GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE, BROOKLYN
Pippi Zornoza [USA]
Pippi Zornoza [USA]
Pippi Zornoza is an interdisciplinary artist working in sound, performance, installation, video, and printmaking. She is a co-founder of the Dirt Palace feminist art collective in Providence Rhode Island. Formed in an abandoned library in 2000, the Dirt Palace has since embodied the oxymoron of “Underground Institution”.
Zornoza's work has been featured internationally at such venues as:
Carpenter Center, Harvard University; P.S. 1; Boston Center for the Arts; SOHO20 CHELSEA; Santa Monica Museum of Art; Queens Museum; David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence; Centro Polivalente di Villa Pacchiani, Italy; REMAINS; Art Aqua, 5 Traverse Gallery, Miami; ADHOC gallery, NYC; Space 1026, Philadelphia; Sala el Circulo and Epif Arte Bar, Valparaiso, Chile; Casa 13, Cordoba, Argentina; Appetite, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Rhode Island School of Design Museum; Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams; Museum of Natural History, Providence; Gallery Rocket, Tokyo.
Her work is housed in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and has been published in the Winton Bell Gallery's Building Expectation: Past and Present Visions of the Architectural Future, Anthony Alvarado's DIY Magic, Mathew Barney and Brandon Stousy's Tubal Cain, and in the art-poster anthology, the Art of Modern Rock.
Zornoza has performed in the musical projects VVLTVRE, Bonedust, Worms in Women and Cattle, Master of Pussy, Sawzall, and Wold. She has numerous self released albums as well as records on both the Annihilvs and Corleone Record labels. In 2016 her solo project under the moniker RECTRIX will release on Peace Street Recordings.
The Sound of It Hammering Against the Skirts
Taken from Zornoza's songbook, The Sound of it Hammering Against the Skirts works with the themes of horror and violence in the voice. The artist transforms a grieving body into sound that is weaponized.
The piece is structured into six vignettes: The Ax that Cuts Silence, Don’t Close the Door of Night, Have You Loved Any Well Down There?, How Firm the Foundation, The Bell that Never Stops Ringing,The Sound of It Hammering Against the Skirts.
Other performers: Alison Nitkiewicz, Chrissy Wolpert, Rebecca Mitchell, Nieve Cross, and the Bell singers.www.pippizornoza.com
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE
Opened in 2006, Grace Exhibition Space is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging works by the current generation of international performance artists whether emerging, mid career or established.
Being a Brooklyn loft, our events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer. This is how performance art is meant to be experienced and our mission is the glorification of performance art.
Grace Exhibition Space is run by Jill McDermid & Erik Hokanson with Quinn Dukes.
"I have found Grace Space to be a breath of fresh air, and a new way to see and experience feelings you may have not faced in a long time. It’s a place to let yourself be exposed, amused, delighted, and terrified all at the same time, and I can say I haven’t experienced this combination of emotions at any gallery or theater I have ever stepped into, and that’s a wonderful thing. The space provides a refreshing perspective on an art scene that has been somewhat shackled and restrained for quite a bit of time now. Grace Exhibition Space is a brave pioneer as it puts Bushwick, as well as New York City, on the forefront of exploration and exposure into the minds and bodies of artists who are truly gifted, fearless, and unique." -Terri Ciccone. Bushwick Daily January, 2013
"On each night, and in each performance, the human body is redeemed from the mundane and made anew."- David Lagaccia, Williamsburg Greenpoint News+Art (June, 2012)