Anjuli Rathod and Lily Jue Sheng
Eduardo Restrepo Castaño
Join us for the closing performances of Cura(Collected), an exhibition on view in Knockdown Center’s galleries November 4 – December 3rd, 2017.
Sunday, December 3
Five Movements with Anjuli Rathod and Lily Jue Sheng
Anjuli Rathod and Lily Jue Sheng present Five Movements, a multimedia work comprised of a video, painting, sculpture, and performance with contributions from Nyle Genevieve Kim Kaliski and Zach Hart. Sheng’s choreography between forms explores a deeply personal and contemporary interpretation of Wu Xing, a traditional Chinese concept of elements and cycles. In Five Movements, the artists present a synesthetic environment, combining Sheng’s inspirations from Taoist philosophy, lucid dreams, and ceremonial practices, and Rathod’s interests in dreams, memory, animism, and hybridity. The artists’ integration of their bodies navigate different spaces: between thought and action, theater and reality, immaterial and physical, interior and exterior. This collaborative effort considers the tradition of women practicing ritual in support of themselves and each other in healing from trauma and depression, and as a means of survival under systemic barriers and oppression.
recursos/resources with Eduardo Restrepo Castaño
Eduardo Restrepo Castaño restages their performance recursos/resources, a performative auction. In the piece, the artist auctions off one piece of work, along with three hours of labor to participating audience members. 100% of the money gathered will go towards a monetary fund that will be then given directly to a trans-femme individual in Restrepo Castaño’s home town Quimbaya, Colombia.
Cura(Collected) is an exhibition that accumulates over time in a series of artist interventions that investigate care, empathy, and nurture. Organized by Sessa Englund, Cura(Collected) is a collaborative project by Anjuli Rathod, Eduardo Restrepo Castaño, Oscar Moises Diaz with an accompanying essay by manuel arturo abreu. For this project each artist has brought in collaborators and community for a series of ongoing, cumulative interventions that will take place within an architectural structure inside of the gallery each week from November 4th through December 3rd, and will remain on view in its final state until December 17th, 2017.
In addition to scheduled performances, the collaborating artists will activate the architectural structure in the center of the gallery on a daily basis. As the exhibition accumulates, the material residue and traces of prior interventions will remain in the space alongside a video record of each act.
Exhibition and activation details: https://knockdown.center/event/curacollected/