No, not here

 

March 16 - April 7, 2019

No, not here

Orlee Malka and Ana Rivera


OPENING
SATURDAY, March 16th, 5-8 pm

Performance
En algún otro lugar, Ana Rivera
SATURDAY, March 16th, 5-8 pm

“En algún otro lugar” is a sound performance in a living room. It inhabits the domestic space / deciding to play off the stage. Deciding, in fact, that there will be no stage, only a mirror that creates a feedback loop as the only viewpoint / a negotiation of otherness in real time. You yearn the absence of any gaze, but know that, in the lack of any other presence, you can’t know/tell if you are here or not. 

No, not here is a temporal space for destitute sharing. In Orlee Malka's pieces, she traces modes and imagery of the colonial divide and with it, reimagines its afterlives. Malka shifts the imagery and representations of the history of the breeding of the Arabian horse, and in Diamonds, (collaboration with Ana Rivera) the artists mediate on historic literacy tests for immigrants in the U.S. (Ellis Island, 1914).

Within research and reproducing images, No, not here is a place that exists alongside the institution and the university but is anarchic at its core. It continues its planning within friendships and vulnerable living.

Image taken by the artists at the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration. The diamonds were drawn by immigrants as part of a cognitive test that required them to copy geometric shapes. The ones at the top were drawn by immigrants who had never held a pencil before, the middle ones by immigrants who had never gone to school, and the bottom group by those who had completed less than a year of schooling.

Image taken by the artists at the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration. The diamonds were drawn by immigrants as part of a cognitive test that required them to copy geometric shapes. The ones at the top were drawn by immigrants who had never held a pencil before, the middle ones by immigrants who had never gone to school, and the bottom group by those who had completed less than a year of schooling.