Monika Weiss:

Wrath (Shrouds IV)

Ephemeral Film/Sound Installation

Date: March 5, 2015

Time: 4:00 pm

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

During Armory week, Hyphen Hub Salon featured a digital film and sound installation by New York-based artist Monika Weiss, who creates poetic installations, films, performances, and public projects investigating 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’s new experimental film, which shows a young female 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. On display were also previews of the artist’s upcoming project in Delhi, India. 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 is presented in conjunction with The 2015 Armory Show.

 

Hyphen Hub participated in THE(un)SCENE Art Show (March 4-8, 2015) featuring two works by Monika Weiss: a video/sculpture installation White Chalice (Ennoia) and a live performance of Wrath (Shrouds IV). 19

 

Note: Hyphen Hub’s original home, The Red Door on W 24th Street, (sadly) closed its doors permanently in 2015. For more information about the space, the owner Giorgio Gomelsky, and to see a video of the venue before it closed, visit our News page.

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