STRATEGIES IN THE GEOMETRY OF HOMECOMING

A song/non song
by Irini Miga

A place from a different timeline

(music..)

Far away from home
Things get a new form (x2)

Words fall on the floor
One by one
“yellow”
“mirage”
“pattern”
Emptying what was full
While I drift deeper

And everywhere I go
I hear echoes of words (x2)

At night the shadows that I see turn rhythm into lines
I follow them trying to stay on the surface

Because you see
Far away from home
Things get a new form (x2)

Once there was a ______
Now a stack of blank pages

Until you ask me Where
And I say from There

Far away from home… (x2)
And everywhere I go… (x2)

(music…)

 

Dried flat flowers are standing in a cement vase that sits on a base made of a cement poured in a 5 liter water bottle in Daria Irincheeva’s 43 Degrees per Century. This composition stands on a pile of personal documents submitted for Daria’s U.S. Green Card application that was compiled by her husband and represents 21st century love letter, the quintessence of bureaucracy, a mix of shared bills, bank accounts and contracts.

In Tula Plumi’s work from the Lines and Circles series a chair cushion is in dialogue with painted metal parts that resemble paper. This series is the continuation of previous paper works and collages and it was inspired by the paper exercises at the preliminary courses in Bauhaus. The series focuses on the concept of exercise as a process, approach and way of thinking and aim to create a context which deals with the ideas of repetition, error, improvisation, and balance, among others.

Morning Light,1, and Morning Light, 17, are founded in observation, the shadow points to the origin of representation, but also to the presence of an absence. It marks the passing of time in a day, but also a season. It is our doppelgänger or alter ego. It is both personal and collective. In her Morning Light series Freya Powell observes shadows within the domestic sphere in attempts to capture time passing and the presence of an absence.

Willie Stewart’s work focuses on objects related to the subcultural images of his past. in his series of handmade VHS Memory Tapes he explores the way objects can produce a veneer that constructs a sincere identity outside of irony. He is influenced by séances, Parker Brother’s Ouija board as a teenage icon, aura photography, messages recorded backwards, and his teenage experiences with music and film; and interested in the parapsychological idea that everyday objects can contain paranormal and psychic energy.

An oscillating fan is blowing book pages back and forth in Magdalen Wong’s Read. The book is „One Hundred Years of Solitude“ by Gabriel Marquez and its pages are turning to the rhythm of the fan.

Ross Moreno and Justin Cooper are utilizing elements of stand up, sketch, magic, monologue, improv, variety, and vaudeville they create performative experiences that consistently challenge the viewer’s expectations. Fragments of the known are collaged, refracted, skewed/skewered into a retro form of post-comedy. The results are hilarious looking, but still slightly tragic, mutant hybrids. Ultimately a deeper entertainment experience is their goal and though their comedic rhythms are not necessarily a beat you can dance to, you may still find yourself shaking with laughter on the dance floor.

 

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Installation view

 

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Installation view

 

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Installation view

 

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Installation view

 

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DARIA IRINCHEEVA, 43 Degrees per Century, wood, spray paint on wood, flat dried flowers, cement, screws, A4 format ‚zine‘ containing all of the personal documents submitted for the U.S. Green Card renewal, 138 x 50 x 26 inches (variable) 2015

 

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FREYA POWELL, Morning light, 1, 2015, Direct to substrate, aluminium print 20 x 16″, Morning light, 17, 2015, Direct to substrate, aluminium print 20 x 16”

 

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MAGDALEN WONG, Read, oscillating fan, book: One Hundred Years of Solitude 2011

 

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TULA PLUMI, Lines and circles series (1), painted steel sheet, chair cushion, 85x45x14 cm 2014

 

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WILLIE STEWART, Memory Tapes, pigmented inkjet print, industrial paint, cardboard, hardware, pencil drawings on stickers, 18.5 x 9 x 2 IN each 2016

 

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WILLIE STEWART, Memory Tapes, pigmented inkjet print, industrial paint, cardboard, hardware, pencil drawings on stickers, 18.5 x 9 x 2 IN each 2016

 

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JUSTIN COOPER & ROSS MORENO, Yeti and Firebush

 

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JUSTIN COOPER & ROSS MORENO, Yeti and Firebush

 

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JUSTIN COOPER & ROSS MORENO, Yeti and Firebush

 

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JUSTIN COOPER & ROSS MORENO, Yeti and Firebush

 

TORRANCE SHIPMAN GALLERY
STRATEGIES IN THE GEOMETRY OF HOMECOMING
DARIA IRINCHEEVA TULA PLUMI FREYA POWELL WILLIE STEWART MAGDALEN WONG
with performance by: JUSTIN COOPER ROSS MORENO
219 36th Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn
3/12 – 3/26 2016