7-9 p.m., Fridays, Feb. 11, 18 and 25
Atkins Auditorium | Tickets required
This group of performance video artworks presents varying intensities of psychological and provocative effects within individual physical bodies as sites of sensual and material expression.
Artists are responding critically and creatively with a new political awareness to global media representation and expression of the subject/viewer becoming performer through interventions into the dimensions of mixed realities.
Larger than life, the empowered performer/subject defies gravity becoming playful and childlike. The psychological boundaries of encounter and confrontation that so often preserve the observed performer as subject and object are becoming heated up or slowed down and forming new aggregate organisms with unlimited potential.
These works often transgress the expected behaviors of anthropological and social subjects while celebrating the body’s sexuality and creative potential for opening new experimental aesthetic experiences and modes for performance.
Alix Pearlstein’s Goldrush will be shown along with Empty Pockets and Untitled, Bottles by Robin Rhode. Other works include Untitled by Mark Couzens, Blot Out the Sun by Harrell Fletcher, and two works by Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn, Whacker and Can’t Swallow It, Can’t Spit It Out.
This evening begins with more works by Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn, Winner and All Together Now. Also shown will be Baby and Purify by Hester Scheurwater and A Family Finds Entertainment byRyan Trecartin.
Home 2 by Olaf Breuning will be shown along with Only Just Begun by Jennet Thomas, Dark Sequins, Light of the Body, and Wildfire by Amy Greenfield, A Vicious Undertow and No Man Is an Island II by Jesper Just.
Image: Amy Greenfield, Dark Sequins, 2004. Courtesy of the artist.