LIVE STREAMING: Thursday, March 26 at 16h00-19h00 Lisbon (12-3pm NYC)
While digesting a break-up and gestating a new human, Lindsay Benedict has made marks on torn-out notebook pages. Seeking to work with a fragile material that may be altered by touch, Lindsay used papers that are vulnerable to being wet.. Water, needed can never be held. After evaporation we remain with the invisible traces of its passage.
This set of gestures recorded on paper explores the possibility of immediacy - a raw relation with the present - as a channel to access interiority and a tool for self-inquiry beyond social constructions.
* The physical exhibition will be visualized in live stream, accompanied by an audio piece titled 9 months of slow drops developed by the artist herself. The transmission will be accessible for the next 3 days (March 27-28-29) both on Zaratan's website and Facebook page.
BIO: LINDSAY BENEDICT cultivates “the immediate” for presentation. She presents us with fragments and gestures that examine and question social relations. In her work, affect and raw emotion are often deployed to disrupt and destabilize any simple reading of human attachments. Self-inquiry and self-presentation is central to her practice, throwing light on the cultural coding and constructedness of our identities. By using her body to work through issues of race, culture, religion and gender, Benedict sets out a unique set of DIY parameters to explore. Her work has been shown in the United States, Switzerland, France, Italy, Canada, Germany, and Croatia at such venues as Berkeley Art Museum, Pacific Film Archive, Danspace, Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, Le Confort Moderne, Centrale Fies, Antonio Ratti Foundation, The Knockdown Center, Dixon Place, The Tank, Movement Research Spring Festival, Lovely DAYS Film Festival, PARMER, PS 122, Le Cyclop de Jean Tinguely, Sonnenstube, Chocolate Factory, Languedoc-Roussillon Cinéma, Emergency Biennial, Detroit Museum of New Art (MONA), New Langton Arts, and she has works in the Art History & Classics library at the University of California, Berkeley. Benedict received a BA from Williams College, an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley and was a studio fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program.
Support: República Portuguesa – Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes