ALREADY DEAD. FEEDBACK LOOPS OF DESPAIR performance and exhibition by KUBA FALK
Friday, March 6, 2020 – Sunday, March 15, 2020
exhibition on view March 6-15, 2020
Fridays-Sundays: 4PM – 9PM
March 6-8 & 13-14, 2020, 9PM
GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE & GALLERY
182 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009
By donation $5-20
Opened in 2006, Grace Exhibition Space is devoted exclusively to performance art and offers an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging works by the current generation of international performance artists whether emerging, mid-career or established. From January to March 2020, Polish performer and intermedia artist Kuba Falk is taking part in Grace Exhibition Space residency program that will end with performances and an exhibition.
„We live in a time of the sixth mass extinction, where all life is dying out as a result of human activity on earth, driven by an extractivist mindset. The catastrophe has already taken place, but it still resonates – a symphony of loss and destruction, a disturbed balance. Let’s mourn the loss, let’s cry for the dead – humans, animals, plants, devastated ecosystems, polluted waters, earth and air. Let tears wash the wounds and broken hearts, let the song of despair resound and be heard, for its recognition in order to begin the healing process. This performance is a mourning for loss. An action to embody something as abstract as issue of climate change. It is a lamentation. To acknowledge feelings of grief and despair. They need to be experienced in order to move on, to transform, heal, change – within spiritual frame”, describes the ideas behind his performance Kuba Falk.
KUBA FALK (1984) studied in Krakow, Poland at the Intermedia Department of the Academy of Fine Arts; Stage Directing and Stage Acting at the Academy of Theatre Arts and Comparative Religion Studies at the Jagiellonian University. He creates body-based works built out of personal rituals and spiritual practice with strong presence of themes of healing through facing shadows and inconvenient truths of self delusion. His poetry, video and sound works are often incorporated into his performances creating complex actions.