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Zach Feuer Gallery (LFL)

Exhibition Detail
BLOOD DRIVE
548 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011


July 16th, 2009 - September 4th, 2009
 
highsweep (detail), Kate LevantKate Levant, highsweep (detail),
2009, Plastics, wood, rubber, fiberglass, broken glass, aluminum and aerosol enamel, 58 x 104 x 70 inches 147.3 x 264.2 x 177.8 cm
© Courtesy of the artist and Zach Feuer Gallery (LFL)
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Zach Feuer Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition compromised by Kate Levant. The exhibition, opening July 16, will conclude with a blood drive at the gallery on September 2 and 3. To register to donate, please contact the gallery at info@zachfeuer.com In addition to work by Kate Levant, the show will include contributions by Noel Anderson, BOBO, Brian Faucette, Michael E. Smith, Elaine Stocki and Jacques Vidal.
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BLOOD DRIVE
A SHOW BASED ON THE PHRASE-NOTION :
A 'RENEWAL OF PERCEPTION'
THOUGH I WASN'T QUITE SURE WHAT THAT MEANT
I THOUGHT I'D OPEN IT UP TO A FEW ARTIST I KNEW WELL,
AND SOME I DIDN'T KNOW TOO WELL AT ALL,
BUT THOUGHT WOULD TWIST THE SITUATION I WAS TRYING TO IMAGINE.
I REQUESTED THAT THESE INDIVIDUALS LOOK INTO WHAT'S BEEN MOTIVATING THEIR WORK :
ASSUMING THE DEGREES OF MEDIATION NOWADAYS : AS THEY QUESTION AND COMMENT
UPON :REALITIES: ENCOUNTER IN EVERYDAY LIFE : THIS REFLECTIVE BRAINSTORMING WAS AN
OPEN PLATFORM INVITATION TOWARDS A COMMISSION TO PRODUCE PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL
FOR A BLOOD DONATION DRIVE : AND THAT WAS AN OPEN PLATFORM AS WELL .
BLOOD DRIVE
I WANT TO SITUATE A MOMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN A PHYSICALITY THAT IS ULTIMATELY
PERSONAL :
BUT THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE IDENTIFICATION THROUGH ANY SOCIALLY INFORMED
PERCEPTION :
PERSON:AL : AS IN : THE BASIC PHYSICAL BIOLOGY THAT MAKES US : HUMAN :
I WANT TO INITIATE AN EXPERIENCE .. AT A PACE .. OF A PULSE ..
THE PACE OF . THE PULSE OF . YOUR BLOOD THROUGH YOUR BODY .
OR CONVERSELY : RATHER : YOUR BLOOD : OUT OF YOUR BODY :
IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION.
I AM HOSTING THE NEW YORK BLOOD CENTER :: TO CONDUCT A BLOOD DRIVE : TO DO WHAT
THEY DO : TO DRAW APPROXIMATELY 450-500 MILLILITERS OF WHOLE BLOOD FROM EACH
DONOR : AND TAKE IT BACK TO THE BANK : STERILE-SEALED IN PLASIC : TO THEN MATCH IT TO :
THE TRANSFUSABLE USE OF SOME OTHER HUMAN : IN NEED :
UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES I INTEND TO DESIGNATE : HOWEVER :
THE BLOOD DRIVE WILL FACILITATE AN EXPERIENCE FOR THE DONOR
IT WILL ALL FUNCTION AS A SORT OF STAGE-SET-MECHANISM :
SITUATING THE DONOR / / PARTICIPANT IN THE POSITION OF 'SAFE' PASSIVITY :
"LETING" THIS EXPERIENCE PASS THROUGH HIS / HER 'COROPREALITY'
I HOPE TO INSTIGATE THIS DEFERRED COMPREHENSION :

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