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Enclave Guest Projects | Autumn Collapse / Book End | Kristin Luke & Susan Conte

Jul 25, 2014

Performance at 8pm.

Kristin Luke and Susan Conte will use performance to draw from a collection of semi-autobiographical objects, experiences, and texts, bringing their personal histories into present action. Over the course of the Autumn Collapse residency, Kristin and Susan have been inviting participants to become variously implicated within their autobiographies. These interventions have directly fed into the exhibition installation itself, the exhibition becoming the physical counterpart to the texts and media that exist on Autumn Collapse’s tumblr page.

Autumn Collapse proposes that the moment of personal expression marks a porousness between the internal ‘I’ and the exterior. As the locations of where our subjectivity is formed become increasingly fragmented, dispersed, virtual, a reevaluation of this porousness becomes necessary. The distinctions between caricature, illustration, autobiography, poeticism, and personal truth are muddled. Building on the notion of the Romantic ironic literary/artistic subject, Autumn Collapse models a new framework for how artist/author, the work, and the spectator can operate, where each of these elements are simultaneously unfinished parts and autonomous wholes – an irresolvable synecdoche. Autumn Collapse will hang in the balance here.

The final Autumn Collapse installation will be on view until August 9th, open Wed-Sat 12-6pm.

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