a multimedia installation by
Ariadna Capasso, Damián Keller, and Patricia Tinajero with
poetry by Sharupi Jua of the Shuar people in the Amazon
March 27 – May 10, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 27, 6pm – 8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 5, 2pm
Gallery Hours: Thursday and Friday, 3pm-6pm; Saturday, 1pm-4pm; and by appointment
1355 Park Avenue, Corner Store — Entrance on 102nd Street New York City
InMesh, the latest work of the artists collaborative CAPASSO+KELLER+TINAJERO, immerses visitors in a three-dimensional synthesis of Amazonian environmental images, sounds and sculptural objects. The multimedia installation represents how culture modulates our interactions with Nature.
Fishnets woven by the Shuar people of Ecuador entrap visitors to the gallery, coursing them through different spatial realities of spirituality, where men share a bond with other living creatures, and of materiality, where that bond is severed. The inclusion of poetry by Shuar poet Clarita Sharupi Jua adds poignancy to what the Shuar are in the process of losing and what we have already lost.
Not simply an either-or proposition, InMesh is a provocation engaging the public with the most pressing issues of our times. According to the artists: “The piece asks visitors to reflect on the ubiquitousness and power of culture in defining who we are in relation to the natural world. Our goal is to facilitate a more critical dialogue that will contribute to establishing a more sustainable and, above all, more respectful relationship with the Earth.”
InMesh is the first in a series of exhibitions on the environment, exploring diverse perspectives by artists worldwide. The eco-series is curated by Judith Escalona, Director of MediaNoche: “We had seen a previous work by CAPASSO+KELLER+TINAJERO and were drawn to their intuitive way of fusing electronic and tactile elements that raise questions of sustainability. InMesh was the most fitting work to open our environmental series.”