Carlos Amorales, Spider Web Stage (negative), 2006-2007. Courtesy of the artist and Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York/Paris. Carlos Amorales
Carlos Amorales??™s 400-piece sculpture resembling a spider??™s web is the site for an ongoing performance by a lone dancer, accompanied by a subsonic sound composition by Julien Lede transmitted through the sculpture itself. Spider Web Negative
(stage) adds to Amorales??™s oeuvre of ritualistic performance projects and animations, including Amorales vs. Amorales, which involved professional wrestlers and was exhibited at the Tate Modern in London and at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, amongst other venues. "Spider Galaxy" will premiere on October 16-17, 2007 in Mexico City at the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Reforma y Gandhi, Bosque de Chapultepec.
A PERFORMA Commission with Fundacion/Coleccion Jumex. Produced by Fundacion/Coleccion Jumex and PERFORMA
About the Artist
Carlos Amorales (b. Mexico City, 1970) first developed a reputation for his wrestling-themed performance art, notably ???Amorales vs Amorales??™ (1999). His more recent work combines sound, sculpture, and live performance, encouraging interactions between object and individual. He has exhibited at the Tate Modern, London, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and MoMa, San Francisco, among others, and his performances have been presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, De Appel, Amsterdam, and the Centre George Pompidou, Paris, among many other venues.
A PERFORMA Commission with Fundacion/Coleccion Jumex.
The PERFORMA Commissions program originates new performances by inviting artists??”many of whom have not worked ???live??™ before??”to create work especially for the PERFORMA biennial. Selected by PERFORMA Director RoseLee Goldberg, commissioned artists work closely with the PERFORMA production team from conceptualization to presentation, including international tours following the biennial. "Spider Galaxy" was first produced in Mexico City by Fundacion/Coleccion Jumex.