Aug
19
3:30 PM15:30

VIX & DISPOSITION: at dfbrl8r Gallery, Chicago August 20-22

This body is political; it’s moving through spaces. 

A fluttering of colored light on a surface; 
The act of planning or showing a concept for other people. 

projection vs. Projection. 

One uses vibrations to place location as well as to signal and receive: sound maker. Experimental sounds and visualizations construct an atmosphere, vaguely familiar and playfully unknown.

Disposition isn’t just about one’s general spirit or attitude, but in the way one makes decisions to interact with another. A personal, intimate moment compared to the universal understanding of cyclical life and death. Using projections and sounds, Dis∞position asks artists to use technology and objects as extensions of their selves and their actions.

Transitioning from city to city, emerging artist friends to DFBRL8R in Chicago. Here are artists I’ve met in Boston and outside of Boston. Here are artists who I thought were in one place but are actually in another, there with me at that moment. I’ve asked these artists to ponder and conceptualize around Position and Disposition: physically, metaphysically, and imaginatively. 

This body is political: we're moving through spaces together. 

Disposition is an interdisciplinary performance event featuring artists between Boston, NYC, and Chicago. Come gather with us.

Contrived by Elaine Thap and in collaboration with VIX: Virtual International Exchange

Featuring:
Caitlyn Pozerski
Cris Schayer
Eames Armstrong
Helina Metaferia
Luke Mannarino
Nabeela Vega

Thursday, August 20
KICKOFF PARTY featuring a night of installation, virtual DJ sets & welcome to Disposition artists
6-10PM

Friday, August 21
7-11PM

Saturday, August 22
7-11PM

dfbrl8r gallery @ 1463 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

 

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May
13
1:30 PM13:30

Repetition makes Practice makes Perfect

IRL: N181 Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Periscope: @vixchange & @arttochokeheart

Performance for Virtual International Exchange

"Repetition makes practice makes perfect”

<div><br></div>I am creating my fantasy self, I'm trying to get back to my Real.&nbsp;<div>I'm Othering myself.&nbsp;</div><div>I am witnessing myself.&nbsp;</div><div>I is ego.&nbsp;<div>Identity is political.&nbsp;</div><div>My hair is political.&nbsp;</div><div>Look at all of the perspectives. Repetition makes practice makes perfect.&nbsp;</div><div>Watch my pixelations and passivity.&nbsp;</div><div>I'm bougie.&nbsp;</div><div>I'm poor.&nbsp;</div></div><div>I'm passing time.&nbsp;</div><div>You're passing time.&nbsp;</div>

As a Cambodian American woman, I use diasporic identity in my work to convey layers of being and relationships. I am soul searching, most likely through you.

Through installation and delegated interaction, I am projecting my identity on you and gauging your reaction. Weaving personal tales and interaction, I delegate the audience in conversation and action.

Taking the form of social constructs and objectivity, I am critiquing communication and the politics of identity. To me, Live Action is the ability to fabricate situations of childhood trauma and adult responsibility while seeking alternative perspectives and possibilities. I seek intersectional meaning and memory in others by Other-ing.

 

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