Mar 29th 2014

Rocio Boliver: Majesty of Flesh

@ Defibrillator

1136 N Milwaukee Ave

Opening Saturday, March 29th, from 8PM - 11PM

On view through Saturday, March 29th

DEFIBRILLATOR is proud to present a performance by ROCIO BOLIVER (Mexico), one of the most important women working in Body Art today. Boliver will present, BALANCING ON THE EDGE/AGE in collaboration with BEGOÑA GRANDE (Spain). The evening begins with a performance in the window spaces by LUCHA CLARA (Mexico/US).

These performances contain extreme images and subject matter. A $10 donation is requested at the door.

MAJESTY OF FLESH is a series of exhibitions and discussions initiated by Defibrillator to examine extreme uses of the body as site, research, and practice. Through this project we aim to build appreciation and awareness regarding the underrepresented genre of body modification within time-based art. SUKA OFF (Poland) kicked off the series in October 2013 followed by RON ATHEY in January 2014. Boliver completes the series with BALANCING ON THE EDGE/AGE.

ROCIO BOLIVER (1956) also known as La Congelada de Uva, is an underground culture icon in Mexico City, Boliver criticizes repressive ideological burdens that women endure, primarily in Mexico. Her performance, BALANCING ON THE EDGE/AGE, explores themes surrounding beauty, femininity and the aging body.

BEGOÑA GRANDE (Spain) searches for the freedom of the soul through performance and poetry. She fights for the survival of art as a medicine. Her work is a continuous mutation, a paralysis between time and space, a transparent reflection.

LUCHA CLARA (Mexico/US) has a hybrid identity stemming from her cultural upbringing in Mexico City and the United States. She draws upon cliché, kitsch, Mexican folklore and her love of sensuality. CLARA fetishizes and gestures toward not only cultural objects, but also herself as a cultural object. Her performance in the Windows, ANTI-STAR and MR. NICE GUY, is a collaboration with ERIKKA COCHRAN (Chicago) as Mr. Nice Guy

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