Before Language is an installation and performative narrative telling the story of adapting to a new environment and thought faced with the limitations of language and appropriation.
On view in person or via live stream 12-6pm Tuesday through Sunday.
Closing reception Sunday July 7th 3PM – 6PM
660 South Avenue 21 #3
LA Ca 90031
Amanda Maciel Antunes will be in residency at Shoebox Projects (shoeboxprojects.com) to perform and install this durational work during a time frame of three weeks June 17th – July 7th. The work will be broadcast live on social media platforms throughout my residency.
Link to follow live stream:
All are welcome to visit the gallery during this residency, open to public hours are 12-6pm Tuesday thru Sunday while performance and installation unfolds. You may or may not be asked to participate. Tasks will be offered to those online watching and those who come see it in person.
About Before Language:
This work takes into consideration the system of language and behavior, combined with interpretation and intervention, and reconstitutes the room the artist occupies. It’s a continuation of a previous project titled Autopsychography where the artist translated the poem Autopsicografia by Fernando Pessoa in five different languages, and it was re-translated back to its original, Portuguese. This new iteration of the work adds twenty-four new language translations of a poem, along with a period of substantial study of the continuity of anthropological investigation of the man before language and communication. The artist uses her perception of the definition of language as myth, and the facts of the mind that manifest itself into matter.
The installation includes but not limited to: video, sound, movement, assemblage, drawing and sculpture.
About Shoebox Projects:
Shoebox Projects is an alternative art space located at the Brewery Artist Community near DTLA.
You can find more about the work and upcoming projects in the current Art & Cake Profile by Genie Davis: https://artandcakela.com/2019/05/16/artist-profile-amanda-maciel-antunes/