⍆ The Bars
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views of To Kiss on a Battlefield, Act I, 2023;
mixed media installation including synthesized sweat, aluminum (alloy 6061), microcrystalline wax, 62h sound recording, performance;
MFA Grad Thesis at California Institute of the Arts, CA, March 2023;
To Kiss on a Battlefield is a mixed media project revolving on the creation and iteration of a ground of formal abandonment.
Accompanied by a quasi-aphoristic essay (attempt) in 23 points and modeling notions of beside representation, chunk and material openness, Act I critiques in exposure a thoroughly embattled society by acknowledging, exposing and relegating trauma (wound) as our contemporary paradigm, and by imagining kissing as its inverse.
This page, paired with an incoming text publication, is an attempt to mediate a project whose nature is deeply, irreducibly experiential.
Documentation images on this page by logan wolfe, yun gi ahn, zoe moon, with performers kayla dobbs, aviana glover, clemente ciarrocca [flash actions brutally cutting short the blur of long exposure].
Special thanks to yun gi ahn, erick benitez, ben borden, alexandria carrion, kayla dobbs, gloria galvez, boz deseo garden, aviana glover, michael ned holte, ak jenkins, chris johst, herry kim, steven lam, wes larios, dhyandra lawson, nick lee, kai-luen liang, francesca loffreda, lena martin, poodle moran, mpa, isabel riedling, naomi sam, julie tolentino, logan wolfe.
documentation by logan wolfe, with performers kayla dobbs, clemente ciarrocca
documentation by yun gi ahn and clemete ciarrocca, with performers aviana glover, kayla dobbs, clemente ciarrocca
documentation by logan wolfe
the kiss, medium format ILFORD HP5 plus film
To Kiss on a Battlefield, Act I: Teaser (in aftermath), 2023, 3m22
with aviana glover and kayla dobbs
scans of in the atmosphere remains (an essay/attempt in 23 points), 2023, inkjet on paper, edition of 100, 63/100
Companion text to To Kiss on a Battlefield, Act 1, offered in editioned copies at the opening of the project on March 23rd, 2023
point 4: Death's End, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Death%27s_End&oldid=1148584497
point 8: S. Hartman, The Plot of Her Undoing, commissioned and published by the Feminist Art Coalition
documentation by zoe moon