Curator and artist Christina Balch will recreate the gallery as a surreal home and invites the public to experience and interact with performances of the home. Artists in this experimental and experiential exhibit address issues of relationships, organization, politics, and longing in the contemporary home via dance, performance, sound, video, digital media and interactivity.
Gallery visitors turned house guests will have the rare opportunity to be voyeurs of the intimate workings of the home. Relating objects and bodies in the home, Dance group Excavate, Rebecca Henriksen, and Molly Hess explore the physicality of the home space in their respective performances. In Fine China, Andrea Zampitella balances strength and fragility in the home, and transgender artist Jamezie challenges expectations of self-grooming.
The public is invited to experience Performing the Home during four performance events or during quieter, more reflective gallery hours. Most performances will have remnants for viewing afterwards. Interacting with the art and exploring the gallery are encouraged.
Thursday, August 18; 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Performances by Jamezie and Excavate with Sharon Kivenko, Bess Paupeck, and Alli Ross
August 18 – August 31
Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA
Thursday & Friday, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Saturday, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Sunday, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Saturday, August 20, 2016
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Performances by Molly Hess and Rebecca Henriksen
Sunday, August 28, 2016
4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Performances by Andrea Zampitella and Emily Manning-Mingle
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Dinner party performance
Excavate with Sharon Kivenko, Bess Paupeck and Alli Ross
Kristina Durr & Kyle P. Feeley
Furniture by Tossed & Found
ABOUT THE CURATOR:
Christina Balch is an artist and interactive producer interested in the way people define themselves through imagery, especially through the use of mobile technology and self-documentation. Feminism and technology are common themes in her work. Christina’s work has been exhibited in the Boston and Los Angeles areas. She lives and works in Somerville, MA. Learn more about Christina Balch on her website.