Pulse:salon | May
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 8PM
Join us for drinks, conversation, and new and expanded performance works from:
Nicoletta de la Brown, Alexandra Delafkaran, Eames Armstrong, Jane Claire Remick, and Kristin McWharter.
MORE ON THE FEATURED ARTISTS
Sync challenges ideas of social synchronization and empathy. Through a video installation and performance, McWharter responds and reacts to audience members as her emotions of excitement, comfort, and frustration are monitored through EEG sensors. This data is then used to alter and distort the surrounding video environment as she continues to interact, engage, and reflect within this social context.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kristin McWharter is a multi- disciplinary artist working and residing in Baltimore, MD. Her work, often in the form of immersive sculptural installations, videos, and viewer- inclusive performances, is an exploration of how groups socially choose to connect or created distance and how the personal experience of awkwardness manifests from within those groups. The boundaries of social intimacy and personal narrative physically and visually manifest themselves in her work as she uses performative objects and environments as a means to invoke viewer’s individual relationships towards proximity, competition, sincerity and comfort.
She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012 and is currently pursuing graduate work at UCLA in design and media arts. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognition including the 2012 Ignite Baltimore Grant, a 2015 Maryland State Arts Council grant for her collaborative exhibition See/Hear Charm City with Make Studio, a 2016 semi-finalist recognition for the Sondheim award, and a major commission from Light City, Baltimore, for its inaugural exhibition.
This performance is about searching through the ordinary for new processes of becoming.
I work in performance, sound, painting, language, and time. My recent work has explored the intersections and dissonances of noise and queerness, in solo and collaborative works. I received a BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2010 and completed an MFA in studio art with an unofficial minor in dance from George Washington University in 2016. I like challenge, art that is difficult, complicated gestures, softness, and the ritual celebration of confusion and illegibility.
Alexandra “Rex” Delafkaran
It’s like, you get me
Jane Claire Remick
Part 1: basic tutorial: easy fundamentals
A piece that explores gender and immaterial/material labor as they exist on the internet.
Jane Claire Remick is an artist working in new media and performance who lives in Washington, D.C. Recent performances at venues including: The Corcoran Gallery of Art ( Transformer Auction), Hillyer Art Space, The Back Alley Theater, and other DIY venues in D.C., as well as The Leslie – Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in Manhattan, Panoply in Brooklyn, The Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, and Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, IL.
Born in early 2014, Pulse is an award-winning salon and event series organized by Carly J. Bales. Pulse creates a platform for the discussion, development, and elevation of performance work in Baltimore. You can sign up here to submit to upcoming events: tinyurl.com/pulsesubmit