ATHLETICISM

Composite Fields (2015) on ‘Nothingness’ and Mu

Composite Fields (2015) on ‘Nothingness’ and Mu

Sarah Stefana Smith Disparate parts form a constellation of three. Third, is a means to an end and surrounds my life as a runner. Running as experience notes a collection of cathartic rituals, if you will, that leave me contemplating the sensibilities of my own abilities, pains and triumphs. Second, is a three channel video installation, entitled Composite Fields (2015), a collaborative between taisha paggett and Yann Novak on view at the Doris McCarthy...

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Swimming My Way to Failure

Swimming My Way to Failure

Sandy Gibbs “Hail the great swimmer! Hail the great swimmer!” the people shouted. —Franz Kafka, Fragments When I was young, more than anything else in the world I wanted to be an Olympic swimmer. I can’t swear to the longevity of this statement for, when I was young, I wanted to be many things. But there was a time I recall longing for the fame, glamour and the sheer watery sleekness that was embodied...

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The Italic I (Studio as Gymnasium)

The Italic I (Studio as Gymnasium)

The Italic I is a practice-based collaboration between writer-artist Emma Cocker and interdisciplinary artist Clare Thornton, that explores the various states of potential made possible through purposefully surrendering to the event of a repeated fall. Within our artistic investigation, the act of falling is apprehended consciously as a training exercise for both mind and muscle, tested out in physical, cognitive, and even linguistic terms. Our inquiry comprises an attempt to capture and communicate the...

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