sorry we are close(d) – melissandre varin – Winter Residency
February 14 @ 11:00 am - March 12 @ 6:00 pm
Relation, displacement, multiplicity, identity, interdependency, and language emerge from melissandre’s work. Making from an Afro and Caribbean diasporic context, melissandre add layers of complexity using a situated Black feminism. Through poetic performance arts, moving image assemblages, and site-specific installations – among other things – melissandre interrogate how the encounter between bodies that have been marginalised, everyday materials, and institutional spaces transgresses normativity.
other times – but in the same city – melissandre will be based at Arcadia Gallery using the space beyond a site of collaboration – as a site of organising. melissandre invite Black, queer and artist-parents and their little ones to collectively re-consider arts spaces. Arcadia will be used as a sanctuary where beings historically excluded from such spaces work in and work with one another (including the non-human space).