In this performance reading, artist duo Bambitchell continue their exploration of the legal frameworks that govern non-human animals and objects, moving from the territorial jurisdictions explored in their film Bugs & Beasts Before the Law (2019), to the legal realm of the sea. Dolphins, ships and other vessels is a polyvocal narrative that spans bodies of water. Stretching from Te Moana-o-Raukawa, to the South China Sea, the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and the Clyde and Kaniatarowanenneh Rivers, the narrative traces the disappearance and reappearance of a dolphin, the reincarnations of ships, and the embodiments of Jinn—as vessels, mammals, water, myth, and law.
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Fermented Face is a workshop that uses facial massage and a guided meditation to ask questions about bodily borders, ideas of porosity and contamination, and the importance of touch in these contemporary times. Participants will be mailed a small vial of artist-made salve with live microorganisms and will massage this into their face or another part of their body according to guided instructions. After the meditation, participants will journal and share aspects of their experience.
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Disappearance Landscape is a virtual workshop that uses the body to interrogate and intervene highly contested sites. Using green screen strategies, participants will examine jails, prisons, border walls, conflict zones, and other places of power in order to mediate, flip, dissect, transpose, or dismantle forms of oppression and confinement.
The Henry Art Gallery will be mailing free kits to workshop registrants, that include paper and adhesive, to construct a greenscreen background for the participatory workshop. Once registered for this event, please email your preferred shipping address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Because this workshop requires a mailed component, please register by January 26 to ensure receipt of your kit. Kits should arrive the week of February 1. Due to timing and shipping constraints, mailed kits will be limited to registrants residing in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.