Curated by: Meredith Glisson|
With: Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Ayo Jackso, Leah Ogawa and Valerie Pham, Rebecca Warzer
These female artists have been brought together to acknowledge and make apparent the multiple attempts of how the female figure disrupts and renegotiates her presence and position within specific contexts. By giving agency to the female figure to rearrange herself, can she re-contextualize our notions of history, space and perceptions of one another in order to shift our ideologies of oppression? These female forms begin to molt our ways of being in pursuit of being attentive to the affects of our decisions.
Ayo Janeen Jackson:
White is the New Black is a performance art piece that instead of defining the boundaries of race as the minstrelsy of Blackface did, makes a comment on the ostensible dispossession of a culture that is itself already mired in a paradoxical feeling of other and identity. It is a social commentary on racial politics including the idea of appropriation. While appropriation is a natural evolution, it also raises questions about authorship of culture. My intention is to enter the haunted realm of racial fantasy by addressing the issue of black being-ness, and finding an odd yet comical way to save it.
Juliana Cerqueira Leite:
Brazilian sculptor Juliana Cerqueira Leite creates a series of modular seats for Prologue an installation in CPRs front room. Visitors to 2Night Show are invited to interact with these objects as they wait to enter the main performance space. This installation will also include a projection of Collaboration, 2012, a video depicting the repeated performance and development of a simple choreography for video.
Geometry of Feeling is part play, part lecture, part dance piece that develops a philosophy of intimacy between the two central characters, Brad and Christine. The piece sources real events and extrapolates them into theoretical fictions, leaving the audience in a state of paradox and ambiguity between what is real, false, public, private, emotional, academic, attractive, and repulsive.
Leah Ogawa and Valerie Pham:
Molting is a multimedia show that explores the theme of violence in our world. Using movements as the main language, we incorporate shadow play, projection, and puppetry to deliver a 2-part untraditional narrative.
(Image: Collaboration 1 (video stills), 2012 by Juliana Cerqueira Leite, dancer Katie McGreevy)
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