A performance debuting at the Museum of Arts and Design on October 8 in tribute to the Agalinis Acuta, the only federally protected endangered plant species in New York state. The event is a ritual performance in which the audience takes part, a multi-sensory event that combines scent & cocktail, choreography & costume, a multi-channel video installation & sound. The evening makes use of embodied knowledge that becomes available to us through ritual action and sensory experience, in order to pay tribute to the critically imperiled Agalinis Acuta, while also exploring ideas of progress and change through this single (beautiful and elusive) flower species that blooms only one day a year. The performance is a non-linear abstracted narrative that explores the interwoven relationship of species loss, social change, ecological communities, legal-political structures, and sensorial experience through a ritual in tribute of the Agalinis Acuta and the story of it’s attempted revival from the brink of extinction. Part of the performance will be the activation of the DOSDII (included in the MAD Biennial exhibit), a wearable device that inserts scent into the flavor illusion of the ritual cocktail.
Very limited tickets due to the personal nature of the performance, tickets available on the MAD website
SQUEEZING OUT EVERY LAST DROP
Solo show at Kappatos Gallery through May 2
Opening Reception March 27, 8-11PM
Performance 8:30 PM
12 Athinas Street
Monastiraki, 10554, Athens
Squeezing Out Every Last Drop explores the limits of resources in relation to human, non-human and urban bodies. Included are a series of objects and video performances developed during the ‘Art Professionals in Athens’ residency. At the intersection of ecological and financial crisis emerges a series of ritual acts for the individual citizen, located somewhere between need, care, hope and futility. Physical and concerned with material, they sublimate the human body, excavate contemporary artifacts (outside of official archeological sites) and suck the city streets for nourishment.
Headed to the US/Mexico border for week of desert-tent-living and art-making with five other artists. Very happy to join Signal Fire on their amazing OUTPOST residency…
The public lands adjoining the US- Mexico border protect some of the rarest and most biologically diverse habitat in North America. These places are also the focus of increasing militarization by US Border Control. Signal Fire invites activists, researchers, and artists for a unique remote residency in southern Arizona to craft a creative response to the wild places of an embattled region.
An amazing experience…here is a video of my talk about past and future work.
GhostFood, a commissioned by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, will be going on a 3-city, 3-state inaugural tour this October. Serving post-extinction snacks in Philadelphia, Newark and Manhattan. We will be parked in Newark and New York as a part of Marfa/NY Dialogues: a series of imaginative responses to climate change.
1522 N American St, Philadelphia PA
Gallery Aferro / Newark Open Doors
73 Market Street, Newark NJ
Rauschenberg Project Space / Quiet Earth
455 West 19th Street, New York NY