Amanda Maciel Antunes with Cindy Rehm
November 23 from 1230-130pm
Amanda Maciel Antunes was born in Salto de Pirapora, state of São Paulo, Brazil in 1987 and she live in Los Angeles, CA. She is self-taught and began making art as a child with her grandfather who was a self-taught painter, writer, and sculptor.
Antunes uses painting, writing, film, assemblage, sound and performance to present conversations between the polarities of selfhood: such as life and death, light and shadow, seen and unseen, known and unknown. She is interested in the myth that language is an adequate system to describe the nuance of our experience of the world. And she reflects on the selective nature of memory and cultural inheritance, both of which are processes that help us adapt to and interpret our present. She creates for/in non-traditional spaces and focuses on responsive performances in dialogue with both the history of the site and the immediate landscape, incorporating a broad range of media, and often engaging all the senses.
Antunes’s work has been included in exhibitions including Soma/Contact, Highways Performance Space & Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (2020); Irrational Exhibits, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2019); Between What We See And What We Say, Blue Roof Studios, Los Angeles, CA (2019); Before Language II, Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA (2019); Before Language I, Kaktus Gallery, Akureyri, Iceland (2018); and How They Ran, Over The Influence Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2018). Notable sites of durational performances have included a former WWII military shelter in East LA, Los Angeles, CA; The Sæborg, a historic theatre in a northern fjord, Iceland; The Crowley Theatre in Marfa, TX; an abandoned room (208) at The Barclay Hotel in Los Angeles, CA; the courtyard at historic Union Station in Los Angeles, CA; a Dessana Tribe territory in Rio Negro, Brazil; a former dairy farm’s cottage in the high desert of California; and most recently at Mount Wilson trail in the Los Angeles National Forest in California.
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