August 25, 2016 6-8PM
Presented at Garis & Hahn, 263 Bowery
New York NY 10002
Co-hosted by Culturadora and AH Arts
MOTUS Empathés, a new interactive multidisciplinary performance by Arantxa Araujo that explores the human movement as essential for the development of empathy.
Araujo applies Neuroscience principles and our understanding of movement to performance and art to allow audiences to access experiences and increase consciousness.
MOTUS Empathés trailer
Arantxa Araujo (b.1984) is a choreographer and multidisciplinary artist based in New York City as well as a practicing Neuroscientist with an MA in Motor Learning and Control from Columbia University. She was awarded a full scholarship from Mexican Government Institution CONACYT, and received her BA in Theater Studies Emerson College in Boston in 2007. Araujo is a certified yoga teacher under the instruction of Dharma Mittra (2010). She received maximum certification from London based¬ performer and yogi Edward Clark (Tripsichore) in 2012.
This project is based on Araujo’s previous research about Mirror Neurons (found in the motor cortex, which are activated with observation and visualization of biological movement without executing the action) and their affect one's ability to understand the experience of the other, erasing otherness barriers and creating emotional openness. In MOTUS Empathés, the figure is obscured with the background and it is only with 13-15 LED lights placed on the body at key joints that the human form is revealed. The viewer is meant to infer the entire body through the illumination, movement, and placement of the LED lights during the performance, but the full outline of a form is actually never visible.
Araujo uses experimental methods to isolate the perception of movement of sociocultural prejudices in order to raise awareness of the universality of our body language and the importance of transcending barriers acquired through cultural codes and habits. During the showing, the artist plans to collect qualitative reactions of the public, becoming a vital part of the work. For this performance, she is joined by five dancers and has partnered with Dan Zlotnik and Carina López, who created the accompanying music.
The two site-specific installations by Gabrielle Duggan and Jillian Clark in Linear Tensions curated by Alixandra Hornyan | AH Arts will serve as a set for Araujo's interactive performance, and in parallel, help to address issues of memory, of connectivity and displacement, and the ongoing formation of identity; one line in relation to another.
Culturadora in collaboration with Lifion Innovation Lab invite you to an exclusive networking event celebrating ART, Technology and Innovation.
Wednesday, July 13th
6:30: Reception - food and drinks
7:00: Program starts
@ Lifion - 135 W 18th st.
Eric Corriel: ericcorriel.com
Allison Berkoy: berkoy.com
Diego Zaks: diegozaks.com
This meetup will explore the relationship between art and technology today. We will discuss how technology is transforming culture, how artists are responding to new conditions of surveillance; how social media’s mass creativity interfaces with identity evolving in a digital age; and what the future of internet art might be.
Want to easily navigate the fairs and understand what you see?
Our private tours are offered in both English and Spanish and are the perfect way to get the most out of your visit. Designed for small groups, we provide a full overview of the fairs, current art market trends and present a selection of exciting highlights.
Culturadora can facilitate discounted full day, unlimited and VIP group tickets to the fairs.
Who are the up-and-coming stars of the contemporary art world? This Emerging Artists Tour will provide you with an introduction to either or both The Armory Show and The ADAA fair along with a special focus on the artists and young galleries. This tour should be of special interest to anyone interested in beginning an art collection and can include introductions to galleries.
We have a limited number of private tours available, so early booking is recommended. For booking or information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Inga Gallery is pleased to announce
it's participation at
Fair dates: Wednesday—Saturday
Above: Ali Silverstein
HEART/BEETS BY ARANTXA ARAUJO EXPLORES THE RELATIONSHIP OF PHYSIOLOGICAL, AFFECTIVE AND COGNITIVE STATES, AND THE EFFECT EACH HAS ON THE OTHER. IT PRETENDS TO REFLECT UPON LOVE SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF NEUROSCIENCE, “MISATTRIBUTION OF AROUSAL THEORY” AND USING GARCIA LORCA’S “BLOOD WEDDING” AS A FRAMEWORK THAT REPRESENTS LOVE’S STRICT PROTOCOLS INFUSED WITH CATHOLIC TRADITION WHICH DICTATES FEMALES BEHAVIOR. THEMES SUCH AS MARRIAGE, VIRGINITY, MONOGAMY AND FIDELITY ARE TOUCHED UPON.
Sept 18 - Oct 23
Artists: Artists: Rachel Libeskind, Daniel Greenfield, Romina Hendlin, Nick Fusaro, Mei Xian Qiu, Tracey Snelling, Diego Zaks, Ariela Kader, Arantxa Araujo & Eric Corriel
Curated by Culturadora
“The most outrageous lies that can be invented will find believers if a person only tells them with all his might.” Mark Twain.
Conceived Without Sin is an exhibition that proposes a new religion that reframes the longstanding ideology of Judeo-Christian thought. Participating artists have transformed the space into a modern day sanctuary, governed by the laws of communication and open thought, challenging archaic binary notions of good and evil. Conceived Without Sin presents how religion could look like from the perspective of a generation that has inherited the lessons of the most important social and political revolutions in history. Growing up with the ubiquity of the Internet meant that at a young age we were granted immediate access to scientific data and different currents of thought, often with little oversight. Access to information encouraged challenging seminal religious stories like Virgin Mary’s mysterious pregnancy and aroused questions such as: Why does female sexuality have to be condemned? And, why must homosexuality be categorized as deviant behavior?
This proposal challenges the myths that religion has perpetuated regarding sexuality at large, but specifically homosexuality and bisexuality. The widespread political reform regarding same-sex marriage in North America has propelled some of these artists to question the ideology of the Judeo-Christianity model. According to a recent poll by the Pew Research Center, Millennials have the highest acceptance for same-sex marriage than any other generation. At 70 percent approval rating, this generation’s acceptance of sexual independence has led to greater social tolerance and is closing the gap of gender disparity. With such acceptance, religions are losing their power as the sole compass of morality and virtue. The limited representation of race in religious imagery is another challenge we propose to address in the context of this exhibition. Historically, groups looking to strengthen their powers and suppress individual thought often devised artistic depictions of religious myths that favored their own agendas. Those without power were left out of the visual narratives that have served as the aesthetic norm for centuries.
Rachel Libeskind will perform a Nativity Scene during the opening.