Dimanche Rouge presents an evening of performance art featuring Dominican-based American artist Jessica Hirst and British artists Weeks & Whitford at Plateforme Gallery on Thursday August 29th, 2013 at 8pm.
In her interactive performance Creative Economy, Jessica Hirst will explore and challenge concepts of the value of money and art as physical objects. Creative Economy intervenes international currency, the bills themselves, transforming them into independently functional objects, such as a sewn cloth, or as art, when they are painted.
Weeks & Whitford will present Concomitant – 12 x 15 = 180 Series. In this work, the artists will explore the concurrence of life and death, loss, hope and faith within recurring cycles and the lovers body as the locus for a lifetime.
About Jessica Hirst
Jessica Hirst is an artist who works with performance, video, photography, writing, collage, installations, and assemblage. Hirst lives and work among Puerto Plata, Republica Dominicana, San Diego, California and Washington, DC. She presented work worldwide including Barcelona, London, Belgrade, Lisbon, Berlin, Managua, Tijuana, New York City, Miami, Bogota, Buenos Aires, and Valdivia. Hirst studied contemporary art practice at Metafora in Barcelona and earned a Bachelor of Science in Earth Systems with distinction from Stanford University. She is interested in the porous borders between ‘health’ and ‘illness’, in mechanisms of control in personal and geopolitical relations, and in how the body expresses the mind. Hirst believes it important to have a sense of humor, especially in performance.
About Weeks & Whitford
Weeks & Whitford began working together in 2010 in order to directly address the boundaries between life, experience and art and to confront their own social and emotional limits and the limits of others. They allow themselves to be vulnerable, to fail, to not offer answers, to not entertain, and to achieve a disintegration within performance in order for meaning to come through from beyond rationality, from where words expire. Influenced by literature, visual art, philosophy, performance, horror, porn and punk they blur the boundaries of performance art and common culture, theatre, academia, the private and the personal, art and life.
Weeks and Whitford are co – founders and co – directors of Cornwall Autonomous Zone, an independent artist led project space/network. CAZ was founded in 2010 and is focused on
supporting artists/curators working in performance, video, installation, writing and research.
August 29th, 8pm, free admission
73 rue des Haies, 75020 Paris
Métro: Avron, Maraîchers, Buzenval
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