Miguel Gutierrez is a dance and music artist based in New York. His work comprises solo and group pieces with a variety of artists under the moniker Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People. Characterized by the attentive state it imposes on its audience, his work centers around enduring philosophical questions about desire, longing, and the search for meaning. His work includes: enter the seen (2002), I succumb (2003), dAMNATION rOAD (2004), Retrospective Exhibitionist and Difficult Bodies (2005), myendlesslove (2006), Everyone (2007), Nothing, No Thing (2008), Last Meadow (2009), HEAVENS WHAT HAVE I DONE (2010), I SAY THE WORD, a collaboration with visual artist Jenny Holzer at ICA Boston (2010), and he instigated the performance/protest/ meditation freedom of information (2001, 2008 & 2009). His work has been presented at several festivals and venues nationally and internationally, most recently the American Realness Festival in New York, and the Festival D'Automne in Paris. He is the recipient of three Bessie awards. WHEN YOU RISE UP, a book of his performance texts, is available from 53rd State Press. He also invented DEEP AEROBICS-an absurdist workout for the radical in all of us. For more information, visit www.miguelgutierrez.org.