SALON: Wrath (Shrouds IV) - Ephemeral Film/Sound Installation

Monika Weiss

Date: March 5, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: The Red Door, 140 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011

During Armory week, Hyphen Hub Salon will feature a digital film and sound installation by NY artist Monika Weiss, who creates poetic installations, films, performances and public projects investigating the history and post-memory and evoking ancient rituals of lamentation in response to historical and social trauma.

 

Monika Weiss’ Wrath (Shrouds IV) 2015 is the artist experimental film, which shows a young woman architect from Iran, filmed by the artist in her studio in New York, performing silent gestures of lamentation by gradually removing a black scarf from her head. This act evokes a memory of another time, in Tehran, when she abandoned her scarf and rushed through the city bareheaded, free, if only for that moment in time. As a record of an encounter and a poetic exploration, this work probes the fragile and contested relationships between women’s bodies and cities, acts of veiling and exposure, and structures of power and history. She also previewed a project which were made in Delhi, India, few months after the Salon. Weiss is a Polish-American internationally recognized artist based in New York City, whose trans-disciplinary work has been shown in solo museum exhibitions and international group exhibitions and is included in public collections worldwide. 

 

This Hyphen Hub Salon was presented in conjunction with The 2015 Armory Show and Chelsea Day.

 

Hyphen Hub participated during the 2015 in THE(un)SCENE Art Show (March 4-8) featuring two works by Monika Weiss: a video/sculpture installation White Chalice (Ennoia) and a live performance of Wrath (Shrouds IV) on Friday, March 6 at 6:00 PM.

 

In celebration of New York’s Armory Arts Week, designer Abi Ferrin and artist Banks Pappas presented La Arma Femina, a pop-up installation (March 2-8) featuring a preview of Wrath (Shrouds IV) by Hyphen Hub artist Monika Weiss. Proceeds from the pop-up were donated to Hyphen Hubs’ project to bring technology programs and education to underprivileged children in New York through their support of the Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education.

 

NOTE: Café El Presidente is located at 30 West 24th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue.

 

More about Monika Weiss:

 

http://www.monika-weiss.com/

 

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