SENSORY MERIDIAN -- Michael Joo with Sound Art students Yixuan Shao, Avishag Cohen Rodrigues

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 10:00pm to Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 10:00pm
Kavi Gupta | Elizabeth St. 219 N. Elizabeth St. Chicago, IL 60607     map

MICHAEL JOO

SENSORY MERIDIAN

Sound/Video Collaborative: Ayoung Yu, Nicholas Oh, Yixuan Shao, Avishag Cohen Rodrigues, and Mitch Blummer

KAVI GUPTA | ELIZABETH ST., SECOND FLOOR
ON VIEW THROUGH MARCH 13, 2021

The sculpture From Without features the disembodied face of Anne Sullivan, best known as the teacher and companion of Helen Keller. Present are the features Keller never saw; absent is the mind that enabled both teacher and student to transform. All One Thing features the fist of Abraham Lincoln, copied from a form originally cast on the campaign trail. What’s missing is the broom handle Lincoln had to grip in order to make a fist, after reportedly shaking so many hands that he lost muscle control. The third work, All the Other, features a fragment from the sculpted arm of an ancient Greek slave. Scans have revealed that, at some point, this section of the original sculpture was repaired using a cast from an actual human arm—authenticity hidden within artifice.

Sound/Video Collaborative: Ayoung Yu, Nicholas Oh, Yixuan Shao, Avishag Cohen Rodrigues, and Mitch Blummer. Featuring: Stephanie Kim, Department of Psychology, Ohio State University. Special thanks to Miya Masaoka and the Sound Art department of Columbia University School of the Arts, the Center for New Art at William Paterson University and Roman David Brown, Smithsonian Open Access and Vince Rossi, Max Anderson, and Garrett Linn.