UMWELT is pleased to open Cristiane Bouger’s studio to present The Geopoem Series, a work in progress in which the artist interweaves her biography with the places and geography she experienced. Merging diagrams, visual poetry, sound, geolocation systems and Haiku, the series converges philosophical searching and ludic process. The influence of performance is central in what constitutes the core of the work—the body in action, aware of the space, its topography and surroundings. This is translated into an ongoing documentation, where life and art converges to reveal what forms the background, priorities and patterns of the artist’s life. In The Geopoem Series life is fully taken as part of the oeuvre, inviting viewers to unveil and reflect upon the poetry implicit on their own experiences and personal odysseys.
Opening: Friday, September 28, 2018, 7PM–10PM
About the artist:
Cristiane Bouger is an interdisciplinary artist who works in live performance, video, theater, poetry, and critical writing. She is a 2018 Tanne Foundation Award recipient. Her work has been featured in collective exhibitions, festivals, and screenings, including the Venice International Performance Art Week (Venice); Oscar Niemeyer Museum and Casa Hoffmann (Curitiba); Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival (Chicago); Anthology Film Archives – NewFilmmakers Series, chashama 461 Gallery, Dixon Place, ACE Film Festival, and Movement Research at the Judson Church (New York); National Center of Dance – Bucharest/Atelierul de Productie (Bucharest); Centro Cultural São Paulo – CCSP (São Paulo); The Modern Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro – MAM-RJ and the 13thPanorama RioArte de Dança (Rio de Janeiro); The Modern Art Museum of Bahia (Salvador); In-Presentable (Madrid); Montage Video Dance Festival (Johannesburg); and 9ème Festival des Cinémas Différents (Paris), among others. Her poetry has been published in literary magazines and journals in Brazil, including Rascunho, 7faces magazine, and Bólide (Medusa Press). In 2013, her work was featured in the poetry anthology Fantasma Civil, as part of he 20th Curitiba International Biennial – Literature Program. She is the co-founder of UMWELT Studio, in Bushwick/Brooklyn.