Informances + Night viewing of Human Luminescence
Interactive performances with the artist, August 28, 7:30-9:30 PM
Space is limited. To attend, please RSVP here.
Krysten Cunningham’s Informances are participatory performances that are therapeutic in nature. They are inspired by the Brazilian Neo–concrete artists of the 1950s and ’60s who rejected pure forms of geometric abstraction for more sensual methods of art making. In her Informances Cunningham creates a loose set of instructions that guide the participant through a direct and personal experience of art. “Each Informance is a cauldron where inner and outer feelings are transformed into connectedness to self, to object and to others.” The August 2019 Informances are inspired by the ultraviolet light of her new work entitled Human Luminescence.
Human Luminescence “explores how methods of weaving, textiles, and performance art relate to theoretical science in fundamental ways. The interactive artwork was conceived out of a desire to make the abstract ideas of modern physics more accessible. Comprised of multiple stretchy loops of fabric that form a loose and flexible grid structure, participants, complete the artwork by acting as a loom itself. They both build and maintain a movable textile that models ideas found in modern physics such as multi-body problems, entanglement and the space/time fabric of Albert Einstein’s general relativity.” In this way, Cunningham hacks a path from the abstract back into the physical world to show what is happening all around us on a microscopic and quantum level. Human Luminescence is also “an act of protest against intolerance, over-work and lack of connection. It mends broken-hearts and soothes the pain of endless miscommunications that divide us.”