Brendan Fernandes, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, and Saya Woolfalk
in Conversation with Sara Reisman
Friday, September 11, 2015
6 to 8pm
This conversation explored how voice, gesture, and choreography figure into each artist’s practices. Working across diverse media including video, collage, sculpture, and photography, each artist addresses gesture as a preconditioned cultural construct to be transcended.
Fernandes and Estévez both demonstrate the nuance of voice and pronunciation as signifiers of class and cultural identity. In Woolfalk’s ChimaTEK series, she has created a parallel culture in which ordinary limits imposed by racism, sexism, and ethnocentrism no longer apply.