Maria Guzman from Eileen on Vimeo.
Maria Guzman interprets her world into playfully grotesque, allegorical paintings, installations, sculptures and performances. In settings inspired by a mixed cultural identity (Italy, South America and USA) Maria renders herself as Alejandra, an elderly blogger, and her family as troubled elephants and mythical man beasts amongst other incarnations.
Visit Alejandra’s blog (Maria’s alter-ego): alejandralejandra.blogspot.com/
Our first group offering is a pop-up exhibition in the Design District.
September 10, 2011
1130 Dragon Street
Map and visual here
Introductions, libations, air conditioning.
“as a crowd gathers is a selection of video essays constructed through an autonomous collective approach to research. of interest are the ways artists and social theorists, as well as evolving media and technology, have attempted to understand, represent, and control the potential of crowds. the crowd is a social relation that is never separate from artist/researcher/theorist. this is one potential manifestation of a co-studied genealogy of crowds, affect, and cinema; historical and represented. toward new understandings, crowds, collectivity, and its affective political potential, we think of our work together as studied experiences and repetition of new social forms we want to express in the world.”
And we’re on Facebook. So, you know.
The performers of DGDG (under the direction of Danielle Georgiou) have starting working on a installation piece that will premiere at our HELLO! show on September 10.
Titled, “on bien dans ma peau,” (comfortable in my own skin), they’re saying hello the best way performers know how: with their bodies; with their skin.
Here are a few rehearsals photos to make you sweat (performers Joshua Nichols and Danielle Georgiou):