Words are too strict. They don’t let me exist. I am here. The city. The restless silence. I opt for that silence. Wild, irrational. And to feel. To feel alive. [Purple] Silence in the darkness, remembering a confusing and strange story. Hostile and aggressive. Stories, stories. The outside. And I just want to feel the wind. Coming in. Just be. [Red]. Stories, stories. Murmurs. [Yellow]. And I only think in the darkness of silence. [Blue]. There is so much life here. Images. Arrogant and serious. Letting them go. Just keep the silence. So that it happens. Us.
The Silence: A Hybrid Meditation Session with Mafe Izaguirre’s Sensitive Machines
Timed tickets are available to enjoy the installation for half-hour viewings on May 22-31–Sat, Sun, Mon between 12pm – 6pm
Only five people are allowed in at a time. Must reserve in advance.
The artist will perform at 6pm on Sat, May 22nd and at 3pm on Sun, May 23rd.
All events are free. Donations are welcome at the door.
The artist and staff of Theaterlab have been vaccinated. Masks must be warn inside the space, and proof of vaccination is required.
Part of Theaterlab’s Rhythms Routines Rituals.
Warning: This installation contains flashing and color change lights that could trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.
Mafe Izaguirre is a Caracas, Venezuela born, NYC-based artist dedicated to the exploration of hybrid spirituality, intent on the belief that technology can help us to understand and extend human nature. Izaguirre works in cybernetics, the science that explores communication between humans and machines, and is guided by the ideas of the philosophy of post-humanism, a movement that poses the human as a plural, fluid and de-centered being interacting in multiple spaces with other species, machines, software, and hybrid systems. Her installations are (in)organic landscapes, a forest of cybernetic artifacts, where the interaction between humans and machines creates an audiovisual symphony of color, light, and movement. Her sensitive machines mimic human consciousness. While many people find absurd the idea of machines developing the ability to “feel” emotions, Izaguirre continues to mine the controversial subject of hybrid spiritual systems as part of her larger The Mind Project. http://mafeizaguirre.com | Instagram: @mafelandia7 and @hybridspiritualsystems