Mar 18th 2016

Rosé & Sofia Moreno: Remains

@ Defibrillator Gallery

1463 W Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL

Opening Friday, March 18th, at 6PM

On view through Sunday, March 20th

“The past is another county and they do things differently there.” – Jeanette WintersonREMAINS is a three day durational performance and sculpture collaboration between artists ROSÉ, SOFIA MORENO, and the public. The piece and structure unfolds through time as it juts itself through sexual histories/herstories, myth, love, public intimacy, pain, religious colonialism, and ultimately existence on a dying landscape. Artists act as anthropologists excavating their personal and an imagined past and future through creating objects on-site and burying what they might consider “relics”. The artists ask the public to bring clothes or fabric to donate. Each item will be featured in a large installation,each garment will represent a story and all-together a detail of our collective human relationship. Your experience will not go unnoticed. As you donate a personal item of clothing, a gallery assistant will write down your name. The item of clothing can really be anything of color or texture. The end project will be displayed at the gallery through the next three days.

SOFIA MORENO was born and raised in Coahuila, Mexico. In 1994, she immigrated to the United States and lived in Dallas, Texas. She then moved to Chicago, where she currently lives and works. Sofia is a multimedia artist and her subjects include expressions of the sacred and profane, the body, sexuality, religion and socio-political issues within contemporary culture. Moreno is currently working on the follow up to her six-year project, P o r n A g a i n. “I’m interested in the essence of the body rather than the form itself. I paint a sexually and spiritually confused youth.”

ROSÉ is a Chicago body-based artist and healer. Drawing from elements of butoh, theater, music, and ritual. Rosé binds the spaces bordering between the body, desire, queer world making, and spirituality. Through a wide range of performance practices, Rosé navigates the post-millennial landscape in search of love, immanence,and ultimately healing. In addition to their solo practice they are currently collaborating with artist Efren Adkins on Burning Orchid a pre-identity/post-colonial performative earthwork. Rosé attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago(BFA 2008). They were awarded with residencies at Links Hall, ACRE, and were a sponsored artist at High Concept Laboratories. In the past they have collaborated with artists Ron Athey, Manuel Vason, Sofia Moreno, Ginger Krebs, and Heather Lynn. They have presented work in Chicago at Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, S+S Project, Sullivan Galleries, Aldo Castillo Gallery, Western Exhibitions and New Capital. They have also exhibited work at JACK (NYC), The Judson Church (NYC), Oliver Francis Gallery (Dallas), MOCA (Los Angeles), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Aux Performance Space (Philadelphia), and Little Berlin (Philadelphia).

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