ABSENT SHAPE, a night of all-female performances

On Saturday September 26h, The Chimney NYC will present ABSENT SHAPE, a night of all-female performances curated by Adriana Pauly. The artists, including Alexandra Velasco, Erin Grant, Giovanna Olmos, Katya Grokhovsky and Leah Schrager will be exploring the representation of the female body within the public and private realm through performances, sound and video.

This young generation of artists investigates the ‘fourth wave of feminism’ by producing works that focus on the representation of the female body and identity within the virtual and the everyday; taking charge of their own portrayal and challenging the discourse around ownership the male gaze is averted.
 
ABESENT SHAPE refers to the absence of bodies in the virtual and its undeniable presence in the physical world. Mediated by standards imposed by ourselves and others the female body has been sanctioned, used and reduced to fit expectations imposed on us by generations of oppressors. The artists of this event are able to show nuances of femininity, which accurately portray the complexity of the female identity.