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Center for Contemporary Art

Exhibition Detail
Forget Your Perfect Offering
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505


December 14th, 2012 - January 27th, 2013
 
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Santa Fe-based artists Sydney Cooper and Edie Tsong present a new collaboration in the form of an installation and performance series called Forget Your Perfect Offering. This creative space illuminates the struggle to find meaning through object arrangement, ancestor worship, and celebration of everyday life in a ritual setting. This show celebrates the many ways we make meaning out of what we do. Blending religions, traditions, icons, mundane objects and repetitive activities, the artists create moments of introspection and community togetherness while highlighting the hybrid nature of contemporary ritual. Cooper and Tsong invite a spectrum of other local artists to produce performances throughout the run of this unique show.

  • Friday, December 14, 6-8pm
    Opening reception
    Invocation by Erika Wanenmacher
  • Saturday, December 15, 4-6pm
    Never Lie to Your Father by Adam McKinney
  • Saturday, December 22, 1-4pm
    For Nobody Taught Me to Cry, Edie Tsong sits in meditation at the altar and at set times chops onions. The performance explores the need to grieve and let go as fall turns to winter, as the world ends and begins anew.
  • Saturday, December 22, 4pm
    Jennifer Joseph arranges 40 stargazer lilies to welcome the divine feminine to the planet during this Untitled performance.
  • Saturday, January 5, 2-4pm
    For this piece titled, The Blessed Mother: Full of Grace, Full of Sorrow, Ruth D'Arcy explores her personal response to the grief and suffering of the Blessed Mother through images, poetry and scripture.
  • Saturday, January 12, 1-5pm
    Rose B. Simpson presents Chance during which gallery visitors will be able to cast made and found objects. Simpson will "read" these interactive moments of self, participant, and object.
  • Sunday, January 13, 1-4pm
    Using a traditional thigh spindle, Matthew Chase-Daniel will spin yarn from Churro fleece. The wool, the spindle and the spinner are engaged in ancient and ongoing roles relating to creation and maintenance of harmony in the world.
  • Saturday, January 19, 4-6pm
    Tuscany Wenger presents To the Bone, an onsite arrangement, animation and construction of Neo Relics, Soft Science and Lost+Found Superstitions.
  • Saturday, January 26, 1-3pm
    Remaking the World is presented by Sydney Cooper and Lucio Cooper da Silva (8 years old) during which they organize a pile of jumbled lego pieces into some kind of order by color, size, function or set -- whatever Lucio deems right.
  • Sunday, January 27, 1-6pm
    • 1pm
      Poet at Home Pt. 1:Miriam Sagan sits in pajamas with a cup of tea, while writing and reading, either silent or aloud, depending on mood and audience.
    • 2pm
      The Poet at Home Pt. 2:Joan Logghe types poems onto scraps of cloth as offerings. Edie Tsong then sews these scraps of poem onto people's clothing.
    • 3:30pm
      Paying tribute to cigar rollers in the Caribbean who spent long hours rolling while being read to, Jamie Figueroa rolls xeroxed pages of her journal and packs them in boxes to an audio recording of her journal entries read at random. Relax While I Roll You Another explores the methodical and magical when a writer mines her own notebook.
    • 4:30pm
      Closing Invocation by Erika Wanenmacher
      Green Chile Stew by Sydney Cooper

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