Five hour simultaneous durational pieces with bells, whistles, and fog.
• PERFORMANCE •
David Ian Bellows/Griess
• VIDEO/INSTALLATION •
Angeli is an artist and independent scholar based in New York. Working at the intersection of disciplines and expanded practices, she researches the performative nature of the body, image, garment, text and other materials. Her work creates conditions for immaterial and material embodied transformations, towards new ways of elaborating life and the possibilities of being otherwise. Recurring frameworks traverse phenomenological experiences of emotion, for example, intimacy, vulnerability, memory and loss, as enabling affective forces of the body. She is most interested in art that conditions chaos through intensities, resonances and sensations as embodied practice.Angeli
Camila Cañeque (June 15, 1984) is a Spanish conceptual artist whose practice incorporates the construction and incarnation of characters, temporarily becoming someone or something else to reflect on contemporary dramas and, principally, to escape from the finitude of the human body. By dwelling somewhere between role and self -or fiction and fact- her work can also be seen as an empirical literature that engages in an interplay with her own biography, each frequently affecting the other. Here, in an obstinate desire to expand the being, she paradoxically condemns herself to live partially; in her efforts to disentangle from identity as a fixed unit, she endures without one. Inhabiting a passive attitude, and repeatedly adopting a horizontal position within a circular time without beginning or end, her personas find themselves in the oppressive anticipation of permanent standby. This tension -and its emerging contradictions- force the characters to carry on their endemic dysfunctionalities: a dancer that doesn’t dance, an activist that doesn’t act, a singer that doesn’t sing. Her pieces have been performed at The Kitchen (NY), Vermelho Gallery (São Paulo), Microscope Gallery (NY), Fabra i Coats (Barcelona), Glasshouse Project (NY), The Queens Museum of Art (NY), Lázaro Galdiano Museum (Madrid), Kulturhuset Museum (Stockholm), among others. Cañeque has also participated in residencies at the Nida Art Colony (Lithuania), Largo das Artes (Rio de Janeiro), Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik - ZK/U (Berlin) or the Nau Estruch Space for Live Art (Sabadell). Her work has been featured in numerous publications such a Art Observed, Hyperallergic, EMERGENCY INDEX (Ugly Duckling Presse), The Journal, BOMB Magazine, El País, El Confidencial, El Mundo, and so on. She currently lives and works in Girona and New York.Camila Cañeque
DAVID IAN BELLOWS/GRIESS
Multiple versions/visions of movement, structure, and track.David Ian Bellows/Griess
Sigrid Lauren is an American Choreographer and Director currently based in New York City. Through pop-culture sampling, psycho-cellular exposures and non-verbal linguistics, Sigrid develops an attention deficit consciousness that oscillates. Her work explores control and technologically induced imbalance on the mind/body relationship to create new landscapes & alternate somatic opportunities. Sigrid looks at the inapproachability of humanity and quests of connection. Her video work and performances have been reviewed by NPR, the Fader, Purple Magazine, Vice's The Creators Project, Art in America and more. She has choreographed and toured with pop musicians Grimes, MNDR, Neon Indian, Pictureplane and dances for acclaimed artist Ryan McNamara. In 2015, Sigrid was awarded the prestigious danceWEB scholarship for the Impulstanz Festival in Vienna, AU. Sigrid Lauren is one half of FlucT with Monica Mirabile and Co-founder, Instructor, and Special Events Coordinator at Otion Front Studio in Brooklyn, NY.
Whitney Mallett is primarily a writer and filmmaker. Her work has been published by The New York Times, ArteTV, Cura, Art in America, Artforum, V Magazine, N+1, and others. She’s presented at Lisa Cooley Gallery, Theorizing the Web, and SXSW Interactive. She’s a contributing editor at Topical Cream and The Editorial Magazine. She also has a background in modern dance and has performed with artists including Sigrid Lauren, Jaimie Warren, and Bebe Yama at spaces like Dixon Place, Signal Gallery, and Abrons Arts Center.Whitney Mallett
Miles Pflanz is a video and installation artist. In 2012, he founded Fitness Center for Arts & Tactics, a beloved and now defunct venue for for art and music. In 2014, he made a movie with prisoners at Lincoln Correctional Facility. Since 2015, his videos have screened at Satellite Art Fair Miami, MoMA PS1 Printshop, Pace University, at DIY venues including Trans Pecos and Grace Exhibition Space, and at festivals in Cuba, Ethiopia, Germany, and China. He is currently making feature length versions of popular apocalyptic franchises like the Purge and Left Behind and is developing a series of videos that document the limits of intoxication and boredom by situating revelers in contexts of extreme scarcity or abundance.
Miles Pflanz: www.youtube.com/user/milespflanz
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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 presents over 30 curated live performance art exhibitions each year, showcasing new work by more than 400 performance artists from across the United States and the world since 2006. Grace Space received fiscal sponsorship through Fractured Atlas in 2007.
Grace Exhibition Space is Directed by Alice McDermid and Erik Hokanson.