Margarita Garcia & Xinglang Guo /
Moving/Mediations is a subterranean performative gesture that disrupts the daily commute. Through a meditative performance, combined with a pirate broadcast and visual media, the artists seek to create a temporary contemplative space that opens the possibilities of re-engagement with ritual in public spaces. Inspired by the solitary, habitual nature of the subway- hurtling through dark tunnels, rhythmically beeping turnstiles; this work suggests the possibilities within social spaces –interconnection in a network that is fluid, indefinite and open, echoing the artists’ embrace of new technologies as instruments for making art as well as the ritual potential within everyday gestures.
October 1, 2, 8, 9 from 10:30-11am and October 2-7 and 10 from 8:45-9:15am
On the L-train running from First Avenue to Eighth Avenue.
The artistic collaboration between Chinese artist Xinglang Guo and US artist Margarita Garcia began in 2010 when they met at the Bauhaus University, Germany. Together they explore themes of the environment, voyages and ritual through video, performance and sound installations. They have exhibited their work in Europe, Asia and the US.