Opening reception Friday, January 6th 7-10pm
In the realm of a dying star we revolve around – in a circle, a revolution, an orbit– we are floating, and some call it flying, but really it’s continuous falling. Falling fast enough to avoid crashing, but too slow to escape the pull of gravity. Stuck in a regular repeating path around. Disaster means “bad star” in Greek. Just like how a snowball turns into an avalanche, a small rocky body can take out a species. From that belt, between Mars and Jupiter, Gods of War and State. And as I contemplate this, that asteroid swings by again, those walls are never high enough, they are never full enough, revolution is a circle. Each time around it’s the same, but it is also a little different.
In the realm of a dying star is a concept album and collection of music videos. In this show, some of the poems are songs, some of the videos are sculptures, and some of the photos move.
Sarada Rauch is an artist, poet and musician born in Los Angeles, and based in Brooklyn. Through reenactment, her work collapses the personal and mediated experience to examine the construction of histories and institutional narratives. Taking her own private thoughts and contemporary events as subject matter, she explores how information is presented in relation to discourses of the “other.” The work is informed by her experience navigating between differing cultures in her background as a perpetual other.
Sarada received her MFA from Hunter College and has exhibited internationally in spaces such as The Drawing Center, New York; Hessel Museum of Art, Hudson; RH+ Gallery, Istanbul; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; Central St. Martins, London; La Conservera Center of Contemporary Art, Cueti; Demarco Art House, Edinburgh; and the RISD Museum, Providence. Artist residencies she has participated in include Open Sessions at the Drawing Center, New York; The LMCC Swing Space, New York; Center for Book Arts Workspace Residency, New York; Latitude 53, Edmonton; and she received the BBK Saxony Fellowship in Leipzig. Sarada was one of the directors of Heliopolis Gallery in Brooklyn, and is a co-creator of the podcast called Around About.
On view on Saturdays 12-4pm and by appointment.
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Edgar Fabian Frias
Amy Von Harrington
Laura Berlin Stinger
Sunday, November 20th, VOID OF COURSE OPENING, 6pm - 8pm
With performances and vegetarian BBQ! https://www.facebook.com/events/333051703735172/
Sunday, November 27th, BORN AGAIN, AGAIN! 7pm - 10pm, Celebrating our resilience, magic, and beauty, this event centers Queer and Trans People of Color while also weaving in folks at other intersections. How are contemporary artists, cultural producers, visionaries, and spiritual beings engaging with personal and collective surTHRIVAL, compassion, grief, love, loss, play, MEANING? This event explores the forging of sacred sanctuaries and self-proclaimed POWER (from) within our beautifully diverse communities. https://www.facebook.com/events/1883400381887735/
VOID OF COURSE is a platform for female identified visionaries to explore and create new pathways to the Great Mystery through performance, art, sound, healing, and discussion. VOID OF COURSE began as a three month long residency hosted by the Women's Center For Creative Work and continues as a curatorial platform to hold space for unknown thresholds.
“Void”, from the Middle English “unoccupied” speaks to the dark places within our psyches, where “logic” and “reason” have vacated in order for something new to play out and take form. In this spiritual location, this platform holds space for female-identified beings on a mystical quest as we share what has been produced through our personal and collective unknowns. In creatively engaging with our own journeys into uncharted space, we heal ourselves and make accessible our capacity for giving artistic and spiritual authority to ourselves. Ultimately, we are choosing to celebrate our integrated identities as women, artists, seers, and healers and offer ourselves power and transcendence in a patriarchal spiritual world which does not readily give us agency, and a capitalistic art world which does not readily give us place.
“Void of Course” refers to an astrological term for a period of time when the Moon is transitioning between signs in the zodiac, and is unaspected by any other celestial influence – the Moon charts its own path.
VOID OF COURSE IS ORGANIZED BY GRACE KREDELL AND ELIZA SWANN