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EOarts Performance Art Series. Session 3: Angeli and Emery Medina
May 20, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm| Free
The Espejo Organization for the Arts presents “EOarts Performance Art Series 2016: Session 3”. The third night of this four-night series will host two performances; “Bone Minus One” by Angeli and “Nightmare in White” by Emery Medina on May 20th, 2016 at Rabbithole Projects.
“Bone Minus One” is an ongoing performance amongst and with the audience. I individually invite those present to hold the skull between us and move together. We make space; we hold death. Angeli lives and works in New York. Her work creates conditions for transformations of the body, as a strategy to illuminate socio-cultural constructions of identity, 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. Current interests include kinesthetic intelligence and the more than human. Her educational background includes a MA in Performance Studies from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University ‘12, and a BFA from Parsons ‘11.
“Nightmare in White” is an ongoing performance piece that presents the audience with a masked woman in bridal attire. Embodying what is left of a women who chased after the American dream and marriage and was broken by it, Emery Medina awaits for the audience’s reaction and interaction. Medina’s work explore themes of pop culture, social media usage, the female body, and position of women in our society. A multidisciplinary artists who spent most of her artistic career making large scale paintings and sculptural masks in an abstract-expressionist style, Medina uses pop culture motifs and the female figure with bold vibrant colors and shape in her work. She is a New York-based artist and a graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a major in Fine Arts and minor in Art history.
The Espejo Organization for the Arts is a Bushwick-based arts management organization that is committed to promote the artistic endeavors of mid-career and emerging international artists and creatives. This performance art night is part of EOarts Performance Art Series 2016, an action art program that aims to survey international performance art practices and bring them closer to the public.“Through this performance art series we aim to offer an open and inviting platform where international artists and the public can meet. We want to invite the audience to participate in and engage with performance art, understanding better what this art medium is really about: the power of symbolic action.” said Kika Espejo, founder and director of the the organization.
The Rabbithole Projects Gallery, an art space located on the waterfront of the Dumbo Arts District in Brooklyn, will host EOarts Performance Art Series 2016. “Our goal is to provide the space and community access for talented artists to share their dreams, visions, and creations with inspired attendees. This performance art series will be an unforgettable experience,” said Shawn Lyons, Owner of Rabbithole Projects. “We are incredibly excited to host such an intriguing event.”