Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya "Uncovering" Performance Installation

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The LAB (for installation + performance art) is pleased to present "Uncovering," a performance installation by LEIMAY, led by the creative duo Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya. "Uncovering" is an exploration into the paradox between fear and ambition; how it affects the individual and helps define society. This two part piece will take place over the course of a two week run on the corner of 47th and Lex.

For the first week, June 10-16, LEIMAY collaborates with Tijuana born, New York based draftsman and artist Hugo Crosthwaite and an international group of New York based performers and Butoh dancers. This part will be a durational dance- drawing-installation from 4-8pm each night, reflecting on how society’s hierarchical views of success are dominated by fear of failure.

Through a series of daily performances, the residue of sweat and movement produced by the performers will gradually expose a large scale mural-engraving hidden behind white cloth sheeting. The performance will challenge the viewer to explore the confrontation between our collective values and individual self discovery, bringing to the forefront the ephemeral nature of life.

Part One Performed by Yamasaki Ami, Taj Black, Ximena Garnica, May-Lee Hollis, Theresa Magario, Liz McAuliffe, Denisa Musilova, Hiram Pines, Rachael Richman, Julie Spodek and Alex Vizzi.

For the second week of "Uncovering," June 19-24, the space will once again be transformed by a daily fourhour action by Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya. Exploring the innate struggle that exists between the creation of self-protective mechanisms, each of them will publically confront the challenge of removing them. Each day, the artists will go through the same process of shedding liquid latex skin-moulds of their bodies, letting them accumulate in the space, eventually leaving them exposed, naked and vulnerable.

Performers Part Two: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya

During both parts of the installation a collection of sound vignettes based on recordings of sounds generated by the making of the installation are randomly play back in 20’’ to 2’ sequences. These sound compositions by Jeremy Slater and Roland Toledo heighten to the layering principles of Uncovering.

Over the two weeks, "Uncovering" will progress from a collective confrontation of the many, struggling in a frantic society, to the private reconciliation of the individuals who by exploring their personal fear, hope to contribute with the revitalization of humanity.



from June 10, 2011 to June 24, 2011
Performance Dates and Times: Part 1: June 10,11,13,14,15,16 4-8pm & Part 2: June 19,20,21,22,23,24 2-8pm.

Opening Reception on 2011-06-10 from 19:30 to 21:30

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