Resonating Bodies, curated by Shannon Stratton
Soap Factory, Minnesota
The stagehand’s hole is the only moment in which the audience becomes privately embedded in the image but not as performer. Instead, from a single point of view under the stage, the image of oneself is reflected in a mirror and the viewer becomes the stagehand.
The perversity of an image is perhaps in its refusal to perform. As the stages greet the audience, they interrupt the path of desire to accompanying works in adjacent spaces of the exhibition. Acting somewhere between impotent architecture and belligerent object, these platforms rebuff the expected image. But what else is a stage than its narrative?
Dimensions of stage in Gallery I: 4’ x 14’3” x 32’
Dimensions of stage in Gallery II: 4’ x 15’ x 32’
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