNARÖK- music/performance collaboration with AARRCC
PVD venues: AS220, The 201, The Dark Lady, Dirt Palace, Bldg 16, Marsgas
BONEDUST- Fruit of the Ash
4/16/11 at Machines with Magnets
costume design and choreography
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles /Schoolly D / Britney Spears / KB toys / Leigh Bowery /Flo Jo /Jean Louis Barrault / Kids in the Hall / Andy Kauffman / DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince / Sleeper / Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure / Cross Colours / Going to the store / Acid flashbacks / Bulldozers / Super Mario / The Cosby Show / Jim Carrey / The Internet / Blue Man Group / Eddie Murphy
About Yellow Peril Gallery
YELLOW PERIL GALLERY is located at The Plant, a historic mill complex in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. The Gallery strives to foster modern art critiques on popular culture and society from established and emerging artists in the United States and abroad. We aspire to exhibit provocative and visually arresting artwork created specifically to ignite conversations long after viewers have left the building. Artists that we represent share our commitment to social responsibility, and a percentage from the sale of all artwork is donated to a charitable organization of the Artists’ choice. For more info about future exhibitions, visit www.yellowperilgallery.com.
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If you’d like more information about this press release, or to schedule an interview with DIANA JOY, please contact V Souvannasane at +1 401 861 1535 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.