Two Reviews of Corpus Extremus (Life+), curated by Boryana Rossa

Two Reviews of Corpus Extremus (Life+), curated by Boryana Rossa

Date posted: 2009-04-14 12:09:00

Image: Exhibition view 

Corpus Extremus (Life+), curated by Boryana Rossa (MFA 2007, current Ph.D. candidate)
Curatorial Incubator Director, Mary Anne Staniszewski
Corpus Extremus (Life+) is an exhibition produced by Exit Art, New York
Exit Art Project Directors: Herb Tam, Associate Curator and Lauren Rosati, Assistant Curator

Exit Art,  February 28 – April 18, 2009

Luckily for us, the Australian performance artist known as Stelarc, formerly Stelios Arcadiou, is not prone to sensationalism.

He only wants to transform his body into a portal on the Internet. Which is why visitors to Exit Art, a gallery in Midtown Manhattan, are being treated to a video of Stelarc's left arm being cut up like a rare tenderloin to implant what will eventually be a Bluetooth-enabled artificial ear.

New York Times Essay

The Brooklyn Rail

The body's evocative layers of skin, desire, and pain have long been a rich departure point for art-making. We take many of the body's conditions as givens: its materiality, its mortality, its role as both substratum and surface to the human soul.

The works in Exit Art's Corpus Extremus (LIFE +) prod at these givens. The projects here—many realized in conjunction with research labs, art-science organizations, or medical doctors—create entities that are ambiguously visceral: teeming tissue cultures, lab animals, synthetic appendages.

Brooklyn Rail Review



iEAR Presents! Irene Lusztig's "Yours in Sisterhood"
March 27, 2019 7:00 PM
EMPAC Studio Beta

Documentary filmmaker Irene Lusztig, Associate Professor of Film and Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz, will present her recent film Yours in Sisterhood (2018), which uses as source material the archives of Ms. Magazine. Lusztig uses letters to the editor, filming them read by people living in towns and cities across the country where the letters originated.