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Cosmic to Corporeal: Contemporary Queer Performance Practices


The MAC is pleased to present Cosmic to Corporeal: Contemporary Queer Performance Practices, curated by Liss LaFleur, artist, activist, and Assistant Professor of New Media Art at the University of North Texas. Cosmic to Corporeal is on view September 21 through November 9, 2019 with an opening reception Saturday, September 21 from 6 to 9 PM, including a performance by Jer’Lisa Devezin at 7 PM. Two performance events will be held during the run of the exhibition: a performance by Le’Andra LeSeur Saturday, October 12, 6 PM; and a performance event featuring local artists on Saturday, October 26, 6-9.

Cosmic to Corporeal seeks to provide an intergenerational, and intersectional exchange of artists who are working to redefine the constructs of performance art and identity, specifically in relation to the queer body and the relationship of the body to technology. Curator Liss LaFleur has selected works from an international open call, including, among others, works by: Zackary Drucker, Le’Andra LeSeur, Jonathan Molina-Garcia, and Legacy Russell.

Cosmic to Corporeal expands notions of corporeality through performance, time-based, photographic, and sculptural works. Many of the works in this exhibition reach beyond the typical idea of performance art by prompting the viewer to engage or to consider everyday life as an act of performance. The viewer is encouraged to reflect on the body beyond a physical occupation of space and explore the charged border between ‘queered’ bodies and society, narratives and politics, or private selves and public views.

Full list of artists included in this exhibition:

ATOM-r (the Anatomical Theaters of Mixed Reality), Christian Cruz, Chuck + George, Zackary Drucker, Fierce Pussy, Jer’Lisa Devezin, Hannes Egger, Kris Grey, Sungjae Lee, Le’Andra LeSeur, Leslie Martinez, Jonathan Molina-Garcia, Cori Olinghouse + Shona Masarin, Martin Wannam Roca, Legacy Russell, and Jesse Treviño.

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