Thursday July 26 || 7-10 pm with performance beginning at 8pm || FREE
#cyborgs brings together artwork from across disciplinary divides for a multi-platformed art experience focused on Donna Haraway’s concept of the cyborg as a queer political body. #cyborgs connects photography, digital images, video, score-based performance, digital avatars, social media residencies, and potent fusions of them all. See more about the #cyborgs project in all its manifestiations HERE
maggie hazen — EVERLAST
crystal jiko sasaki — ♥ u
Performance begins @ 8pm and runs on loop throughout the evening
Everlast is a durational performance re-staging the UFC fight 193 Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm where Rousey lost her undefeated bantamweight title in 2015.
After the fight, many took to social media to criticize Rousey following her first loss—she said she felt incredibly attacked by the media. This new choreography reflects a spirit of empathetic persistence instead of public scrutiny.
Maggie Hazen and her performance partner Amanda Evans, will engage in a durational performance re-staging the fight. The performance will last 00:59 seconds, the same duration of time clocking Ronda’s loss in the second round of the fight. This 00:59 performance will be performed on loop every 15 minutes for 2 hours. They will perform under a live feed special effects camera which generates a composite image of the performers bodies with the bodies of Rousey and Holm during the fight.
“I was sitting in the corner [thinking] like, ‘What am I anymore if I’m not this?’ And I was literally sitting there and thinking about killing myself and that exact second, I’m [thinking] ‘I’m nothing … what do I do anymore and no one gives a shit about me anymore without this.’” Rousey emphasized that the feelings had been temporary. “Maybe winning all the time isn’t what’s best for everybody … maybe I had to be that example of picking myself up off the floor.”
crystal jiko sasaki –— ♥ u
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#cyborg artists: Alex Hovet, Chloe Patricia ONeill, Crystal Jiko Sasaki, Daniel Pinheiro, Desta Matla, Emma Dickson, Fratolish Hiang-Perpeshki, Garrett Lynch, HOUSE OF KILLING ft Esben Holk, Izabela Koczanowska, karl munstedt, Kello + Anneli Goeller, Kevin A. Perrin, Dr. Lila Moore, Maggie Hazen, Manion Kuhn, Mores McWreath, Nicci Yin, Noah Travis Phillips, Peter Whittenberger, s-ara, Sam Lavigne, SEICA, Tara Youngborg, Tim Tsang, William Wolfgang Wunderbar.