La Explosión (The Explosion) A Performance by Amapola Prada in collaboration with the artist MPA
Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 7pm
Part of the exhibition:
MODELO PARA ARMAR: REHEARSING THE CITY
The exhibition features a series of video-recorded actions realized in Lima, Peru and New York City that demonstrate notions of the city-as-hub, internal migration, and everyday aggression.
Modelo para Armar is the effect of the artist’s ongoing study regarding the subjectivity and apparent tensions of collectively engaged individuals, and the expression of these tensions through pulsiones or psychic impulses. This work has unfolded through the careful observation of daily life and people’s places in it, and is augmented by the artist’s personal sensorial experience.
The videos present archetypal and imaginary situations as subjective interpretations of the realities of city life. The subjects of these situations- including the artist herself- are latent bodies who are activated by a variety of impulses. Participants perform actions in which they confront their circumstances, exteriorizing internal emotional states. Their cumulative individual energies hint at becoming collective.