Sunday, November 29, 2009
Performance at 179 Canal New York
Video documentation, Part I, Fourth repetition
Video documentation, Part II, Fourth repetition
Nothing More Than a Theatre of Fluctuating Ideas and Echoes of Future Moments (A New Refutation of Time), an experimental, itinerant, ever unfolding, site-specific performed sculpture, an abstract ensemble of philosophical texts de-coded into musical notes, improvised actions and choreographed movements.
Having as a point of departure art production processes, working with places as they are given to her and limited by the materials available around them, Elena Bajo rearranges these found elements into a new composition, juxtaposing the identities of prefigured social and political spaces and dimensions, creating a sometimes cryptic but always revealing new code of signifiers. A re-staging of a space and time, of the past, into future events that uses chance, contingency and ambiguity of the moment.
Elena Bajo is a spanish artist living and working between New York and Berlin. Her concept-generated practice is concerned with the social and political dimensions of everyday actions and common spaces, the strategies to conceptualize resistance, the poetics of ideologies, and the relationship between temporalities and subjectivities. She works individually and collectively across installation, performance, participatory events, video and writing.
She has recently participated in projects at White Columns, New York (2009), Prague Festival, Prague (2009), Sculpture Center, LIC (2009), ISCP, New York (2009), Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin (2008) and was one of the founders of the temporary art project EXHIBITION, New York (2009). In 2005, she received an MFA from Central Saint Martins School of Art in London.