Opening Tuesday, February 20th, from 4:15PM - 5:30PM
Moe Satt works as a visual/performance artist and curator in Yangon, Myanmar. Moe started creating art after graduating from East Yangon University in Myanmar with a degree in Zoology in 2005.
In 2008, he founded and organized Beyond Pressure, an international festival of performance art in Myanmar.
The body is Moe Satt’s foremost medium. He places actions and performances in the intersection of public spaces and the wider public, thereby eliciting both the acts of witnessing and participation necessary for a sense of co-immunity and alterity. It becomes evident that Moe Satt’s pursuit is in de-hierarchizing order via choreographic structures that propose a disruption of normative public spheres and engagement in order to allow the spectators to perceive time, movement, and exchange in a renewed sense.
Hand gestures and symbols are essential to Moe Satt’s practice. He uses the patterns derived from religion, social history, and even popular culture as a citational tool to communicate, express attitudes and information, raise questions, and provoke. He entails the hands as means of productivity, and the embodiment of multitudinous strength and mentality, which generates a sense of mission and revolution.
Nora Taylor is a Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at SAIC.