Olek & Carrie Ahern "Covers" Performance Installation

The LAB Gallery

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This new collaboration between visual artist Olek and choreographer Carrie Ahern entitled, "Covers,” is a morphing crochet installation presented to the Midtown-Manhattan passersby from within the fishbowl confines of The LAB Gallery during evening rush hours. Olek’s three wearable sculptures, handmade of mostly recycled synthetic materials using classic crochet techniques and connected into one large crocheted sculpture, will be entered, separated and transformed into evolving images by performers Carrie Ahern, Jillian Hollis and Agata Oleksiak. Sculptures and movement are inspired by a title of a book by 3 Polish woman writers: Ewa Hyży’s “Woman, body, identity”; Slawomira Wasileska’s "Ladies, Knights and Feminists"; and Aganieszka Graff’s "World without Women". The design and movement vision comes solely from the title and is a play on the English idiom "don't judge a book by its cover." The performance installation will raise questions of how one’s own desires are projected onto the static objects one sees in store windows, and investigate how our desires shift when the objects become live women, both moving and changing the shape of the objects, and vulnerable to the audience’s gaze. What is the residual relationship to the objects once disinhabited by the performers and left as a new static installation?



from September 09, 2009 to September 25, 2009
Performances take place Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 5:30pm-6:30pm.


Olek, Carrie Ahern

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