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Buscando a Marina/Looking for Marina 
a multimedia and performance solo exhibition

June 12 - June 29, 2022

Oening reception: Wednesday, June 15, 5 - 8:30pm

Honoring legacies; (a)synchronistic, rituals, portals, layers of herstories.

The work is a performance and installation based on the legacies of Malintizin  (later named Marina)–one of the most illustrious survivors of Spain’s colonization whose figure represents intricate images and problematic conversations around (de)colonization, particularly within the perpetual patriarchal society.

The installation is comprised of 4 sculptures; a custom made screen, two ladders, and a paper cloak. The ladders include multiple ceramics in the shape of tongues and body fragments. The work also includes a sound installation and video projection. It is designed to be further activated by durational performances (by the artist and collaborators).

Performance description: The work consists of a vocal performance including poetry, extended technique vocalizations, sound, movement and real time projection mapping. Through time-based media, Rodea explores intersections between history, ritual, and relationality. The video is projected on a translucent cotton-screen. It shows architectural spaces in cities in central Mexico where, according to official records, Marina was physically present.

Jean Carla Rodea (b in Mexico City) is a research-based interdisciplinary artist and educator currently living between Brooklyn, NY and San Francisco, CA. Her/their work involves a variety of disciplines and mediums such as music, sound, poetry, vocal performance and performance art, photography, video, movement, and sculpture. Her/their artistic practice deals with spaces and instances where problematic socio-political and cultural constructs are rendered visible through multimedia installations and performance. Rodea is invested in understanding how time is insistently constructed through memory and how these memories whether embodied or recorded in spaces are documented and re/constructed. Jean Carla earned an MFA from CUNY’s Digital and Interdisciplinary Arts Practice and was a recipient of several Connor awards and fellowships for research-based residencies in Mexico City. Jean Carla is an alumni and fellow from the Wassaic Project, The Interdisciplinary Art and Theory Program, Works on Water, The Home School, and Materia Abierta. She/they have performed extensively and shown work at the Vision Festival, Roulette Intermedium, Carnegie Hall, BRIC, Knockdown Center, Judson Church, Danspace, Panoply Lab, Parallel, Rio ll Gallery, The Clemente, Pioneer Works, Casul, The Graduate Center, The Shed, etc

This exhibition has been organized in collaboration with Leili Huzaibah.


FRIDAY 17 @6pm I Sound Activation I Julia Santoil & Lucía Hinojosa Glaxiola

SATURDAY 18 @6-8:30pm I Performance I Jean Carla Rodea, Art Jones, and rebeca medina.  Plus a reading by a very special guest!

SUNDAY 19 @3-6:30pm I Acts of Memory I Julia Santoil & Lucía Hinojosa Glaxiola

THURSDAY 23 @2-6pm I Guided walkthrough with Jean Carla Rodea

THURSDAY 23 @6-8:30pm I Video Performance I Jo Wood-Brown

FRIDAY 24 @6:30-8:30pm I Performance I Art Jones & Jean Carla Rodea

SATURDAY 25 @4-6pm I Poetry I Rebelené (Zelene Suchilt) and special performance with Matt Mottel and Bradley Eros.

SUNDAY 26 @2-6pm I Guided walkthrough with Jean Carla Rodea and sound/video activations

WEDNESDAY 29 @6:30-8:30pm I Closing/Grace Ritual & Talk with Leili Huzaibah, Jean Carla Rodea, and guests

Image Credits: by Youi Shih