Emily Mast

4030 N. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90031 mastonfig@gmail.com

index china art

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INDEX (China Art), 2015, performance, 5 hours

Part of the group show This Sentence, curated by Lauren Mackler of Public Fiction. Here, INDEX is a procession, a series of live vignettes taking place within the gallery and mingling with the other objects on display. The bodies, coated in paint, alternate the exercise of becoming inanimate, non-verbal and seemingly immune to time. Here, INDEX challenges performance’s predictable beginning, middle and end by eliminating starts and finishes. The work loops over the course of one day, bodies sweating, paint fading and with the loss in translation inherent to any repetition. Utilizing different spaces in the galleries, the work smudges the line between the artifice of the carefully staged (i.e. exhibition), and its very human (and unpredictable) unraveling.

With: Davie-Blue and Gregory Barnett

Performed at China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles