2009, Thu, Jun 18

Julie Tolentino + Ron Athey, USA

The Sky Remains the Same - Archiving Ron Athey's Self-Obliteration # 1 (2009)

The body as archive: Julie Tolentino preserves the work of other artists – re-performing the pieces onto her body. Ron Athey’s solo performance of "Self-Obliteration # 1” will be shown here for the first time. Athey, an icon of body art, distances himself emotionally from his injured body: the work's religious and sexual associations elicit a wide range of conflicting emotions from the audience. Through Julie Solentino’s mirroring of Athey’s performance, the delicate and healthy looking woman’s body calls into question the very sensations it arouses.

See also:

CRY OF LOVE - Installation, Fri 12.6. 18-21 h and Sat 13.6. 18-21 h

CRY OF LOVE - Performance, Sun 14.6. 18 h