The House Of ia: VORFREUDEN I
WITCHES Artist Residency Exhibition
Friday, April 24, 7.30pm–10pm
VORFREUDEN is the second installment of The House Of ia's Humans Project, an experiential inquiry in locating the ‘body’ (being body, social body, body of work) as a central tool, as site, as social context, as a biotic archive in which to source material from. As we elicit the practice of ‘human’ as 'material', we embrace the inevitable un-locatability of a being/becoming body whose validity lies in sensation based knowing, knowledge within itself and nothing else, knowledge unearthed from information circuits bygone by linearity. Vorfreuden extracts the sap of a cellular re(collection).
"Unflaggingly, like an inescapable boomerang, a vortex of summons and repulsion places those haunted by it literally beside themselves." —Kristeva
pt. 1: Lisa Kusanagi, Cameron Fletcher, Melissa Nierman. Nicolas Fuentes, Benjamin Frankenberg, Nikima Jagudajev. pt. 2: kb Thomason, Jillayne Hunter
1196 Myrtle Ave
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In January 2015, the WITCHES Artist Residency began at Mana Contemporary in New Jersey. The three-month collaboration with Eileen Kaminsky Family Foundation (ESKFF) is culminating in a month-long rotating exhibition in Brooklyn. Throughout April, the six female artists-in-residence will inhabit Stream Gallery, presenting new work they created in Jersey City. Film screenings, performances, and abbreviated solo exhibitions will inhabit the intimate space through April 26th.
Performance: Friday, April 24, 7.30–10pm
Closing reception: Sunday, April 26, 6–8pm
The House of ia, April 24 (Performance)
Meriem Bennani, April 26 (Film screening)
WITCHES is a creative agency based in Bushwick, NY, specializing in event production and creative management. By providing platforms for emerging artists and creatives to explore their voice through multiple mediums and projects, WITCHES creates sustainable systems for artists to work within.