Thursday, September 22, 2011

[[TROPHY]] at Hedreen Gallery

Josephine's Echopraxia

Hedreen Gallery's year long experiment will be concluding in grand fashion this Saturday night. Each quarter, HOUSE SYSTEMS has a different focus and Night Club has been exploring some powerful stuff.
"Covens. Basements, and the stairs to get to them. Low visibility. Underground(s). Nightgames. Social Survival. Photoluminescence. Body Awareness. Magic that is a deception. Minimal commitments. Circles of trust. Sometime before dawn. Liminal states. Floor mats, gaffers tape, alcohol, bed sheets. New-age homeopathy. Social Camouflage. The thrill of recognition."
Bring your flashlight because it sounds like things might get spooky. Josephine's Echopraxia (Marissa Rae Niederhauser), along with a cast of collaborators, will present [[Trophy]], a dance/sculpture/video performance that "...explores issues of gender hierarchy, identity erosion, and the use optical tricks to suggest dismemberment of the female form in art." The evening has several components (dance, film, creepy music dance party) and ends with a sleepover (you're all invited!) and Alfred Hitchcock movie marathon. The first part of the evening is a tour (leaving from Hedreen Gallery) so please arrive closer to 7:45.

You can find all the details here. And as always, it's free.

I can't believe it's been a year since HOUSE SYSTEMS began. A big thank you and congratulations to co-curators Jessica Powers and Whitney Ford-Terry for putting together such an amazing year of programming. Next up for the Hedreen Gallery? All Things Equal with new SAM Director, Catharina Manchanda.

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