CURATORS LAB: Performance and Book Launch
Saturday, May 27 @ 3pm
Please join us for a performance by Miller Robinson, on the occasion of release of the tabernacle catalog, a 32 page book featuring exhibition documentation, work details and an essay by curator Matthew Lax. Catalogs will be available for sale.
Miller Robinson’s Ánav-Vaas-Pâasaha is an 11-foot long evolving performance object made of five cotton pads between two sheets of gauze. It is a garment, a blanket, a protector and resting place for artworks in process and various beings in transition — still forming and evolving as its pages accumulate Robinson’s blood-printed basket patterns.
For 𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘤𝘭𝘦, Ánav-Vaas-Pâasaha is draped on Faggot (unraveled), another unfixed companion work made of a series of glass sticks containing river water, blood, ocean water, tar balls and testosterone hanging from fishing line and hooks. For Robinson’s performance, it invites us to witness another step toward the work’s development as it separates the two pieces and saturates another section, using a paint roller of Robinson’s design made of glass, wool, and soap.