In collaboration with Guillermo Gomez-Peña and Roberto Sifuentes
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View the trailer for upcoming exercise video installation, slated for completion in 2013.
Mexercise features a wide range of physical exercises for the outsider in the 21st century. Featuring Pocha
associates including Avila Reese, Lisa Manter and Roberto Gomez. Filmed
by Mariah Garnett @SFCamerawork. Produced by Emma Tramposch. Graphics by Lauren Fisher.
Heather Cassils, Ashley Hunt, Mariah
Garnett, Taisha Paggett, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Guru Rugu, Roberto
Sifuentes, and Julie Tolentino.
Curated by Chloë Flores
Cypress College Art Gallery is pleased to announce Within, an
exhibition and program of events that explore the perceiving self,
embodiment, and the corporeal production of knowledge, with artworks by Heather
Cassils; Ashley Hunt and Taisha Paggett; Mariah Garnett, Guillermo
Gómez-Peña and Roberto Sifuentes, Guru Rugu, and Julie Tolentino, curated by Chloë Flores.
Body-based perspectives and processes
circulate widely in contemporary aesthetic fields that consider the body
as a medium, subject and object. However, discourse on the subject is
nominal within the field of art. This lack of discourse raises questions
about the perceived value of mind/body awareness in the production and
reception of artists work, and complicates efforts to position corporeal
perception and response within an art context. Within
contributes to and comments on these rare, but developing discourses by
examining the ways notions of embodiment form and inform artistic
production. This exhibition presents the following works for
consideration: Mexercize (2013) by Garnett, Gómez-Peña and Sifuentes, a performance video installation and conceptual exercise program; Par Course C: Formation, Drill, Maneuver (2013) by Hunt and Paggett, a group of public participatory sculptures that guide one through “movement-thought exercises;” Guru Rugu’s Greatest Hits (2013), a room for listening and contemplation with audio mediations led by Rugu; On Our Backs: After Raised by Wolves (2013) by Tolentino, an interactive installation based on moving bodies and host to one-to-one open studio explorations; and Becoming an Image (2012)
by Cassils, a collection of photographs and audio installation from a
growing body of work intersecting sculpture and performance. Each
project shows the significance of kinesthetic, somatic, and haptic
awareness in the exchange of artistic ideas, and reveals a variety of
relationships that stem from experiences of transference and embodiment.
For more information on the exhibition, artists, and programming, please visit: ccartgallery.net
Mexercize Teaser: Exercises for the Busy Upper Class Gringa!