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Spirit in a Waste

Chashama 266 Gallery
266 West 37th Street, 212-391-8151 x 26
April 21 - April 23, 2011
Reception: Thursday, April 21, 7 - 9 PM
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Spirit in a Waste is a multi-media dance installation examining the language of image-based relationships in an environment of media immersion. The performance, structured as a series of media rituals, inhabits a constantly evolving space that consists of dancing bodies, closed circuit video projections, vcr’s that play videos on various surfaces, hundreds of VHS cassettes and both pre-made and immediately assembled sculptures made of cassettes. Using the VHS cassette as a symbol of the first tool of popular control over mass-media, choreographer/diector Adrian Jevicki and visual artist Matthew Mahler address how we use images to satisfy our personal fantasies, whether they be fantasies of connectivity, productivity, or sexual gratification, in respect to our ever-changing physical relationship to media.
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