Kansas City Art Institute, Nov 11, 2021 - Feb 27, 2022. Please book your visit (remote or in person) via KCAI's eventbrite page.
Welcome to the remote access webpage for our current exhibition at KCAI. Below you will find image impressions of the exhibited works as well as the videos within the show.
You can download and engage the essay that artist and head of KCAI's Social Practice program Sean Nash wrote here.
Warming Up For Theory is an artwork that prompts you to warm up by taking verbs from a theory book literally and embodying them.
Rituals Against Barriers consists of a poster with texts about practices that refuse oppression and a series of wedges (doorstoppers) that hold open space.
Archiving the Unstable is a video that shows 3D models of materials such as ice blocks as well as their projections onto fabrics. Ice, water and vapor are materials that change a lot. This is why scanning them is very difficult. The work asks what can and cannot be captured.
In the video Temporal Drift, white people’s hands hold one ice block as long as they can. The hands shake from the coldness while the ice block melts more and more. Whenever holding the ice block causes too much pain, the person passes it on.
Hacking Concrete is a website artwork and installation that shows filmed experiments with concrete. Concrete comes up in different forms such as dust, mush and hardened rock. These experiments work towards more access for disabled people. On the floor there are sculptures made of latex, dirt and concrete and on the wall there is a projection of the website work.
Heating Matters / Change Flux is a video that shows experiments with melting and discusses themes around technology and climate change.