VW Sunday Sessions: Doreen Garner
Where: MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave.
718-784-2084 Price: $15
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In this new commission, tattoo artist and sculptor Doreen Garner explores the pain and trauma bodies endure during the practice of tattooing as ink and needles penetrate human skin. Using an EEG machine to collect data on the physical transformation of bodies as they are tattooed live in the VW Dome—from the release of endorphins and adrenaline to altered heart rates—Garner translates this quantitative information into visual environments, implicating data-collecting machines as artistic collaborators. The result is both clinical and corporeal, collapsing boundaries between the surface of the body and organs below the skin.
Garner is joined by Anderson Luna, Tommy Martinez, and Tamara Santibañez for a series of performative vignettes.
This is one of six new commissions presented as part of VW Sunday Sessions 2018/2019. The VW Sunday Sessions commissioning program supports local and international emerging artists in the development and presentation of new performance workBuy tickets/get more info now