PROGRAM

Rosary Solimanto

Rosary Solimanto – Armor of Adaptation
June 29th 7-10pm @ 41 Seabring St. 3rd Fl. Brooklyn NY 11231

Please join DE-CONSTRUKT [projekts] on June 29th from 7 – 10 PM, at 41 Seabring Street, 3rd floor, Brooklyn, NY 11231, for the solo exhibition of Rosary Solimanto’s latest sculptural work, Armor of Adaptation–a full-bodied wearable kinetic metal sculpture which embodies and strengthens the identity of the artist as an intersectional “disABLEd” woman. This piece is uniquely tailored to her health conditions, surgeries, and diseases.

Constructed from forged steel bent into interlocking shapes, the piece will be displayed in a suspended form accompanied by large-format photographs of the armor worn in performative poses. The aspiration of Solimanto’s work is to advocate disability pride and awareness to women with health conditions in order to imbue their condition with fascination and empowerment.

The title of the work is derived from Solimanto’s view on disABILITY as an “adaptation” due to stressors which have incurred in or on the body, either in utero or in life. A positive connotation and empowering language such as “adaptation,” instead of “disability,” “abnormality,” “disfunction,” etc., allows for people with health conditions to view themselves and others with ongoing adjustments as a human identity which is individually beautiful.

Visit the FB invite https://www.facebook.com/events/145130219378066 To read more on the project Armor of Adaptation, please visit http://projekts.de-construkt.com/portfolio/armor-of-adaptation and more about Solimanto https://rosarysolimanto.com

Don’t Panic
presented by Diana Ho and Irwin Todd
July 15th, 6pm-12am @ 41 Seabring Street, 3rd Fl. Brooklyn NY 11231

In these newly-politicized times, we have been overwhelmed by a barrage of devastating attacks on societal norms, resulting in feelings of helplessness and doom. But we understand this as an opportunity to connect and to celebrate our fleeting notions of democracy. What better way than to spend possibly our last moments returning to more primal forms of solace: food and music?

Don’t Panic exists somewhere among a dinner party, a formal gallery exhibition, and an end-times blowout, manifested in two parts: First is Diana Ho’s Live Vanitas, a work that serves as a living record of time through food a living participatory installation inspired by 16th and 17th century Dutch still life paintings. Second is Irwin Todd’s sculptural sound system, KALLAX, that will synthesize found audio throughout the evening, built from a discarded bookshelf – part speaker system and part library.

To read more on the project Don’t Panic, please visit http://projekts.de-construkt.com/portfolio/dont-panic/

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