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Carolee Schneemann | Streams of Warm Impermanence | DRAF

July 28, 2016

Hales Gallery is pleased to announce Carolee Schneemann's inclusion in a forthcoming group exhibition at DRAF (David Roberts Art Foundation). The exhibition, titled Streams of Warm Impermanence, 16th September to 10th December and will include sculptures, paintings, drawings, environments, performances and video works never previously presented in London.

 

The exhibition will present artworks that embody new iterations of flesh in a networked era. The body has been inscribed and interpreted, naturalised and modified (via cosmetics, genetics, medicine, photoshop, etc), radicalised, objectified, politicised, sexualised, reconquered and annihilated, glorified and denied. Streams of Warm Impermanence shifts from body to flesh and looks beyond well-rehearsed anxieties about human corporeity rendered either excluded and redundant, or abstracted and vacuous, by the digital era; to empowered bodies operating through the network to perform, transform, transcribe, reconfigure or reinvent. Streams of Warm Impermanence looks at artworks that articulate a vision of flesh as a material and a locus of fluid identity full of potential.

 

The artists in this exhibition work with ‘Networked-Flesh’, which infiltrates and is informed by the systems around it: these bodies are both subjects and objects. They expand and circulate beyond their human-envelopes, troubling their materiality. Neither static and solid nor fully fluid, they approach a condition of Sublimation (a term from Physics for a direct transition from solid to gas). As they infect, pollinate or mutate through networks, all bodies have the potential to be “trans-” in its literal meaning: across, through, beyond.

 


 

Carolee Schneemann 

Streams of Warm Impermence 

DRAF

Symes Mews

London, NW1 7JE

16 September - 10 December 2016

 

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