The Relativity of Wrong is a three-part sequence of performances designed to enact, supplement and portray in tangible form, the principles of transcendence in the practical and operative aspects of the path to spiritual realization.
Sacramental wine and bread will be served.
Rite of Blessing
In the garden for a purification ritual; a transformation of ordinary water into holy water performed by Reverend Christopher B. Marino, VF from the Cathedral of Saint Mary in Little Haiti.
A candle ceremony and endurance work in collaboration with 5 local Peruvian musicians, known as Wyras. The installation will transform Emerson Dorsch, invoking an experience of the sublime brought forth by the residue of ritualistic objects.
The Eagle Trance
In The Eagle Trance, Adrianza will present a video screening and endurance performance recalling her experiences in the Sacred Valley of Peru and the Black Forest of Germany. In a trance state, Carol will abandon the sense of a separate self in favor of a connection with the unseen forces of nature, culminating in a re-baptism.
The move toward an art that is living is a common signpost for the contemporary period, and stems from a desire for urgency – to matter. This paradigm shift toward the privileging of experience, both lived and virtual, is compounded by a hyper-awareness of how we craft ourselves in (real)-time. thisishappening presents an opportunity to consider how we record experience, beyond documentation, in a manner that can subsist within a gallery context for aesthetic and critical engagement with non-material objects.
Over a period of eight weeks, Emerson Dorsch will present a selection of events, screenings, performance, and interactions that will address a range of concerns within the discourse on art as experience. The works included facilitate exchange through encounter – connecting those who create, own, use, critique, or consume them.
In an effort to expose the numerous lines of tension, which have surfaced from the growing gap between experience and its objectification, the gallery exhibition will exist in a constant state of becoming. Works will be curated-into the space, reflecting and reacting to the projects as they unfold in time.