PROJECT: “What am I paying you for?” June 05 @ 7pm Gallery
Is the body more valuable as a whole or when broken down to its parts and functions? Is it the body as a whole or what we can get from its different parts/organs that will be ‘priced’ according to their function/labor? How is the body bought and sold in our society?
In ‘What am I paying you for?’ the body moves constantly between occupying a space and assimilating in its surroundings, between mastering an object and being mastered by it, as if it was trapped and liberated simultaneously.
photos by Vela Phelan | michalsamama.com
Michal Samama (Chicago/Israel) creates movement-based performances incorporating sound, objects, text, installation and site-specific practices. In Chicago she recently presented her work at 6018 North, Defibrillator Gallery, Mana Contemporary, Links Hall and Northwestern University. In New York her work has been presented at New York Live Arts, Movement Research at Judson Church, Performance Mix Festival at The Flea Theater, Dixon Place, Joyce SoHo, CPR (Center for Performance Research), Chez Bushwick, Priska C. Juschka Gallery, First Street Green at First Park, Vaudeville Park, AUNTS and the 92nd Street Y, where she also curated Sunday At Three in January 2012. Recent residencies include: 2012-2013 Fresh Tracks Performance and Residency Program at New York Live Arts (formerly DTW), Movement Research 2011-2013 Artist-in-Residence and LiftOff Residency-New Dance Alliance. Samama is currently an MFA candidate at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the recipient of SAIC 2013 New Artist Society Scholarship Award.