Clown Therapy as part of the BRIC Biennial/ Volume 1, Downtown Edition
Presented at BRIC Arts Media as part of the BRIC Biennial/ Volume 1, Downtown Edition, Cori Olinghouse and collaborators Neal Beasley and Eva Schmidt share Clown Therapy, an improvisational performance practice exploring the shapeshifting capacities of the body, space and time. In a mediation on ambiguity and the non sequitur, they collage and dismantle hybrid characters and fictitious states.
The themes touched upon in the BRIC Biennial include: land and landscape, both in Brooklyn and beyond; the body as both the nexus of cultural identity; notions of history and memory; and abstraction.
The artists include: Fariba Salma Alam, Richard Baker, Katie Bell, Isak Berbic, Ben Thorp Brown, Youmna Chlala, Vince Contarino, Joe Diebes, Seth Michael Forman, Scherezade Garcia, Valérie Hallier, Nene Humphrey, Nina Katchadourian, Despo Magoni, Karyn Olivier, ruby onyinyechi amanze, Jenny Polak and Dread Scott, Eleanor Ray, Wendy Richmond, Niv Rozenberg, Jean Shin, Jenna Spevack, Daniel Terna, Penelope Umbrico, Daniel Wiener and Martha Wilson.