Christina Gesualdi Air Performance / Joo Won Park

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Join Spread Art on August 23rd for "Texture Monster" - Artist in Residencence performance by Christina Gesualdi.

About Christina:
I'm a dancer from Philly. I'm so excited to be here. I'll be showing a solo called TEXTURE MONSTER that is emerging out of my process here in relation to the Detroit Contemporary studio.

I’ve been thinking of my current work as a collage... A space where all the parts don't take up equal space. Maybe it is more like a decoupage though...where there is a topography and certain parts get layered thick. The two solos that this current work is coming out of were called lasso belly and fuck these permeable curves respectively. They were made and performed in Philly in direct relation to Mascher Space and thefidget space respectively, and thus in response to the neighborhood where those spaces are located: Kensington, Philadelphia.


I'm thinking about The Hudson River School painters and the way their work gets at the beauty and sublimity of “untouched” "wild" nature while also putting a frame on it and locking it down. I'm curious how that affects and spills into our politics on how artists and new generations of "makers" in urban environments (Philly, Detroit, etc.) use space and find platforms and visibility and the way that neoliberal views of this can directly contribute to gentrification, policing of bodies, and inflated ideas about ambition that lead to war and exhaustion and stomping out those who are actually marginalized and at risk.

Joo Won Park (www.joowonpark.net) is an electronic musician recently moved to Detroit area. Joo Won makes music with no-input mixer, found objects, home appliances, and computers. His recent album was released by NoRemixes label. Joo Won is teaching music technology at the Wayne State University.

Spread Art @detroit contemporary
5141 Rosa Parks Blvd
Detroit

$5-10 suggested donation
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