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LUmkA is pleased to present SKIN/IN SITU, an exhibition curated by Cortney Connolly. Opening 2 December 2023, the demonstration will begin promptly at 8 pm. Dancing in the gray area between active and passive sexual expression, SKIN/IN SITU examines the cycle of endangerment applied to the performance of female sexuality. In the environmental installation, humanesque vessels dressed in cut assemblages of lingerie are activated and altered through ritualistic gestures and choreographies. SKIN/IN SITU edges sensory stimulation to inquire and provoke meditation to the dynamics between expression and audience.

Employing themes of deviance and obscenity, the performance informed by abstract calcified stretched compositions and their projected dancing figurative sisters, build an environment for audience activation. Whether absent, abstracted, or embodied, each medium of sensuality arouses reflection in regards to the collective’s conscious consumption. Inspired by Judith Butler’s the- ory of performative acts, SKIN/IN SITU explores how the audience responsible for the safety or endangerment of sexual expression.

Artists: 

Nicoleta Krentaras

Kiana Ditman 

Cortney Connolly 

Nina Gonzalez 

Ruby Chen 

Rohail "Zia" Jafari 
 

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