Exhibition Dates: September 29, 2021 – January 9, 2022
Opening Date: September 29, 2021 5-8pm, BRIC House
Timed Entry: Please RSVP for a one-hour time slot for our opening reception event on September 29, 5-8 pm. This will allow BRIC to limit the amount of people in the space. Please plan to keep your visit to no longer than an hour.
Athena LaTocha: In the Wake of… Working on the floor of an immense studio, Athena LaTocha created In the Wake of … over a 55-foot long expanse of photographic paper, vigorously layering water, ink, soil, and other materials across its surface, and marking it with impressions of rocks and such industrial detritus as metal scraps, concrete bricks, and tire shreds. LaTocha works with a largely abstract language in the elaboration of immersive works that express her profound relationship with the land. She conveys time and space as deeply layered, relentlessly impacted by natural and human forces, and often, by traumatic cultural and social histories.
Koyoltzintli Miranda-Rivadeneira: The mountain I am, Urku ñuka kani
Koyoltzintli Miranda-Rivadeneira: The Mountain I am, Urku ñuka kani contains two elements, a composite video and a large-scale handmade ceramic musical instrument. The video documents the artist performing a series of rituals in which she introduces herself to the landscape of Ulster County, New York, the place she was quarantined over the past year. Miranda-Rivadeneira enacts alli kawsay, a Kiwcha word for balanced living with the earth, something learned from years of watching her mamita enter a new landscape and salute. This act of harmonizing with the landscape becomes a form of “languaging” using Walter Mignolo’s term, a disruptive space between being and belonging, thinking and writing. Drawing on the air or on the ground, in an impermanent mark made with stones, mud, ice and branches, these simple iconographies echo ancestral pictographs that are universal, ancient, and urgent. These videos aim to address our intersectionality with the earth, the responsibility to acknowledge the first stewards of this land and the natural environment.
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The main floor of BRIC House has an accessible entrance on Rockwell Place, in addition to an accessible, all-gender bathroom. The BRIC Media Center, located on the 2nd floor, is accessible via elevator. The Gallery level is accessible via a wheelchair lift. Portable FM assistive listening devices are available for programs on the Stoop and in the Ballroom upon request. To make a specific access request, or to let us know other ways we can provide you with a welcoming experience, please contact Benno Orlinsky at [email protected] or (718) 683-5637.