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Beyond The Box

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Doors open at 7:00 pm with the show at 7:30pm

Free and open to the public 




David Fenster & Laura Copelin

Gretchen Lee Coles

Diamond Hymen with Moritz Landgrebe

Dione Acosta, Richard Covarrubias & Ryan Penland 





On Fourth of July, Marfa Live Arts presented at the Crowley Theater Beyond the Box, an evening of three acts by local Marfa artists.


The evening began with David Fenster and Laura Copelin’s debut of Marfa Field Guide, which is a yearlong project documenting Marfa’s unique flora and fauna. Marfa Field Guide connects practical information to personal stories and experiences through maps, interviews and video. Marfa Field Guide’s Beyond the Box presentation served to consolidate and summarize research conducted thus far.


Gretchen Lee Coles, Marfa-based performance artist and cartographer, presented her work, Mapping Greenland from the Greenroom, third act. This piece invited theater viewers to experience glacial melting in a short performance art work inspired by the mapping process and surrealist films. Performers interacted with glacial props and enact representations of climate change on stage. Coles presented Mapping Greenland from the greenroom, second act at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin as an interactive performance in the Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery during March and April 2015.


Beyond the Box concluded with music by Diamond Hymen, an experimental drone punk band from Marfa, Texas. Drummer Ryan Penland and bassist Dione Acosta have been in former bands such as VD (2006-2007) and The Corpses (2007-2009). In 2009, Richard Covarrubias joined to form the thrash punk band, Solid Waste until 2015.  During that time they played shows for CineMarfa, Chinati Foundation, and Ballroom Marfa. Diamond Hymen will be joined by Moritz Landgrebe, who will contribute sculptural and film visualizations to the group’s performance. Through his artistic practice, Landgrebe is interested in investigating the architecture of our physical and also our immaterial surroundings. After attending Pratt Institute and the University of North Texas and receiving a BFA, he moved back to Marfa where he currently works and lives.







This performance was made possible by the City of Marfa, Permian Basin Area Foundation, and Jeff Elrod. Special thanks to Yoseff Ben-Yehuda, Ross Cashiola, Tim Crowley, Rob Crowley, Dan Dunlap, Tavahn Ghazi, Sam Griffin, Paul Hunt, Buck Johnston, Delfin & Minerva Lopez, Cate Schrim, Gory Smelley, Cory Van Dyke, and Gail Waterman. 


Produced by Jennie Lyn Hamilton and JD DiFabbio


Press for Beyond the Box from The Big Bend Sentinel 

Diamond Hymen artwork by Moritz Landgrebe. The inspiration for his sculpture that will on view during the band’s performance. 



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