NOW: A VIDEO ART RITUAL
John Sanborn and Monet Clark
FEBRUARY 8 - APRIL 7, 2018
This multi-screen, audience participatory performance | video installation will premiere at SF Camerawork before traveling to venues in the US and abroad.
“NOW” is guided by two hilarious opposing (s)heros: the sarcastic rage filled, haute goth Catharsis and the vamp, valkyrie yogini Perspicacious. Within 10 screens, including a projection on water, they explore the nexus between technology and ritual by inviting their audience’s participation, guiding them through a personal process. These contrasting protagonists cast a mystical space in an urban gallery, and wittily survey contemporary and historical pitfalls, while bringing the audience into the present now moment. “NOW” examines cultural appropriation and evolution; global warming; punk rock ideology; and spiritual philosophy. It reveals an emerging scientifically based, melting pot mysticism, and promotes the individual-micro/global-macro connection where “you matter now.”
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