Amanda Krugliak, performance artist and curator
Amanda Krugliak is a performance artist interested in stories as a way of marking time, and the inherent vulnerability of telling them, both tender and dangerous.
This presentation includes new work as well as excerpts from her one-woman show, Swoon and Drench. Her personal vignettes notate times of change and transition, as well as life over the next bluff.
In the signature performance piece “I Am Running,” Krugliak takes the audience on a well-worn path from childhood relays around the block to returning to a college town in the middle of her life, with no assurance as to what lies ahead. The work leads us to the completely outrageous and unexpected in an uncanny reveal, and as Krugliak literally runs in place for the duration, versions of self-past and future seem to be gaining momentum right over her shoulder.
Amanda Krugliak has performed her collections of monologues in theaters, galleries, and nightclubs throughout the United States, most notably at the San Francisco Fringe Festival; The Marsh, San Francisco; NYU, New York; Links Hall, Chicago;, and a curated full length performance at the Detroit Museum of Art. She has also taught performance and time- based media at the University of Michigan School of Art & Design. She is the arts curator at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities.