Ultimately, what I hope to give my viewers is a sense of comfort. That can take the form of happiness, or ease, or cathartic release. As innocent as these works are on one level, on a deeper level, I find these acts and objects to be transgressive. Caregiving can run the gamut from nanny to nurse to prostitute, and I find myself playing all of those roles for different viewers.
Katelena Hernandez: WHATEVER LOLA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6th, 8 to 10 pm
Co-Lab Project Space, 613 Allen, in the garden
Co-Lab's reception for Conspectus 13, its annual group exhibition, will be held that night from 7 to 11pm. There is no charge for either event.
This is an outdoor piece, so we've rented lots of heaters and will have two big campfires to keep our audience toasty while you watch. Hot coffee and hot spiked Russian fruit tea will help, too. And hot toddys at the bar! We still recommend coming bundled up! And hope you'll appreciate our performing in strapless dresses for you in spite of the chill.
I'll be joined that evening by performers Alyssa Taylor Wendt, Justin Scalise, and Randi Renate Mabry in a series of musical performances evoking Latina sirens from classic films. These short vignettes will take place within the confines of The Lola Cage, a 12-foot-high spherical steel structure with moving petals manipulated by the performers.
In deference to the weather, we will space our performances as closely together as we can; the following schedule is what is planned, but if we can keep it more condensed and finish by 9:40 or so, we will!
8:10 Katelena Hernandez
8:35 Alyssa Taylor Wendt
9:00 Justin Scalise
9:25 Randi Renate Mabry
9:50 Katelena Hernandez
The performance will happen in spite of the temperatures. The only reason we would cancel the performance is if we have ice-slick roads at 5pm, which at this point we don't anticipate happening. Cancellations, if required, will be posted here by 5pm if required.
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The installation of the Lola Cage, this performance, and the closing party that coincides with it, were originally part of the E.A.S.T. Studio Tour. More information on the tour can be found at http://www.eastaustinstudiotour.com/2013_2_info.html