Untitled (Sculpture w/ Performance)

A body’s immaterial. It’s a drawing, a contour, an idea.
Different, bodies are all somewhat deformed. A perfectly formed body is a disturbing, indiscreet body in the world of bodies, unacceptable. It’s a diagram, not a body.
Jean Luc-Nancy – Fifty-Eight Indices on the Body

Wholes subscend their parts, which means that parts are not just mechanical components of wholes, and that there can be genuine surprise and novelty in the world, that a different future is always possible. It is good to regard things such as capitalism as physical beings, not simply as fictions that would disappear if we just stopped believing in them…What if some things could be physically huge, yet ontologically tiny? What if neoliberalism, which envelopes Earth in misery, were actually quite small in another way, and thus strangely easy to subvert?
Timothy Morton – Humankind: Solidarity with Non-Human People.

This untitled work serves as one part of a larger exhibition of works investigating the interwoven relationships between materials, digital systems, sound, and the human body. In these experimental steel sculptures, unconventional instruments, and large-scale installations, Terri Lindbloom and Clinton Sleeper draw parallels between the stature and role of the body in the contemporary moment against the poetics and possibilities of materials drawn from the earth. Here a digital choreography reduces chakra frequencies traditionally associated with balancing the body and spirit (of the human sort), into physical vibrations and mechanical noise. Employing transducer speakers and handmade electronics, those balancing frequencies fail to translate into industrial materials or gallery space, we are made to feel distant from the work and unbalanced in our bodies. Within this failed translation we are asked to consider those relationships existing between materials and industry, between technology and bodies.