BRING IT! Performance Art Series with John Slepian

 

Join us July 23rd for Transcendence by John Slepian as part of the BRING IT! Performance Art Series

Is meditation performative when a simple technical system is constructed to make visible the performer's state of mind? This is a question that artist John Slepian asks as he experiments with a new kind of embodiment in the digital world. In Transcendence, the artist is literally levitated through the power of his mind. Using a hacked toy brainwave sensor, electronics, and powerful actuators, the artist lifts himself by achieving a meditative state. Transcendence humorously and ironically explores the relationship of technology and spirit, and the nature of performance art itself.

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About John Slepian

John Slepian's artwork has been shown at P.S.1/MoMA and Hunter College Art Galleries in New York, the Exploratorium in San Francisco, Axiom Gallery and the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston, and elsewhere in U.S and Canada . He exhibits with the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco. In 2002, he received the New Langton Arts Bay Area Award. He was a resident in the P.S.1 National Studio Program in 2002-2003, and in 2005-2006 was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts grant in Computer Arts. Slepian graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2002 with an MFA in New Genres.  John is currently the Five College Assistant Professor of Art and Technnology at the Five College Consortium in Western Massachusetts. He teaches in the Department of Art at Smith College and in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts at Hampshire College.

John Slepian will be performing his piece At the Closing of Incarnate at the Catharine Clark Gallery July 19th 4:00pm-6:00pm.