Wendy O Williams. Did life with a purpose!
Opening Performance: Thursday, December 4, 2008 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Loft, 401 S. Mesa, San Pedro, CA 90731
From December 4 to January 17, artists Edith Abeyta and Marshall Astor will engage in a series of actions, using the gallery at The Loft as a stage for process and experimentation in the public sphere.
The primary focus of this exhibition is the construction of a house inside of the gallery. This project is intended as an experimental exercise, loosely rooted in the ideas contained within the two artists’ installations for the 2006 exhibition Contemplating Apocalypse, which took place at The Brewery Project.
Post-Post-Apocalypse takes place in a cycle of three parts, Ruins, Survival and Civilization.
Ruins: On December 4, beginning at 6 PM, the two artists will enact Ruins, the symbolic exodus from their destroyed city. In a rain of light and sound they will make their path into the wilderness, in search of a new home.
Survival: Following ruins, the artists will engage in the primary action of the exhibition, Survival. During Survival, the artists will construct both the artificial environment for their post-apocalyptic hermitage and their new home, a 12’ x 24’ house on stilts, occupying most of the gallery space. In addition, a series of events and actions by guest participants will take place, including curatorial and artist salons, a cheesemaking workshop, a meditation exercise, the murder of a car, a birthday party and other events to be cooked up during the course of the exhibition.
Civilization: The close of the exhibition will be the celebration of the return of Civilization. Following the successful construction of the house, the artists will host a closing event/performance in celebration of both the New Year and the completion of their project.