Sunday, February 23 | 12-3pm
Free and open to the public
Join CMCA for a performance by artist Ariel Hall and a closing reception celebrating our winter exhibition; Temporality | The Process of Time.
6pm and Anon
Performance by Ariel Hall
Created and performed by artist Ariel Hall, the performance centers on the precarious authorship of the trajectory of our lives, and the tension between a mother’s domestic and public aspirations, in particular. The cruel optimism that defines our American pursuit of the good life, always future-bound, exposes fault lines in our attachment to unrealizable dreams, whether private and mundane or public and immense.
6pm and Anon explores the unsteady power in the rhythms of daily life through repetitive, task-based activity that engenders the ritual of self-formation, particularly for mothers, without forgetting the more visible woman she also is. Set within a sonic environment based on a year’s worth of 1-minute recordings made each evening at 6pm, this piece invites viewers to reflect on their own sense of self that conflicts, shifts, and accretes over time through the recurrent activities and spaces we occupy daily
Ariel Hall is a multi-disciplinary artist working mainly in performance and installation. She has shown her work in New York City at La MaMa, Panoply Performance Lab, and the Culture Project, in Maine through CMCA and the Steel House, and in urban and rural public spaces internationally. From 2013-2015, Hall performed and facilitated participatory exhibitions for The Museum of Modern Art, including the work of artists Yoko Ono, James Lee Byars, and Lygia Clark.
Hall holds an MA in Performance Studies from New York University, where her thesis work focused on dismantling capitalist notions of selfhood in favor of relational, affectively valued subjectivity instantiated in the body.