Everything & Nothing Part II Oct 15 – Nov 16

Raf's Thumb 2012 wood plaster screws 60x40x43

Arianna Carossa, William Corwin, Jamie Diamond,

Tamar Ettun, Andrew Ross, Elisabeth Smolarz

@ Spazio522 Chelsea NY

Oct 16, 2014 6-8 pm

Oct 16 – Nov 15, 2014 (by appointment)

Action and motion are close, but not the same, and both play a fundamental role in performance art.

Action could be described as ‘what an agent can do’, and that implies an intention and the bodily movement by the agent itself. Motion is defined as the change of position of an object with respect to time and its reference point, and depends on the implied forces, whether they exist between two or more objects, or whether they are a property of it/them. Both terms are mostly defined by math and physics, but they also have a broader role in philosophy, theater, performance, film, and even video games, and the effects of its use/execution are infinite.

The members of Group 6:0, known for their multi-media performances limited to 6 minutes, all pursue an independent yet parallel artistic practice and express their ideas through other media. The final artworks often seem distant from the use of their own body, but they can be lead back to the performance practice that these artists explore.

Does the practice of performance art have any influence on the production of a physical work of art? Can motion or internal forces determine the aura and conceptual content of a work of art? Can objects at rest reflect active or passive actions?

Everything & Nothing Part II invites to a journey through the universe of physics, philosophy, and art in relation to performance practice and body movement. As a sequel to its first part held in May 2014, this second exhibition will showcase a selection of artworks/objects by Group 6:0 members that are apparently stationary and restless, with the attempt to investigate and display their relation with action, movement, and performance.

This exhibition is part of the Highline Open Studios Weekend (October 17-19, 2014)

(Image: Andrew Ross, Raf’s Thumb, 2012, wood plasters screws, 60x40x43 inch)