young Franco-Uruguayan artist marked by her double origin, invites us into her lyrical and colorful world. After passing her specialized baccalaureate in Visual Arts & Philosophy, she decided to conquer the artistic city par excellence for all South Americans- Paris. It is during her last year in the degree of Visual Arts at the Sorbonne, that she produces her first installations combining colorful drawings in Posca on Kraft paper and colored LED lights. It is by creating installations which play with light and its reflections that she continues her artistic search until today.
Erin Johnson is an interdisciplinary artist who uses video, sound, performance, and social practice to explore the blurred lines between rehearsal and performance; real and imagined landscapes and borders; and perception, memory, and interpretation. Her practice – which revolves around questions of gender, sexuality, ecology, and disaster – evidences a fundamental situationality, shape¬shifting depending on collaborator, topic, and means at hand. Johnson’s work has been exhibited at museums and galleries such as Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Vox Populi, HERE Arts Center, New Mexico State University, Pelican Bomb, Southern ExposureFind out more »
Jiwoo Park is a visual artist based in Seoul, South Korea and Berlin, Germany. She took part in Takt’s winter residency in 2015 for three months and since then she has been participated in the art scene in Berlin.
Her work has been developed through dialogues of exploring the surroundings and domestic space, questioning the ideas of belongingness and boundaries.
Jean Claire Dy and Petra Lehmann
A short narrative film by Jean Claire Dy
Duration: 27 minutes plus panel discussion
Ligaya unwittingly unravels a wartime secret when filming her Ilonggo uncle’s past life in
Mindanao, Philippines during the tumultuous 1970s. Could this be why her family resists her marrying a Mindanaoan Muslim?
Takt Academy is happy to present Mikaela Conley, a writer and journalist whose reporting on reproductive rights, addiction, and refugees has sent her around the world. In all her work, Mikaela is interested in exploring the complexities of memory, guilt, and the idea of purpose. In her debut novel, she tells the parallel stories of a high school janitor and a student at the same school, in a fictional, New Hampshire resort town and the history and people that encapsulate the community. Join us on Tuesday night for her reading from the book.Find out more »
”With the point of departure in natural dyeing, I examine various types of fermentation processes, cultures of microorganism and the manner in which my body affects and participates with them, over time. What drives my work forward is a fascination and curiosity for the non-human bodies that the human bodies live in symbiosis with. How do we communicate with the creatures that form such a crucial part of us?
In my performances I’m questioning if our body really ends at the skin. Is my body just an extension of the bacterial culture? What happens if we change our perspective into a post-humanistic point of view where the boundaries between nature/culture, mind/body, human/animal fusions together? What happens if we stop thinking the world circulates around the human species and confesses the essential of other body’s existence?
"I create drawings where areas of detail are juxtaposed and contrasted with areas of quiet space, where fragility and absence coexist, focusing on our modern day relationship with nature. My work aims to reconnect the viewer with these delicate, intricate forms, to appreciate and view them in a different light.”Find out more »
"My work revolves heavily around understanding the dynamic nature of the spaces which we define as home. The space within the home is a temporary space that requires settlement and adaptation, ultimately becoming a cardinal site for our privacy and intimacy. It is, however, paradoxically complex, limited, temporary, divided, and empty. My practice explores the reasoning behind why we call a place ‘home’ and what conditions are required to encourage us to inhabit a given space."Find out more »
"Through drawing and painting I am focusing on themes of the human body, sexual desire, the conscious and the unconscious mind. I am interested in exposing social constructs that penetrate our intimate realm. Through a wide range of materials, I am pouring the dichotomies of existence into physical form, questioning the controversies of the socially legitimized representations and parameters of sexuality. I"Find out more »