UNTITLED (EPHEMERAL STUDY 1)

(03.09 – 05.09) 2015
Los Angeles

LONDON-BASED CHINESE DESIGNER/CREATIVE & CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS GRADUATE
DEBUTS TIME AND SITE-SPECIFIC BASED INSTALLATION SERIES IN LOS ANGELES
INCORPORATING GARMENTS ENCASED IN ICE, IMMERSIVE SOUND, DANCE, & PHOTOGRAPHY

The first space is in Los Angeles: Untitled (Ephemeral Study 1). The exhibition will display time-based works referencing Yang’s garments. Pieces from his collection will be encased in solid blocks of ice, which will be allowed to melt over the course of four days. On view will be a series of commissioned conceptual images created by HART+LESHKINA www.hartleshkina.com, multi-channel immersive sound pieces, and a commissioned performance by choreographer/performance artist Milka Djordjevich.

The supple feel of rubber, it stays taut, when it is pulled around the body, until the body temperature is rising. It begins to produce sweat and moisture on top. When the rubber returns to the original state, the space leaves only the wet body, but the rubber is like nothing happened to it ever. Los Angeles and its people are very conscious about their body. Stretching the body to the extreme, like a rubber string, compact and retractable.

Los Angeles-based choreographer Milka Djordjevich creates a performance exploring the softness, tension and restrictive forces of designer Samuel Yang’s rubber pieces. Three women tug, stumble and wrestle in connection to rubber and one another. The work is an extension of her trans-disciplinary dance-making process with artists like Yang, challenging notions of what a dance can and cannot do. Performed by dancers Dorothy Dubrule, Jennie Liu and Devika Wickremesinghe, with sound by composer Chris Peck.