Tuesday November 14 | 8:00 pm11:00 pm
Kristan Saloky and Rachel Copel: Ritual Sacrificing of the Cherries$10WE is a monthly series curated by Lia Kohl and Deidre Huckabay, in which artists create ceremonies, rituals, or rites of passage that promote collective mindfulness with the audience toward a specific intention.
A performance-based media artist, whose practice includes live performance, video, photography and installation. Current research encompasses post-modern phenomenology, feminist studies, film studies, and the history of the body in advertising, art, and science. Currently lives and works in Chicago, IL.
Using my own body as a vehicle for research, my performances, videos, and photographs each explore issues of obsession, vanity, desire and self-infliction. The female figure, notably myself, is placed at the foreground as the object of desire. However, she continually challenges her position as both static object and passive receptor. As a female artist and artistic subject, I am both the instigator and the object of desire, defying traditional patriarchal spectatorship. In this way, my work exposes to the viewer a particular feminine body experience as one that both looks and is looked at.
Image by Laetitia Cerio.